Linh Huynh, a first-year student in the Master of Nonprofit Organizations program and intern at Inbloom Consulting, is just one of many graduate students to take advantage of the university’s Office of Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education, a resource countless students turn to as they forge their paths toward their career goals. By tapping into the office’s resources—such as career fairs, career coaching, workshops and more—students can fine-tune their resumes and pursue opportunities that offer valuable insights.
In honor of National Career Development Month, celebrated annually in November, The Daily asked Huynh to share her internship experience with us. Read on to get a glimpse of a day in her life as an intern.
Development and Marketing Analyst, Inbloom Consulting
Before officially starting classes in the Master of Nonprofit Management program at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Huynh saw an internship listing at Inbloom Consulting on Handshake, the university’s student job listing platform. With the help of Brian Matthews, assistant director of experiential learning post-graduate planning and experiential education, Huynh secured the internship.
At Inbloom, Huynh is tasked with assisting an average of four nonprofit organizations at a time reach their missions through fundraising, marketing and event-planning activities.
Building teamwork and effective communication skills in the nonprofit sector, Huynh considers her work with Inbloom to be “an important foundation for me to build a career path in nonprofit fundraising and development.”
And Huynh credits Matthews for ensuring the experience has been a successful part of her education: “He helps me navigate through the requirements and expectations of the practicum and makes sure that I align my learning objectives with my practicum experience.”
Huynh’s internship has since grown into a part-time position, and she hopes to continue working at the company for as long as possible. So what does a day look like for her? See her sample schedule below.
My alarm goes off.
I spend my morning working from home since our company is still operating in a hybrid model.
I log into work and join my first virtual meeting for the day. I typically join two to three virtual meetings every day.
I sift through emails and perform project management tasks independently.
I’m on the road heading to the office. On the way I grab coffee for my team members.
Continue work calls with clients in the office.
The team and I get together for an internal working meeting to debrief on project updates, progress, and upcoming to-dos for the team.
I shift through email one more time, finish up other to-do tasks for the day and line up the next set of to-do tasks for the next work day.
I log out and finish my work day.
I grab a quick bite and skim through class readings.
I head to campus and get ready for my evening class at 6:30 p.m.
This story appeared in The Daily on Nov. 28, 2022.