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Internship Leads to Full-Time Position

Internship Leads to Full-Time Position


Morristown, NJ (November 24, 2020) – "My internship gave me a head start in my career," says Thomas Michael, '20.

Last year, when he was nearing the end of his college career, Thomas realized that he wanted more hands-on experience. He became very interested in acquiring the experience and expertise necessary to operate a business effectively and turned to his advisors for assistance. As a psychology major with a business minor, Michael was looking for an internship that joined his two passions.

Shortly after consulting with his advisors and the Experiential Learning Center, Thomas was accepted into a semester-long management trainee program at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In this position, he had the opportunity to partake in sales calls, delve into marketing tactics, work with insurance companies and used his psychology degree to enhance his ability to interact with customers.

"I learned how a multi-million-dollar business operates and the value of good customer service," explains Thomas. "People can rent a car anywhere but great costumer service makes them more likely to return to Enterprise."

Due to the skills and relationships Thomas developed as an intern, just one month after graduating from SEU he was able to secure a full-time position as a manager-in-training at Enterprise. This experience pushed Thomas to become more reflective, ambitious and confident in his abilities despite the uncertainty of the economy.

"During one of the most devastating health crises in our nation's history, Enterprise has helped me gain financial security," says Thomas. "And I wouldn't have gotten that chance without SEU."