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Not Just a Number: MTA Intern Miriam Hunte

Miriam Hunte

Every year, Metro-North Railroad holds its summer internship program, giving students an insider’s look at the largest transportation network on the content. This summer, one of the 60 students participating was Miriam Hunte, a Georgian Court University accounting student.

Miriam worked as an intern the Department of Procurement and Material Management at the MTA, which oversees more than 2.7 billion—yes, billion—trips throughout the New York region each year by subway, bus, and railroad.

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Miriam Hunte, a New York City native, worked at Grand Central Station during the summer as an intern for the Metro Transit Authority.

“As an intern in the procurement department, I see what I have learned about accounting in the classroom in each task I am given,” she commented. One example: “I’ll often think to myself, ‘I remember when I learned to navigate the accounting transactional processes of a company.’”

Miriam, who utilized GCU’s Career Services office, offers advice to other would-be interns. “I would advise any student seeking a great summer internship to visit career services and have someone review your resume and cover letter. This helped me tremendously,” she said.

Through this unique experience, she has learned the most important aspects in achieving success in the workplace. “The biggest lesson I have learned as an intern on the job has been in order to stand out and be remembered, you must be consistent, reliable, and innovative,” she said.

“It’s exciting to finally apply what I have learned about accounting in my past 3 years at GCU,” she concluded.

“I am truly grateful to my professors and the unique academic curriculum that they impart to the students in the GCU School of Business. It truly gives graduates and interns, such as myself, the edge they need to stand out in the workplace.”

Story by GCU newsroom contributor Megan Kelly ’15. Megan, who earned a B.A. in English, is a former cross country scholar-athlete and is headed to the National University of Ireland to pursue a master’s degree in publishing.

Editor’s note: This story was contributed by Megan Kelly ’15, who completed her GCU degree in English and is headed to Ireland for graduate school.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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