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Sheridan interns find more than academic advantages

March 19, 2015

For some students, working on campus while studying adds to their value as graduates.
Christine Wong, Michelle Leng and Mehreen Shahid, interns with the Alumni Office at Sheridan, know this first-hand.

Michelle, who is working toward a graduate certificate in Marketing Management, also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (2013) from Brock University. “I’d already worked at Brock for five years and was looking for an on-campus job that would add value to my resume.”
Mehreen, a second year Journalism—Print student, was pointed toward this job by her professor. “The work is right up my alley, because I love meeting new people and writing about them.”

A 2012 Visual Creative Arts (VCA) graduate, Christine came back to Sheridan to study animation. “I joined the Alumni Office in my second year of VCA and this is my third year. “The experience has been a really good one.” 

For all three, working at Sheridan has more advantages than a job off campus offers.  
Interns are given a taste of varying responsibilities around the office. They’re able to do everything from writing profiles, to updating databases, researching alumni and grads, helping prepare for and attending events and contributing to alumni publications using their academic skills in any way they can. 

“I do graphic design, some photo editing for newsletters and the e-invites for events,” says Christine, who has experience in art and illustration and one day aspires to start her own comic book series.

For Michelle, Sheridan has given her real-life experience, something she felt was lacking in her previous degree. “Plus, working at the alumni office has helped me build connections.”

Mehreen, who wants to work for a magazine after she graduates, says, “I have had the opportunity to talk to some remarkable people who have graduated from Sheridan. Their success stories reassure me about my future.”

Christine WongMichelle Leng

Christine Wong and Michelle Leng (pictured above)

By Mehreen Shahid, Journalism – Print, 2015