Student Spotlight

Alli-Stendler

Alli Stendler

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - TWIN CITIES


LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

SESSION: Spring 2018

INTERNSHIP FIELD: Communications

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There really is no comparison for an internship abroad and it is unlikely you will have another chance to do something like that. You will leave with a better idea of what you want in a career, what types of values you have, and many friends from all over Europe...

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WHY BARCELONA?

I chose Barcelona because of its location in Europe, its climate, and its culture and history.

Alli had experience working in the U.S. but she was ready to gain experience in a multi-cultural workplace with an international exposure. Her goal was to find a program that fit her needs as far as courses, costs, and internship options and she found that with CEA. Alli describes her placement process as ‘fairly easy’ and attributes that to the help and guidance of CEA’s staff. She’s grateful that her boss worked closely to develop her goals during her time at work. According to Alli, they “talked about what I wanted to learn or try, and he let me know that anything I wanted to do that I should talk to him about it.”  

Even though it’s been over a year since Alli’s internship, she still speaks excitedly about her experience. She feels it’s important to let future internship students know that interning doesn’t take away from the study abroad experience.  You can still travel (accounting for your work schedule) and have a social life!  Her number one piece of advice is to be open to new experiences and say yes to everything. You can really see this mentality shine through when talking to Alli about her experience. Alli has used this internship to secure a second internship at a U.S. based international telecommunications company as the Brand and Marketing Communications intern and credits her internship abroad for helping her gain her current internship. 

 

 

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