2017 Winter Internship
For three weeks during the winter session, 2017, thirteen undergraduate FSA student employees worked full-time as interns charged with developing short training modules to communicate important workplace initiatives to their peers during opening weekend. Student were recruited from a number of different FSA services including Student Voice, Campus Dining, Marketing, Student Staffing Resources and Quality Assurance, and ranged in status from first year to senior. The interns were divided in to four groups, each responsible for conveying one of the following topics:
- Food safety
- Customer service
Each group developed learning outcomes for their training and worked with professional mentors to develop their topic. The final result, a three hour training session presented to nearly 200 student employees on January 21, 2017.
Our History: Past Successes
Meet the Team
“Through participating in the Winter Panel I've learned how to prepare myself to deliver a meaningful presentation to an audience of my colleagues all the while meeting and working with experienced and knowledgeable peers to put forth the best work possible.”
"My experience during this internship has been wonderful. It has served as a tremendous learning experience and a big opportunity for my professional development. My traits as a leader have been strengthened, and I have been given the ability to see FSA from the inside. The best part about it is that I can help my coworkers and improve the campus dining experience as a whole. That is really what I want to, and will continue to do."
"I enjoyed working with my coworkers and learning about their experiences as part of FSA. Great people to hang and work with."
"From this panel, I've learned what to expect in the workplace and how to work in a team with others. I've learned about professionalism and how to effectively give a presentation and to hone my public speaking skills."
"I joined this internship to learn more about FSA and Campus Dining and what both parties are doing. This helps me in my work during the semester and makes a student that other students can rely on for having information."
"Working with the FSA Winter Panel 2017 provided me with a sense of belonging. I felt that I was making a difference in the campus community for the better, and doing it with the help of other like-minded individuals. The connections I made will last me a lifetime, along with many valuable skills that I can use in future career paths. I highly recommend the winter panel for anyone seeking a meaningful work experience to share with future employers."
"I joined the panel to meet new people and to remain in the loop concerning events and changes going on in the FSA. Student workers often come to me with questions, so I want to be informed enough to answer them."
"Being part of this panel has been an awesome experience. It gave me the opportunity to participate in FSA operations going on behind the scenes, meet a bunch of great people, and build my leadership skills."
"I have learned a lot during the winter Internship. It has allowed me to learn about customer service and food safety skills that can be used in my work environment."
"This internship has taught me how to both prepare and present a presentation. It has allowed me to grow as a person by learning to work with a group and enhancing my public speaking skills."
"This internship provides me with the opportunity to further develop my networking skills. This position enables me to routinely have meetings with different faculty members and professional staff that play a large role in the University. This position also helps me to further develop my interpersonal relationship skills with others, as I work cohesively with others on various tasks."
"Being apart of the panel this winter has allowed me to really see the different aspects of a large operation like FSA and has helped me grow as an individual and in the workplace."
"This internship has given me the opportunity to see another aspect of FSA. I have also been able to work on my teamwork and presentation skills."
Saniya Fania Halirou
"This panel has brought me out of my comfort zone, I'm hoping to take all the skills I've acquired in this internship and enforce it into the real world. I'll like to thank Kevin, T'Kheya and Dawn for being patient and teaching me proper etiquette for public speaking."