See where UF MBA Full-Time students are interning this summerReading Time: 4 minutes
UF MBA Full-Time students are spending their summers interning in impactful roles for companies across the country. These internships provide an opportunity to put learning into practice at some of the world’s most respected brands.
Hear from five students as they begin their internships.
Vladimir Charles, Microsoft
“This summer, I landed an opportunity at Microsoft as part of the Microsoft HR Rotational Program. My placement is within the Talent Management Team for the Marketing and Consumer Business (MCB) organization with a main project focused on early career talent strategy. My role this summer is building a compelling story based on data and an analysis of current state/challenges/opportunities and find synergies between the various early career talent communities to drive a one org strategy moving forward within MCB. I also have another project working on succession planning within MCB. I am excited to learn about how strategy and intention is critical within the people solutions strategy at Microsoft. I am paired with a talented manager who is a Talent Management HR Director and I have already learned so much. I am excited to leverage her experience and network to continuing learning and being challenged throughout the summer. I am also excited to travel to Las Vegas in July for a portion of the Microsoft Ready conference as part of my project to gain more insights and experience first hand the product of many months worth of hard work from various teams throughout Microsoft. Thank you to the MBA Programs Office staff, BCS Team, and my fellow classmates for helping me be prepared for this summer experience.”
Elizabeth Connett, E&J Gallo Winery
“This summer I will be interning at the E&J Gallo Winery as an Assistant Brand Manager intern. I will be working specifically on the Prophecy brand, focusing on a portfolio strategy project that. I am looking forward to not only learning more about the CPG industry and the specific branding and marketing challenges experienced within the wine industry, but also bringing together my past professional experience and the skills I’ve learned through the UF MBA to serve as a valuable asset to my team over the summer. I have been at the winery for less than a week and can already see how internship projects inform and drive real, meaningful change for the business. I am excited to see the direct impact my work will have on the Prophecy brand and how it will help E&J Gallo Winery hit strategic business goals.”
Anthony DiBiase, Johnson & Johnson
“I am spending my summer internship in Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device Marketing Leadership Development Program, and I sit within the Depuy Synthes operating company in West Chester, PA on their Global Strategic Marketing team. For my project, I am developing the sales force education strategy for two new products launching this Fall within the orthopedic trauma portfolio. Both products are fascinating, and I find it extremely rewarding to work on products that provide surgeons new options to potentially save a patient’s leg from amputation despite suffering serious injuries. I am part of a global team that is focused on upstream marketing working closely with R&D and engineering. However, I enjoy that I get to work on a fairly downstream project that will directly impact the sales force because it affords me the opportunity to learn about both sides of the marketing organization.”
Israel Moleiro, Accenture
“I am looking forward to my internship as a Summer Consultant at Accenture Strategy because it will allow me to work with leaders of major organizations and help them solve their most pressing challenges. I will be collaborating on projects with a focus on understanding the impact of existing and emerging technologies; how will Artificial Intelligence transform the way we do business or the way we live? How will digital capabilities affect today’s workforce? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionize industrial companies? These are all extremely challenging questions that both intimidate me and excite me, and I hope that I can make a meaningful contribution to the new world that is emerging.”
Caroline Smith, Pfizer
“I’m spending my summer in New York at Pfizer World Headquarters as a Strategy and Consulting Summer Associate within the Chief Business Office. For my project, I’m aligned with the team that helps to shape, develop, and execute strategies that advance and grow Pfizer’s Oncology Business Unit. Coming from a bit of a non-traditional background, I’m looking forward to gaining functional experience at a Fortune 100 company located in the heart of Manhattan. Most importantly, I’m excited to do meaningful work for an organization whose purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.”