August 2, 2015—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.
“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.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and an historic, special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court expands possibility for more than 2,300 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 30+ undergraduate majors and more than 10 graduate programs. The main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also serves students at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.