Career Development Office


Career Development Office
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063

Location: Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
Phone: (716) 673-3327
Fax: (716) 673-3593

E-mail: careers@fredonia.edu

Office Hours:
Academic Year
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, M-F
Summer
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

Intern Wall of Fame

 

Rebekah Bretl
"I've created public relations and advertising campaigns such as Share Your City, which is a campaign I developed along with the Brand Consultant. After my semester-long internship, they offered me a full-time position for the summer."
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Rebekah Bretl (Public Relations, Senior)
Brand Manager Intern
Development Corporation for "Jamestown Up Close", Jamestown, NY


Brian Carroll
"I was given the opportunity to perform genealogical research on local Fredonia residents and set exhibits in the museum. With these skills that I have acquired from being a part of this internship, I have an opportunity of working in a larger museum anywhere around the world."

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Brian Carroll (History, Junior)
Museum Studies Intern
Barker History Museum, Fredonia, NY


Erik Coler

"It was an amazing experience where I received real hands on experience meeting people and learned about our government in our nation's capitol. I had the chance to work in the world's most powerful legislature and help citizens of New York State at the same time."
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Erik Coler (Political Science, Junior)
Policy Intern
Senator Charles Schumer, Washington D.C. Office


Megghan Connolly

"I got an opportunity to be involved in real management activities, including interviewing, hiring, training, and overseeing a calling staff...and an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are incredibly useful in the business field (and it’s paid, too!)."
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Megghan Connolly (Business Administration-Marketing, Senior)
Phonathon Manager Intern
Fredonia College Foundation, SUNY Fredonia


Zachary Cornell "My internship was a great experience. It was one of the best experiences that I was able to do during my time at Fredonia. By giving me so much hands on learning I am more confident in the job I can do after I graduate from school."
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Zachary Cornell (Sport Management, Senior)
Assistant Athletic Director
Chautauqua Lake Central School


Andrea DeGrave "My advice for fellow students is to always be aware of your opportunities to build your resume and gain experience. If you are looking for a job, try to find one in the field of your major, or that related to a job you hope to have in the future. Be willing to take a job or internship that pays less than another, or maybe that does not pay at all. It will pay off in the long run."
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Andrea DeGrave (Social Work, Junior)
Child Protective Services Intern
Erie County Child Protective Services, Buffalo, NY


Chelsea Drake "I’ve had five internships and they’ve all helped me reach my career goals. I found that each one of my internships led right into the next, which was an easy opportunity for me to network and gain exposure."
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Chelsea Drake (Journalism, Senior)
Editorial Intern, Buffalo Spree Magazine
Editorial Intern, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
Visiting Writers Series Intern, Fredonia English Department
Leader Practicum Intern, The Leader
Chief Research Assistant, Jake Halpern (Author, journalist, radio producer)

 


Brittany Gilbert

"I had an opportunity to intern with the University Police right here on campus. It was a very active and hands-on internship. UP has a lot of great officers and I am grateful to have learned from them. It was such an awesome experience!"
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Brittany Gilbert (Criminal Justice, Senior)
Law Enforcement Intern
University Police, SUNY Fredonia

 


Justin Giles "This is real life experience that I would not have been able to get from any class. Working in sports has always been my goal and this opportunity I was given made that goal plausible."
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Justin Giles (Business Administration-Marketing, Senior)
Front Office Intern
Jamestown Jammers, Jamestown, NY


John Gradel "I would rate my experience as excellent because of the valuable experiences I had and the creativity I was able to incorporate into W.H.O.A. as the first intern of this program."
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John Gradel (Social Studies Adolescence Education, Senior)
Late Night Programming Intern
Campus Life, SUNY Fredonia 


Dallas Greene"This is my first internship and it has been an exciting new adventure for me. It feel it has given me a leg up in terms of preparing for an interview, staying organized, working with and meeting new people, time management, and working in the film production field."
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Dallas Greene (TV/Film Production, Junior)
Videographer Intern -Study Abroad Promotional Video
International Education Office, SUNY Fredonia


"The experience is really anything you can make out of it. It gives you a feel for your comfort level in your field of interest and allows you to develop and grow as an individual."
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Kayla Griewisch (Psychology, Junior)
School Psychology/Counseling
Pine Valley Central School, South Dayton, NY 


Nicholas Gunner "I would rate this internship experience as invaluable...building Atmotag was the only route for gaining the experience I have now."
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Nicholas Gunner (TV/Film Production, Junior)
Atmotag Web Design/Multimedia Intern (entrepreneur)
Environmental Science (self-designed), SUNY Fredonia


