BEVERLY, Mass. - The semester-long internship is one of the essential pieces of Endicott's experiential learning model which includes two 120-hour internships, a semester-long internship, and senior thesis. In essence, it gets undergraduate students career ready with a loaded resume geared towards whatever their postgraduate endeavors may be.
Six of the members of the Class of 2018 for the Gulls men's lacrosse program - while balancing strength and conditioning programming, captains practices, official team practice, and the start to their 2017-18 campaign - have all completed their semester-long internship. One of these exceptional student-athletes - Colin Fahey (Boxford, Mass.) - gave us an insight into their experience working in their desired professions through our new question and answer series.
Semester-Long Internship: Assistant Loan Officer at Mortgage Financial
What inspired you to pursue an internship at this organization or what inspired you to go into the specific industry in which you are working?
As a finance major, I wanted to experience different fields of business. I have worked at a Private Equity firm prior and I have worked for a small business and getting experience in multiple fields would help me diversify my job opportunities in the future.
What were some of your most meaningful experiences on the job and what did you learn?
I was a part of the testing process in a system conversion that Mortgage Financial was a part of. I had few one on one conversations with my manager about the different kinds of loans they work on and the whole process of buying and selling loans.
How did your internship help clarify your postgraduate career pursuits?
Though I enjoyed working for a mortgage company, I do not see myself working for one in the future. My main goal is to be a financial analyst but that job description can be used in many different jobs. I am still uncertain where exactly I want to end up after graduation.
What advice would you give students that are either just starting the internship program at Endicott or students that will be going on semester-long internship?
Narrow down what you really want to do for a job after graduation and then search for any job that fits that criteria. Also, interning at a place that relates to personal interests is also a great experience. It might give way to different job opportunities. Lastly, use as many connections as possible when looking for internships.
The Endicott Experience feature aims to highlight the entirety of the student-athletes' experiential learning journey throughout their academic careers. The student-athlete at Endicott is afforded the same opportunities as the general student population at the College as it relates to internships, study abroad, and postgraduate career pursuits. This philosophy mirrors the mission statement of the College which every student is encouraged to take intellectual risks, pursue scholarly and creative interests, contribute to the community, and explore diverse career paths. Read more Endicott Experience features by navigating the links below.
INTERNSHIP: Fall 2015 | 2014-15 Internships | Fall 2016 Semester-Long | Gulls "Learn By Doing" On Winter Break | 442 Student-Athletes Complete Internships During 2016-17 Academic Year
STUDY ABROAD: Studying Abroad as a Student-Athlete at Endicott | James Dwyer Focuses on Opportunities Abroad in Switzerland with Les Roches Global Hospitality | Endicott Student-Athletes Study Abroad in Asia | Holly Erbe Studies Abroad in London, Paris, Amsterdam | Andrea Courtemanche Gains New Perspectives Through Study Abroad Trip |
ACADEMICS: Emily Sharpe and Eric Owens Balance STEM and Sport at Endicott | Kendra Walters, Creating Her Own Happiness Through Art at Endicott
CAREER OUTCOMES: Internships Lead To Career Outcomes | 2015 Graduates Find Immediate Success in Job Market