Interning During the Pandemic
Posted on September 9, 20202020 has been a year of much uncertainty, but also a lot of growth and change. For me, a student beginning my senior year of college, the summer of 2020 was an important one. I had plans to intern in NYC, but due to the COVID-19 global pandemic my internship was cancelled and I was left to wonder how my final college summer would unfold.
To my rescue came NDT. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University kept its students posted on internship opportunities, knowing how many of our internship plans had unraveled. I sent in my resume and to my delight, Risa Kahn reached out to interview me for the Social Media Intern position at NDT. Risa was a delight to speak with from my first interview with her, and she continues to brighten my day with frequent check-ins even after the conclusion of my internship.
When I began working with NDT, I only had an inkling as to what services a recruiting company offered. I was quickly introduced to the lovely recruiters of NDT and taught the many opportunities a recruiter has to offer. Utilizing an NDT recruiter in one’s job search is a free service that helps get a foot in the door for certain employers and job opportunities, grants access to exclusive job offers, provides an expert in the field who knows the wants and needs of an employer and a job candidate, and builds a connection with great rapport where your recruiter gets to know you on a personal level and can easily look out for your interests. I made it my goal to help promote these benefits on social media to the best of my ability.
This summer with NDT, I was able to craft written content for the NDT team in the form of diversity statements, social media promotional posts, blog articles, and website descriptions to best communicate what NDT has done in the past and is currently doing during the pandemic. I was also able to utilize Google Analytics and other research to curate recommendations for NDT’s online presence. This included recommendations for NDT’s website, which I applied to a mock-up site to aid in future online communication of NDT’s wonderful services. Upon completion of my internship, I walked away not only with new experience and knowledge of the recruiting business but also many new friendships and mentors. NDT is an extraordinary tech and tech-business recruiting company, and I can say with confidence that anyone who chooses to work with them will be beyond pleased with their work. The recruiters at NDT are some of the most down-to-earth and lovely people I have ever met and I am so thankful to have worked with them this summer!
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