Bintz pictureAdam Bintz

Major: Media Arts
Class Year: Class of 2012
Positions: Microburst Learning (Community Internship Program-CIP)

Experience it.

What Career Center services have you used?
The Community Internship Program

What first motivated you to visit the Career Center?
I got involved in CIP in May 2011, realizing I needed to line up something to do for the summer. They helped me quickly gather all the materials I needed to find and apply for a job.

What did you learn from these services and how are you using them now?
I definitely have a better grasp of what a realistic and professional workplace is like and what they expect me to do there. It requires a lot of self-motivation and time management to finish all my tasks by the deadline.

How do you feel you have benefited from using the Career Center?
The internship let me learn about different jobs within my company, which I could see myself doing, but because of the nature of our business, I had the opportunity to learn about many different kinds of jobs within and outside of my field through site visits and creating the job shadows.

What would you suggest to students who are beginning to consider their job or internship search?
I would tell them to find an internship right away. It definitely keeps you one step ahead of the competition in this job market and helps you make those connections that may be very useful one day.

What benefit do you see from the Community Internship Program (CIP) or the
Co-op Program?

CIP helped me realize that a summer job should not only be something that I'm interested in but will advance my skills, professional relationships, and knowledge. They make it easy to find what you're looking for and go for it.