Expanding her horizons with internships
External Relations Professional, Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM
Class of 2017
BBA in General Business
Member Of: Pace Volleyball Team
Miki Carver '17 from Oceanside, California is a general business major (with a pre-law minor) on our Pleasantville campus. In addition to her internships at Fox News Channel and the Republican National Committee, she is also on the Pace Volleyball team! Miki’s advice to other students looking for internships? “Be open to anything!”
Where are you interning this spring? Have you had any other internships previously?
This spring I was interning at Fox News Channel in Manhattan, before that I was at the Republican National Committee in DC. This summer I am interning for a New York State Senator doing in the Public Relations department.
I met so many people that I plan on staying in touch with for a very long time. There’s a networking aspect to these internships and I thought it was important to utilize that.
What have you been working on at your internship? Has it sparked an interest in a career/area of study you hadn’t already thought about?
My internship at Fox News was accounting, so I was putting together balance sheets every month, sending and receiving invoices and working closely to compile general ledgers. Being in an environment like Fox News really made me more interested in the media side of politics, so this summer I picked up a spot on a campaign.
Do you believe your internship experience has helped to prepare you for your future? How so?
I totally believe that the experience helped me prepare for the future. At Fox and at the Republican National Committee, I met so many people that I plan on staying in touch with for a very long time. There’s a networking aspect to these internships and I thought it was important to utilize that.
Any advice for other Lubin students looking for internships?
My advice to Lubin students looking for an internship is to be open to anything. I am not an accounting major whatsoever, so [Fox News internship] this definitely gave me a different perspective on business.