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School of Business Students Engage in Internships

November 23, 2020

This semester, students in the School of Business learned some unique, valuable lessons about remote working, time management, and career-specific skills while completing internships.

Danielle Moore

This semester, students in the School of Business learned some unique, valuable lessons about remote working, time management, and career-specific skills while completing internships.

Management major Danielle Moore interned for Rochester Regional Health, working with practice managers of the Finger Lakes Medical (FLMA) group. Her internship included working pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology. She also worked with the practice managers in Lyons Internal Medicine, Williamson Family Practice, and Newark Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

To see what a typical day looks like at each site, Moore was able to spend time with managers within each practice, attending meetings that explored metrics, discrepancies, challenges, and how they are working to make areas better. One of the most impactful moments of Moore’s time in the internship was learning about the care given in the pediatrics department to families who are financially struggling.

“The employees within these practices pool money together during the holidays to support families during these hard times,” she said. Throughout the year, the practices also do “jean day” on Fridays, donating $2 to buy-in for the privilege of wearing denim. At the end of the year, the funds are used to purchase gloves, hats, books, or other small items for children. “It has given me a newfound respect for these offices, the people in them, and the type of work they do.”

Kumar Ghimiery

Junior Kumar Ghimirey started his journey with Iron Smoke Distillery in July 2020 as a volunteer marketing intern. He now serves as a full-time intern, a position that started in September. A marketing major with a minor in sales, he said the opportunity has helped him build new skills in Facebook advertising, Google trend analytics, website analytics, small business operations, and social media analysis. He was also able to leverage his knowledge of Canva, Excel, and research development, while strengthening his communication and time management skills.

Garret Redmond, a senior majoring in business administration, spent the semester with Rodriguez Construction Group (RCG) as a project engineer intern. During his time with RCG, he worked on budgeting, invoicing, estimates, marketing, and business development.

“The software skills used to complete engineering projects were all new to me and I was pushed outside of my comfort zone,” he said, adding that the experience was very beneficial and will help him in his career path.

During his time at Rodriguez Construction Group, he was able to apply his own knowledge of business, while also learning myriad new skills to grow as a leader.

Jewel Freeman, a senior accounting major, took her talents to the Defense Contract Audit Agency, learning governmental auditing skills and gaining knowledge about how to work with contractors.

Nick DeLella

Junior business management major Nick DeLella has served in his internship with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office throughout the pandemic. He has gained real-world experience in a professional and fast-paced environment. DeLella interns with the recruitment unit where he assists the command staff in completing tasks within areas of warrants, budgets and personnel, civil process, security, document control, and specialized units. He also plays a role in trainings, supporting departmental staff with police procedures and interpersonal communication. He said a highlight of his experience was supporting deputies in preparing for the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

“I ultimately used a lot of the skills I learned in the classroom at Fisher and through that was able to apply it to the work I was doing,” DeLella said. “Getting to know the great men and women that serve our community has given me an in-depth look into law enforcement and has allowed me to see things from a different perspective.”