04 3 / 2014
Our next Student Spotlight features a recent grad Milas Stevens!
Milas Stevens graduated from UC in December 2013. He majored in political science and interned with the office of Senator Sherrod Brown in Cincinnati through the Academic Internship Program in the summer 2013.
Sherrod Brown is the senior United States Senator from Ohio. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Before his election to the Senate, he was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 13th congressional district from 1993 to 2007. He previously served as the Ohio Secretary of State and as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives . Senator Brown has been in office since 2007.
Milas’ daily tasks in the office of Sherrod Brown were to answer phones and write down the opinions and concerns with constituents. He would then pass those messages along to the Senator. If constituents had a problem or issue that concerned a federal agency, Milas would direct them to one of the case workers on staff. He also created drafts for public statements from the office. He was even able to represent the office in public at the opening of the dinosaur exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum!
His favorite part of the internship was meeting Senator Brown, who he’s admired for several years. This internship showed Milas what it would be like if he pursued a career in politics. Milas isn’t sure if he wants to pursue a position in elected office, but he does want to work with political leaders to promote economic development.
Now that Milas has graduated he has high hopes of becoming an attorney. He plans to attend law school and graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in public administration. He hopes to earn these degrees at the same time through a dual degree program.
Congratulations Milas and keep up the hard work!
24 2 / 2014
This semester’s first Student Spotlight is Michael Moriarty!
Michael is a junior here at the University of Cincinnati with dual majors in Organizational Leadership (HR Track) and Communication in addition to a minor in Public Relations.
Through the Academic Internship Program, Michael landed an internship at Ancra International in Erlanger, Kentucky as a Human Resources Intern. Ancra International provides a range of cargo-handling systems and equipment. It also offers various fittings, straps, nets and specialty restraint products for the transportation and material handling industry. The company’s aircraft systems division offers engineering and technical services, such as product development, stress analysis, document control and configuration management. The company’s cargo systems division provides specialty hardware and assemblies.
On a daily basis, Michael’s tasks revolved around creating employee documents for hiring purposes, recruiting (drafting a job posting, posting it on employment websites, collecting resumes, conducting phone interviews), and addressing employee needs (i.e. problems clocking in).
While at Ancra International, Michael completed many impressive projects:
-Measured 15 Key Performance Indicators to assess how well the business was doing and where improvements could be made in areas such as shipping/receiving and on utility bills.
-Planned Ancra’s annual employee picnic at Newport Aquarium for nearly 200 people.
-Conducted a compensation analysis for Ancra and four of its divisions, analyzing salary differences between Ancra employees and job market averages.
-Reviewed employee files to ensure all paperwork was documented in accordance with government -regulations.
-Created nearly 150 job descriptions using outdated job descriptions and information from the supervisors of each position.
Michael’s favorite part of the internship was the autonomy he had at Ancra International. His boss was frequently out of the office traveling to other sites around the country, so she relied on Michael to take care of some of her most important work and gave him plenty of freedom to complete his work on his own time. This internship gave Michael a strong foundation for HR practice in the corporate world. Now he has a better understanding of what an HR Director goes through each day, and has more confidence in the field of study that he’s chosen. Michael is positive this is the career path for him.After Michael graduates he plans on going to graduate school to complete a Master’s degree in Public Policy and then find an HR position in the public sector.
Great job Michael! You have a bright future ahead of you!
25 11 / 2013
Interested in touring the country with professional and college sports teams? Megan Ballard, a recent graduate of UC, had the opportunity to intern with the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and the University of Kentucky basketball team this past semester! Megan’s internship through AIP was with ProCamps Worldwide, a program that has been operating youth sports camps for professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, PGA, MLB and many more! For the past 15 years ProCamps has hosted tens of thousands of children including the disadvantaged youth from each community.
Megan filled the role as ProCamps Worldwide’s Marketing Intern in which she worked on various tasks. In addition to managing the social media sites, Megan completed preliminary market research in order to contact local youth sports organizations that may be interested in the camps. Along with engaging in the pre-planning aspect of each camp, Megan contributed to the facilitation of the three camps that she attended throughout the duration of her internship. The first camp Megan attended was the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience camp, in which she had a big role in hosting a lunch and dinner, and providing hotel rooms for their clients. Megan was also heavily involved with the coordination of two other camps given by Cincinnati Reds player Jay Bruce, and Cincinnati Bengals player AJ Green.
ProCamps Worldwide’s influential role on the disadvantaged youth of each community instills a great confidence in every aspect of a child’s life. Without a doubt Megan’s positive energy was a huge asset to ProCamps Worldwide’s goal of making the world a little brighter for these specific children. Since her graduation this past August, Megan has used the professional experience that she gained to help her land a job working in Pharmaceutical Sales. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished, Megan!