Nelly Wilson takes a selfie at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Pairing study abroad with internships: Nelly Wilson

As a pillar of the Heavener School of Business experience, international study makes the world our students’ classroom. The experience of studying abroad develops students’ self-confidence and maturity, reinforces their commitment to learning, builds strong career skills, and fosters an understanding and appreciation of other cultures.

The Heavener School of Business has enriched students’ global experiences by offering them the opportunity to complete an internship while abroad. International internship experiences are available in eight countries. These experiences equip students with the skills to compete in today’s globalized marketplace, create a global network, strengthen their resume and gain proficiency in a foreign language.

Read more about the experiences of Heavener students who interned while studying abroad:

Nelly Wilson | Junior, Information Systems

Internship: Computerology IT Solutions, Dublin, Ireland

Prior Internships: Financial Leadership Development Intern, Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL

Technical Consultant,, Hackettstown, NJ

Why did you decide to complete your internship abroad in Dublin?

As an information systems major, I am highly interested in technology and as Dublin is currently the “Silicon Valley” of Europe, it was a perfect opportunity to further explore a rapidly growing field. Coupled with the fact that I had always wanted to work abroad, Dublin was the perfect combination of all the things I was looking for in a study abroad experience.

Tell us about your experience at Computerology. What were your daily duties? Did you have any major projects that you worked on? What are you most proud of that you accomplished at your internship?

At Computerology, I was a technical support engineering intern, and my primary task was to evaluate and relaunch Computerology’s digital strategy to improve user engagement. This included redesigning their company website, handling all social media platforms and creating a weekly blog “#TechTuesday” that discussed topics ranging from cybersecurity and data privacy to current tech news. During my time in Dublin, I represented Computerology at Google’s Small Business Supplier Diversity Program launch and the Google Analytics Breakfast Briefing. I am most proud of the fact that I was able to increase user engagement by 112% during my time at Computerology and truly contribute to the team in a meaningful way.

How do you think your internship experience abroad will help you accomplish your future career goals?

Interning abroad was a life-changing experience for me as I truly enjoyed it and now wish to work abroad again sometime in the future. It has definitely been an asset to me as I seek internships here in the United States and am able to discuss first-hand what it is like to work in a global marketplace.

What knowledge did you gain from your internship experience that you can use during your time at the Warrington College of Business?

It has definitely reinforced my belief that it is essential to be able to navigate an increasingly interconnected global world, and while that can be a challenge at times, it also presents massive opportunities. I also believe that it helps give a better picture of what it is like to work and live abroad, something that many of my fellow graduate students have done. It is a wonderful way to be able to connect with classmates and learn from one another’s experiences.