Student Internship Stories: Elaine Suh (QST’22), Parker Dewey

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities?

ES: I was one of the first BU students to find a Micro-Internship through Parker Dewey. My experience was with Innoarchitech, a data strategy company. As Innoarchitech’s Youtube Video Editing Intern, I created eight YouTube videos on artificial intelligence. My main responsibility entailed video and audio editing of pre-recorded clips in Final Cut Pro.

CCD: How did you get the opportunity? What resources at BU or elsewhere did you use?

ES: I discovered the Parker Dewey platform through an email from Questrom’s Undergraduate Career Center. After scrolling through and applying to numerous Micro-Internships on the site, Innoarchitech graciously offered me this opportunity.

CCD: What was the best thing about the experience? What was the worst?

ES: My experience collaborating with Innoarchitech was very interesting because it was a creative, yet informative project. As a business student, I don’t often get the chance to explore my creative passions, so it was exciting to be able to re-visit my creative skills. I think the most difficult part of the internship was managing my time in a remote setting. Despite having gone through a portion of the semester online, I still find it to be a constant challenge to figure out how to best motivate myself and balance my time.

CCD: What advice would you give to another student about making the most of an internship, job, or other career-related experience?

ES: Considering the current challenges of finding a full-time internship during this time, I was looking for any opportunity that could keep me busy. I appreciate that Parker Dewey allows you to explore different areas of interest for a short period of time and valued my micro-internship as a creative outlet while also being a learning opportunity. Although internship searches can often be draining, I’ve learned over this summer that your traditional full-time internship is not the only way for you to explore your interests. I highly recommend staying open to any opportunity you can afford because any experience is valuable!

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