Devyn Carter is a fourth-year Bachelor of Management student who is currently completing her 8-month internship with Management Career Services as Communications & Special Projects Assistant. Devyn admits that she didn’t initially consider taking part in the optional internship, but is now the program’s self-professed “biggest advocate”. And it’s not hard to see why; she’s done some pretty cool things so far, and she’s only halfway through!
Some of her top experiences include helping to build homes for Habitat for Humanity (while learning the transferable skill of holding a hammer!), networking alongside the Dal Tiger, and even meeting a long-time personal goal: getting a selfie with @DalPres.
Devyn says her internship experience is helping her expand her network and become more involved in the Faculty of Management community: “Every day, I get to interact with employers, students, and staff while being the first point of contact in the office. One of my most favorite parts of my position is creating promotional material used for events such as employer info sessions, Power Hours, and CareerDays.”
Her internship experience has also encouraged her to learn more about herself and her career interests: “Never before had I considered communications and marketing, but I’ve now come to realize that I really like it and that I’m good at it.” And with nearly half of her internship left to go, Devyn plans to use her time to continue to grow her network and further develop her skills and interests.
If you’re a Bachelor of Management student interested in learning more about the internship program, come out to our program information session on Thursday, September 29th at 4pm. Register on myCareer and find out what you need to do to secure a great paid internship so you can graduate on-time and with job experience.