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Baylor MBAs Secure Internships Amid COVID-19 Fallout

With so many employers unexpectedly and abruptly scaling back their internship openings this summer, several of our MBA candidates suddenly found their internships in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this was a major setback, our students remained resilient and focused in their search for alternate opportunities. Students in the Baylor MBA program work closely with the Career Center from day one and this close working relationship with experienced career professionals certainly contributed to our students’ ability to find valuable internships for the summer.

It took a dose of creativity, persistence, and legwork, but all of our students were eventually placed despite the difficult hiring environment with which they were faced. We are confident that this experience has taught our students how to adapt and be best at whatever their careers throw at them.

Amine Qourzal with Baylor’s Career Center pulled back the curtain a bit on what this summer has been like for Baylor MBA students who had been planning on gaining valuable, resume-building experience through an internship this summer.

“With so many employers unexpectedly and abruptly scaling back their internship openings this summer, several of our MBA candidates suddenly found their internships in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this could have been a major setback, our students remained resilient and focused in their search for alternate opportunities. Students in the Baylor MBA program work closely with the Career Center from day one and this close working relationship with experienced career professionals certainly contributed to our students’ ability to find valuable internships for the summer. It took a dose of creativity, persistence, and legwork, but our students were eventually placed despite the difficult hiring environment with which they were faced. We are confident that this experience has taught our students how to adapt and be best at whatever their careers throw at them. Here are a few spotlights of our MBA students and their internships.”

Here are just a handful of Baylor MBA interns with a bit of background about the experience and expertise that they are gaining this summer.

Sabrina Danscuk is interning at Blue Shield of CA as their Customer Experience Strategy and Planning Intern. She is working cross-functionally with senior managers developing dashboards to integrate customer perspective into their customer experience strategy.

Cade Guillot is a Pricing and Allocation Marketing Intern at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He has worked on auditing projects that test the accuracy of the pricing predictor used to help establish prices throughout the eastern United States, created real-time reports showing the current state of petroleum sales, and collaborated on a collegiate marketing campaign promoting oil use in modern society.

Noureen Husnani is serving as a People Analytics and Customer Success Intern for Claro Workforce Analytics. Claro is a people analytics technology platform that is organizing all of the world’s workforce-related information. Their mission is to make this information easily accessible so that organizations can make more strategic decisions about talent. Her major responsibilities include interpreting and analyzing open source data to increase marketability as well as partnering with new customers to help them onboard with Claro’s platform and advise them on all things people analytics.

Ethan Swain is interning with Higginbotham & Associates. His main project currently is managing an IT software upgrade for the office. Additionally, he has been marketing to clients and studying to obtain his Property and Casualty Insurance license. His internship also consists of helping around the office with drafting proposals, joining sales calls, and renewing policies.

Amber Campman is a Business Intelligence Intern for the Phoenix Suns. Her internship has been very exciting due to the constant changes in the NBA’s plans for this season. She has had the opportunity to network across the company and learn about new projects being implemented in response to all the unknown details. Her primary objective is to develop dashboards to report and analyze key financial and marketing information.

Jesse Hamilton is a Digital Marketing and Strategy Intern at ClearVista Financial. He is helping the company shift their business model to an online format through webinars and virtual engagement. He also manages a weekly podcast that explores investing and Biblical financial principles.

Corrie Penraat is a Strategic Sourcing Intern at the Walt Disney Co. She began her internship in Anaheim in January 2020 but switched to remote work when COVID-19 hit. Her primary roles include helping with analytics on contract spending and sourcing vendors.

Read more about Corrie’s experience interning for a Fortune 500 company during a global pandemic.


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