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Internship Success - Hira Arif

Recently, Network Kinection had the opportunity to work with Palomar College student, Hira Arif. After being placed, Hira had the opportunity to write about her internship experience with Solatube:

"In high school, I really enjoyed being technically savvy with computers – once, I tinkered with graphic design software, and created a website for a local library. My partner and I entered it into a competition, and we won first place! When it came time to pick my college major, I looked for a something where I could advance my computer skills and incorporate business skills. The answer was going into Management Information Systems (MIS).

I first heard about Solatube International’s Commercial Marketing internship through Palomar College’s Career Center. The position involved working with the Marketing Department to develop their online presence. I also got to work closely with the Vice President of Commercial Sales.  I learned so much about marketing as well as the production of a manufacturing company. Along with my marketing projects, I was given an opportunity to: research leads for the Sales Department, work on a science paper for the Research Department, participate in a behind-the-scenes product photo shoot, and plan and execute an event for their suppliers.

This knowledge will greatly benefit me once I obtain my MIS degree and look for a management position. My internship gave me a great stepping stone to my ultimate career goal. My goal is to become a vital part of a company where I can share ideas, work on campaigns and projects, and become a team leader."

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