How to “Excel” at your Internship

2019/2020 Fellows, from left - first row: Shannon Putnam '20, Emma Black '20, Rachel Tobler '21, Trevor Day '20, Carlos Sanchez '20, Rafael Balanquet '20
2019/2020 Fellows, from left – first row: Shannon Putnam ’20, Emma Black ’20, Rachel Tobler ’21, Trevor Day ’20, Carlos Sanchez ’20, Rafael Balanquet ’20

The CBE Fellows invite all Allegheny students for a special event on Gator Day – Allegheny’s day of programming centered on helping students connect their curricular and co-curricular experiences with the next steps they want to take at Allegheny and beyond.

The Fellows have created a new workshop entitled, How to “Excel” at your Internship based on their collective experience as both job applicants and interns in a wide variety of workplace environments.  A key requirement for most positions today is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office’s spreadsheet program, Excel® – in fact, employers expect students to be proficient in Excel from their first day on the job.

But what about those soft skills everyone talks about?  The Fellows recognized that it’s not simply the technical skills required for Excel, the key to success is understanding how to achieve the kind of results that benefit the organization.

To master both skills, the Fellows have designed this Excel workshop to teach Excel tips, tricks and shortcuts and share real life examples of how these skills can help students to succeed in the workplace. All six Fellows will be on hand to answer questions on Excel and internships as well as discuss how they were able to utilize these skills in their past internships.  Participants will receive a handout with Excel shortcuts.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 9:30 – 10:30 am in Quigley #220.  Students can feel free to bring their laptops or use the computers in the room.   A light breakfast will be provided.

Center for Business & Economics Fellows

Center for Business & Economics FellowsCBE Fellows are a select group of motivated students that function as a leadership team to support CBE programming and act as student ambassadors. Activities are structured to enable students to include this position on their respective resumes as a valuable work experience.  To qualify for this position, students must have a keen interest in both business and economics, maintain a good academic standing, and regularly attend all CBE activities.

Center for Business and Economics Fellows

Gator Day

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics attracts Allegheny’s next generation of business innovators and entrepreneurs by providing a host of co-curricular activities that connect with and deepen their classroom experiences.