As we get deeper into our college careers, more and more opportunities arise. For example, there are an extensive amount of internships available in Chicago. DePaul students always have great internship opportunities - since Chicago is home to so many incredible companies and organizations. It is likely that you will experience many different internships throughout your DePaul career.
This past Summer I had the opportunity to intern in the finance department of The American Board of Medical Specialties. A nonprofit located in River North which focuses on furthering the education of the doctors of their member boards. Their mission was a little bit complex to understand, but the organization is great. And the people I worked with taught me so much.
I was lucky to have found this position through Handshake around springtime. Even though I didn’t know this organization before applying, the description, and it being a nonprofit, made me really excited. It seemed like a good experience to have with accounting.
There are a lot of great perks to interning in the summer. I had the opportunity to learn and help out different departments of the organization; I was treated like an employee, where I got to sit in on very important meetings and give my input; I was also able to join in their Summer outings and socials in the office.
I worked with very intelligent people in an all-women finance department, which I found very inspiring. They taught me so much I can use in any future career down the line in regards to finance-related knowledge, work tips and even just life tips. I’m glad I’m in a city full of such great organizations and companies and can’t wait to see what other experiences I will have.