F Colleen Rose:
Visual Communications Design/General Communication | Senior
Company: Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Internship Title: Merchandising Intern
“In the sports industry, there are not many typical days. On game days, I would show up about
five to six hours before kickoff to help unload all of the merchandise to our two locations.
My team would set up tents and then spend the next two hours setting up the stands and the
merchandise. Once the gates opened, it was all about selling and interacting with customers.
“I was able to use a lot of what I have learned in my Visual Communications Design degree
because I was given the opportunity to design merchandise. The most exciting thing about
my internship was seeing a T-shirt I designed on a person; it was surreal seeing something I
designed and sold out in public.”
H Peter Green: Law and Society | Senior
Company: House of Representatives Committee
on Homeland Security
Internship Title: Intern
Peter’s summer 2017 internship “has given me an invaluable insight into how the
federal government functions, as well as how federal law enforcement is supervised
and organized. I was able to connect with and speak to staff from many different
organizations, which helped me narrow my area of focus in law enforcement. The
questions I was able to ask them regarding how to take the next step in my career and
how to make myself stand out will help me for the rest of my career. This summer has
only fueled my desire to pursue a career in law enforcement, and it has given me the
confidence I need to advance with my career.
“One highlight of my experience was a behind-the-scenes tour of the National
Archives. As a group, we were staring at the most important documents in our
nation’s history. We were looking at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of
Rights, and the United States Constitution. The over whelming sense of history and
patriotism made me realize we were part of history during this summer. The bills
we had been a part of, including the reauthorization of the Department of Homeland
Security, would be forever inscribed in history.”
To see more Job-Ready internship stories, head to cla.purdue.edu/Job-Ready. All photos provided by students.