This post is an experiment of sorts--to see the network effect of the blogosphere in action to help get my mentee an internship.
I have been mentoring a bright young Fordham freshman for a few months now and she's trying to get an internship over the summer. I have posted her resume below, and would like to say a few words about her. Hopefully, someone who reads this blog will be interested in hiring a highly motivated young woman for a summer position where she can learn a lot and also contribute to real projects in a meaningful way.
I was impressed with Christina Maresca's enthusiasm right away. She has been very engaged in our mentoring relationship and works very hard at school. She is currently attending Fordham at the Marymount campus in Tarrytown, but will be transferring to the College of Business Administration at Rose Hill at the end of the semester. She is a scholarship student and she is already involving herself on campus in leadership roles--becoming the Treasurer of the Italian club immediately after starting school. She works two jobs while attending school--at the Gap and at the school's health center.
She has an interest in business, but one of the things we've discussed is that she needs some experience to help her explore her options. I believe that she could make a great contribution to any firm she joins this summer and hopefully someone will take the same chance on her that GM took on me when I first started interning around the same age.
If you contact Christina, please also leave a comment on this post. It will be interesting to see how much interest this blog is able to generate and whether or not this new medium can help her out.
And no, she does not have a blog of her own... yet. However, I think if she gets something over the summer from this blog, it will go a long way to convincing her how blogging can help even a student's career and perhaps that will motivate her to blog her summer internship. Keep that in mind. If she gets her internship from a blog, and blogs her experience, it might make for an interesting story and good publicity for your company.