Lakewood Resident Named Ashland University's Intern of the Month
ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University junior Daniel Mitchell, of Lakewood, was named the university's "October Intern of the Month," by a committee of students in charge of the program, according to a release from the university.
Mitchell, a 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School, is majoring in economics and marketing. He is the son of Paul and Amy Mitchell.
Mitchell was chosen for his work this summer with University Directories, a collegiate marketing company in Chapel Hill, NC. He was awarded a portfolio and a gift card to an on-campus bookstore.
Mitchell is involved on campus. He's a resident advisor, campus tour guide, Ashbrook scholar and executive officer of academic affairs on student senate at Ashland.
Some of the daily tasks that he was involved in was morning meetings with the sales team leader to go over the strategy for the day, while also recapping and planning for the next day. Mitchell states these meetings consisted of discussions on potential leads and prospects, as well as any closed sales that were made.
Another task that Mitchell was involved in daily was visiting local businesses, typically 25 each day, and presenting the owners with a presentation about targeting AU by advertising in the campus directory and how this would be beneficial for their business.
"I had to be very organized and manage my time as I had to juggle meetings with different clients all over Ashland," said Mitchell.
Something Mitchell found enjoyable from his internship was being able to talk with many people over the course of the day. By this he was able to find out about their businesses and get to know them personally.
"I also enjoyed the training from University Directories," said Mitchell. "They flew us down to Chapel Hill for a week of training, which was very intensive but it prepared us for our experience in our market."
Mitchell explains that this internship was far from easy; it took a lot of work and the daily responsibilities were challenging to overcome.
"However, this internship helped prepare me for my future by giving me real world experience with business owners," said Mitchell. "I learned a lot and am grateful for the experience without a doubt."