After completing several projects through Parker Dewey, I have gained invaluable exposure to a variety of industries, offering me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of business and improve my various skillsets. These projects have also allowed me to enhance my professional network by building relationships with individuals from smaller companies with unique missions and operations.
Many of our students pursue majors with names that don't sound like job titles – this helps them understand how the skills developed in philosophy, history, and other courses relate to those jobs they will have after graduation. In addition, our students seek advice on these assignments from faculty and staff members as well as alumni, driving engagement in a way that goes beyond the classroom or typical conversations.
I know that I am getting bright, intellectually curious, and motivated talent. I also find it personally fulfilling to give back to my school in the form of mentorship and capability-building in a live work setting. It's a rare opportunity to create "wins" for my company, the school, the students, and myself!
While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.
I now have a better idea on what it's like working in different departments and industries, and understand what roles would be best for me when I graduate. Plus, the variety of these experiences has helped my resume stand out and show me as more than a GPA and hourly jobs.
I feel so lucky that I found Parker Dewey. It allows me to add to my resume while also getting real interactions with clients. I have the opportunity to be treated as an actual employee rather than a student with an assignment due. It holds me responsible and accountable for my work and deadlines, unlike school where you can turn in something late and not get into much trouble.
“From the college and university of their choice into the career and life of their choice.” Parker Dewey helps to make that dream, our social contract with the future, a reality. For so many individuals, these Micro-Internships — and the accompanying learning and mentoring that flows naturally — have served as the Keystone to professional opportunities.
I can only say great things about my experience. The CEO has been amazing giving me feedback and working with me on the project.