Project Management Intern, Wegmans
BS Management Information Systems
I decided to attend Saunders due to the phenomenal reputation that RIT has with employers, as well as the great experience of a co-op. I also chose to add additional "techy" studies to my course load at Golisano by taking advantage of the Database Design, Development, and Implementation minor.
My co-op was a great experience because I was able to interact with so many different business units inside a great, local corporation. My day might consist of 4-6 meetings where the content might vary from Internet Marketing, Pharmacy, End User Computing, Real Estate or Accounting, or some combination of the listed. I had the opportunity to lead my own project. My project was implementing moving from a local network drive to a cloud storage drive. While this may sound simple, it touches an immense amount of users and is something that you utilize everyday in your job, therefore making it a very high-profile project. The Project Manager position is a fairly high-profile position itself where you have a lot of interaction across a vast number of projects. The amount that you are immersed into each project depends on the current workload and phase of the project. My time at Wegmans really showed me what an amazing culture they have and what a great place to work it is.
The career fair is a great way to get prepared for the job market as well as the extremely helpful career counselors and many, many other resources offered at the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.
The advantages to having a Saunders education are real world knowledge in the classroom, top notch professors, and engaged advisors and career counselors.