Sydney Pearson’s Summer Internship Offers Marketable Skills, Launches Careers

On this episode of the Speaking of … College of Charleston podcast, Nick Plasmati ’18, associate director of marketing and academic programs in the College of Charleston Honors College, speaks with Sydney Pearson, a junior Honors student majoring in systems engineering, about her summer internship. Pearson interned as a project manager at the Mercedes-Benz Vans production plant headquarters, where she developed data-driven tools to make the production process more efficient for MBV employees across the world.

Pearson says the soft skills she learned from her colleagues and mentors at Mercedes-Benz will benefit her personally and professionally in the future. And she has a little advice for CofC students interested in pursuing an internship, too.

“It’s never too early to start looking for an internship,” she says. “As soon as you get to college, you have the opportunity to intern at different companies. Never say no to an opportunity. The biggest thing that I would tell any new intern is to just go for it!”

To listen to the full podcast episode detailing Sydney’s summer internship, head over to The College Today to download the episode.

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