It’s 11 a.m. on a Thursday. Senior video production major Nick Tacony woke up a few hours earlier than he normally would and put on his best clothes before he attended to the Internship Expo at Webster University. Tacony is looking for an internship for the summer.
“I’m really wanting to do summer because then I can really focus on it more. Right now course load for spring might be a little heavier than what I want to do and the level of attention I want to give to the internship,” Tacony said.
He said he prepared for the expo by having a meeting the day before with Mindy Berkowitz, the director of the center for portfolio development and internships. She gave Tacony a few tips on how to beef up his resume and even approved the shirt he decided to wear for the day.
More than 100 students and about 40 companies gathered at the Sunnen Lounge in the University Center. Students were given a list of the companies that would be attending before hand and were encouraged to research the companies they were interested in. Students were encouraged to come to the event to network with the professionals or hand out resumes.
Tacony met with companies that offered video oriented internships. Once Films, Mercury Labs, the St. Louis Blues and some photography studios like Studio Altius were some of the companies that Tacony met with. Tacony said that he was a little nervous but he thought it was important to be him self.
“I enjoy people. I like talking to people so whenever you can just engage somebody and you can make a connection that way they are more likely to remember you,” Tacony said.
Webster University students are told to make appointments with Mindy Berkowitz at the center for portfolio development and internships to start the process of getting an internship.