Meghan Harrington "This internship was very valuable in my goals to become a teacher. I learned how to think on my feet and to always have a backup plan. I became familiar with many campus resources and became more prepared for my future."
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Meghan Harrington (Childhood Education, Senior)
Experienced Leadership Development Program Intern
Office of Campus Life, SUNY Fredonia


"My time at the Institute has allowed me to grasp a vast knowledge of future careers in various aspects of the field. I have realized after the experiences that I want to continue to work for this cause, and to make positive changes in others lives."
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Lyndsay Harris (Political Science, Senior)
Case Manager Intern
International Institute of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


"Both the positive experiences and tribulation I encountered during my program have prepared me for my future career. My experience there was stressful and very hard at times but it was the most rewarding and outstanding experience I could have ever asked for."
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Jamie Hullings (Business Management, Senior)
College Program Merchandise Intern
Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL


Chelsea Kramer "I had the opportunity to be a Child Talent and Production intern at Sesame Street for their 45th season. I assisted with all aspects of hiring child performers including working auditions, communicating with parents and agents, compiling payroll paperwork, and wrangling children to hair, makeup, set. I never imagined I would be a Child Talent intern, because I had no prior knowledge in the child casting process, but I was chosen because of my prior internship experiences, my experience with working with children at sleep away camp, student teaching, and the impression I left after my interview."
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Chelsea Kramer (English, Alumna 2013)
Child Casting & Production Intern
Sesame Street Workshop, New York, NY


Kristina Kitzen "I have learned what it means to be an archivist; by preserving, organizing and pulling records. This internship has and will open up many doors for me,as I would like to pursue a career where I would be working in the federal government."
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Kristina Kitzen (History & International Studies, Senior)
Museum Intern
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC


Kelley Lord "At Clear Channel Radio I interned for the 5 major stations in NYC. I was able to have hands on experience videotaping celebrity interviews and was taught how to edit using various video editing software. I also learned web managing skills by manually converting audio and video servers. Because of my internship I was recommended for jobs with NBC Sports in Seattle and Los Angeles. "
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Kelley Lord (Communication-Journalism, Senior)
Production Intern
Clear Channel Radio & NBCUniversal, New York, NY


Jonathan Maderer

"I learned how to run a small business as well as how to please customers and how to work well with others. I gained real-world experience that I was unable to gain in a classroom."
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Jonathan Maderer (Business-Finance)
Snack Shack CEO
Business Club Snack Shack Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia

 


"When I began this internship I had no idea how much I would fall in love with this line of work."
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Samantha Mann (Psychology, Senior)
ASAT Counselor Internship
Lakeview Correctional Facility, Brocton, NY 


Allison Martin "The internship was excellent and the experience was invaluable; the doctors and staff were very welcoming and encouraging. My questions were always welcomed and answered, and I was encouraged to participate in many different aspects of the daily operations there."
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Allison Martin (Biochemistry, Senior)
Medical Examiner Intern
Erie County Department of Health, Buffalo, NY 

 


Jessica Martinen "This internship showed me ways that the knowledge I learn in my classes is applied in a real world setting."
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Jessica Martinen (Psychology, Senior)
Clinical Psychology Intern
WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY

 


"It definitely is a headache at times but I am gaining once-in-a-lifetime lessons in business that will help me later on."
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Rachel Mimken (Graphic Design and Business Marketing, Junior)
Snack Shack CEO
The Snack Shack, Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia


Lisa Modera "Overall, this internship at the United Nations working in the Mission was an absolutely amazing growing experience for me, both personally and professionally. Having the chance to be a part of the Malawi Mission and help in any way I could was the most fulfilling task I’ve taken on in my life thus far. "
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Lisa Modera (Exercise Science, Senior)
United Nations Health Intern
United Nations Malawi Mission, New York City


James Murgillo "The opportunity I received with Paychex will have a special impact on my future.  The skills and teachings obtained throughout my internship have already helped me earn a position that had a competitive interview process.  I can only see myself reaping the benefits of this internship far into the future."
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James Murgillo (Business Administration - Marketing, Senior)
Training and Development Intern
Paychex, Rochester, NY


Courtney O'Donnell "I have gained so much experience, especially with sports broadcasting. I learned all of the skills and programs that I will need in the future (Final Cut, Photoshop, and other various programs). I got to work with cameras and filmed many baseball games, make a music video, and created a few commercials." » Read more...

Courtney O'Donnell (Communication - Video Production, Senior)
Video Broadcasting Intern
Rochester Red Wings
Rochester, NY


Leah Palmer "Not only did I gain much knowledge in the Human Resources field, but my communication and presentation skills were strengthened throughout this internship. Being able to adapt to the cross-cultural changes in the business setting and in general was a challenge, but I was able to gain a lot from learning how to easily adapt.  You can only learn so much in the classroom, but an internship gives you the real life experience you need to succeed and to determine whether you’re in the right career path. » Read more...

