Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fall 2017

Position: Communications/Events Intern
Student: Economics Senior

In the morning around 10 o’clock, I start my day at my assigned desk on the computer. There are a few everyday tasks that must be completed from the Communications department. The first is emailing prospects. I receive a list of prospects, member or non-member, and sort them in their categories. If I come across prospects with little to none information, I must do some research to sort them. After sorting, I send emails to certain prospects who are non- members to let them know more about the association in the event they would like to join. Another daily task that must be completed is mailing Report to the Nations and Fraud Magazine. I spend my time in the shipping/packaging area to fill out requests from prospects and prepare shipments. I also sort through return mail and update addresses. Other than the intern tasks, my supervisor gives me bigger projects to do like business development or content marketing.

I also get related tasks from design and video teams to help them on their projects. For the video team, I will get video embed tasks to complete for the website. For the design team, there are many projects that they design for events, I was put into a task of helping them fill out/prepare event forms for prospects. These tasks from design and video teams take much longer (about one and half week) to fully complete because they have so much content to go through and the steps are much more complicated to complete in one day.

I usually set up a meeting once a week with a department head or someone who is currently working on a big project. This is for getting to know the staff members and know what the experience is like for each employee. They will also give tips on my own projects that I am currently working on, if they are from the communications, marketing, or events department.

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