CBE Summer Experiences with Morgan Libell ’23

Morgan Libell at her internship at Giant Eagle Corporate in Pittsburgh, PA
Morgan Libell in front of her office at Giant Eagle Corporate

This summer CBE Fellow and rising senior, Morgan Libell is a Merchandising Intern for the Procurement and Space Planning teams at Giant Eagle Corporate. Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $9.7 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading food, fuel and pharmacy retailer in the region with more than 470 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

How is the summer going?  We asked Morgan…

How did you find your internship?

Morgan: “I found my internship through LinkedIn and through friends of mine.”

What are you doing during this experience?

Morgan:  ” My job is to facilitate meetings with people all over the company to understand the seasonal merchandise process better, and at the end of the summer I will present on these issues and solutions I have found viable to make Giant Eagle a ‘seasonal destination’.”

Would you recommend this internship to other students?

Morgan:  “Giant Eagle has created a great environment for young people to grow and learn more about retail and various roles in general. I would happy to return there this January, if they will have me back. I would definitely recommend this internship, I would just try to ensure that you have a contact before applying. ”

Morgan is a Business Major and Global Health Studies Minor, planning to graduate in January 2023. She is  currently a CBE Fellow and the past President and Senior Advisor to the Allegheny College Wealth Management Club.

Allegheny’s Business major is designed to help students gain a deep knowledge of the managerial and business concepts typically used by the business and non-profit world. The program also focuses on the tools, skills, and competencies needed to solve practical problems faced by organizations. The  business majors from Allegheny will graduate with a strong liberal arts background enabling them to learn how they can use their financial success to serve humanity, make a difference in people’s lives and leave a legacy of success and service. Every business major is expected to engage in a mentored experiential learning project or activity – this may be satisfied by a study abroad program or an internship that exposes the student to cultural, civic engagement and global issues.