Leah Palmer (Psychology, Senior)
Human Resources Intern
HLB Mann Judd (accounting firm)
Sydney, Australia


Al Palmquist "My internship experience in Quito, Ecuador was one of the best experiences of my youth.  I encourage any FSU student considering following in my footsteps to do an internship abroad or semester abroad." » Read more...

Alexander Palmquist (Social Studies Adolescence Education & History, Alumnus)
Street Outreach Volunteer Intern
Quito, Ecuador


Victor Patinha
"This internship allowed me to connect with the students/community here in Fredonia, as well as enhance my social/communication skills. I enjoyed going to different restaurants and stores, to see how the economy was affecting them. Being able to talk in front of large crowds is never easy. After two seasons I felt comfortable presenting in any situation."
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Victor Patinha (Computer Information Systems, Senior)

Host of Popular Politics Intern
The Raphy Report (TRR) Productions, Fredonia NY


Mark Pringle "Exposure to all I am responsible for in regard to this internship will assist me in my professional career in many ways..Internships are an amazing link from classroom instruction to your field of study."
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Mark Alexander Pringle (Childhood Inclusive Education, Junior)
Office of Field Experience Intern
College of Education, SUNY Fredonia


Michael Raheb"My internship was excellent. I absolutely love working with the patients, and the nurses I work with are very nice to work with. They always help me with anything I need and are always willing to see how far I can go in relation to this field."
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Michael Raheb (Exercise Science, Sophomore)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, NY


Alyssa Renwick"CMT has given me the opportunity to sit in on meetings, attend private concerts, and be treated like an actual employee."
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Alyssa Renwick (Music Business, Senior)
Program Development Intern
Country Music Television, Nashville, TN


Megan Riley "This internship will help me reach my career goals because it has allowed me to become accustomed to being in a clinical environment."
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Megan Riley (Biology, Senior)
Clinical Aide
North County Spine and Sports, Dunkirk, NY


Michael Santoli "The most valuable aspect of this internship to me, other than the experience I gained, is the relationships I have built with the team."
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Michael Santoli (Business Administration, Sophomore)
Marketing/Promotion Coordinator
Snack Shack, Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia


Samantha Schlein "I was able to immerse myself in many facets of public relations and learn about tools that I would have not otherwise been exposed to. The communication department at SUNY Fredonia really prepares a student for the “real world,” but being able to have hands on experience allows a person to practice what they’ve learned."
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Samantha Schlein (Public Relations & Audio/Radio Production, Junior)
Marketing & Communications Intern
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY


Christian Torres "During my internship..I learned how to plan events, and the implementation process to make each event successful. It taught me many hands on skills on how to deal with projects and events."
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Christian Torres (Business Administration/Management, Senior)
Water Meter Coordinator
City of Dunkirk, Development Office, Dunkirk, NY


"I've learned a lot from my internship! Fredonia has a great education program and I've learned a lot here...within my first two weeks I met some teachers and administrators from Buffalo that were helpful in finding out what it's really like out there in the real schools."
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Katie Tyczynski (Childhood Inclusive, Math Concentration, Junior)
Environmental Education Intern
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


Wade Weatherlow "I have gained valuable insight and experience regarding competition in the product and service industries."
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Wade Weatherlow (Business Administration/Management, Senior)
Management of a Publicly Regulated Corporation
DFT Communications, Fredonia, NY


"As an accounting minor I now have formal business experience on my resume that will show employers that I am capable of obtaining and maintaining positions in my field of business."
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Faith Wester (Finance, Accounting Minor, Senior)
Two internships completed:
 - Tax Preparer, EG Tax, Fredonia, NY
 - Payroll Assistant, The Learning Center, SUNY Fredonia


Elise Wilkin "I would highly recommend an internship with a local company, such as DFT Communications. You get hands-on experience under the supervision of people who are accommodating to your schedule and genuinely care about your success. ...The study abroad program that I was enrolled in at the University College Dublin was inclusive of an internship with Bentley Systems International, Ltd. As a result of both my internship experiences, I am more confident in my pursuit for employment after graduation."
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Elise Wilkin (Public Accountancy, Senior)
Two internships completed:
- Accounting Assistant Intern, DFT Communications, Fredonia, NY
- Credit/Collections Intern, Bentley Systems International, Ltd., Dublin, Ireland


Heather Williams "I absolutely love this internship because I have learned so much as well as developed a new network of associates and colleagues."
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Heather Williams (English, Senior)
Leadership Resource Center Intern
Leadership Resource Center, SUNY Fredonia


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