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Students speak about their internship opportunities

To prepare for life after college, students are talking about their internship opportunities they have received while at Seton Hall. 

Isabelle Mazgaj, a junior business major, is a part-time intern at Brother USA’s legal department. Mazgaj said she worked full-time for the department during the summer and transitioned into a part-time internship during the school year. 

Mazgaj said her internship tasks included “working closely with the legal department’s paralegals to help support the in-house corporate attorneys at brother.” 

She said she reviews documents, makes any necessary changes in conjunction with business clients and sends out agreements for signatures as a large part of her daily work. 

“It has been a great learning experience for me as someone who wants to attend law school and pursue a career in the legal field in the future,” Mazgaj said. 

She said that her hands-on experience as an intern is something that she is grateful for because she learns from professionals in an industry that she wants to work in in the future. 

Mazgaj said she obtained her internship through Handshake, an online service that Seton Hall has available to all students. 

“Students should take advantage of the resources that Seton Hall has to offer, as well as the great alumni network that we have,” she said. “More people are willing to help you than you might think.” 

Sereena Garland-Sash, a senior psychology major, has an internship working at Jag-one Physical Therapy in South Orange. Garland-Sash said her duties include directing and assisting patients in exercises, administering heat and ice packs, talking to and checking in on patients, cleaning the patient tables and doing laundry. 

Garland-Sash said she received this internship by calling the company in the spring and exchanging contact information with the director. She said she had a conversation with the director and met with him twice before she started this fall. 

Garland-Sash said she advises underclassmen to “plan ahead and have a back-up plan.”

“I would also say to always be professional and respectful because it will benefit you in the future,” Garland-Sash said.

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John Coster, a senior marketing major, said he was an account management intern for Saatchi & Saatchi NYC this past summer. Coster said he was responsible for making competitive analysis decks, taking notes during meetings and helping schedule client related calls. 

Coster said he enjoyed his time there because of the skills he learned that he will use in the future when “focusing more on advertising.”

“Make as many connections as possible, and learn how to communicate effectively and get the time to know people. It always helps,” Coster said.

With drive, determination, and planning at Seton Hall, students can find internship opportunities that they will learn from and use to help further their careers. 

Alyssa Bernhammer can be reached at alyssa.bernhammer@student.shu.edu.




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