Student Spotlight: Erika Rue, Verizon Wireless

Eller PDC Student Stories

erikaErika is working this summer as a Human Resources intern at Verizon Wireless in Chandler, AZ.

Tell us a little bit about how you landed the internship:

I applied on Verizon’s website and used interview skills that I have gained from Eller and from past experiences to make it through two interviews to land the internship.

What is a typical day at your internship like?

A day in the life at the office usually entails holding phone interviews with retail sales applicants. When I’m not holding interviews I am coordinating recruiting events such as: career fairs, interview days, and open houses (which take place at our retail locations). Not only do I get to coordinate these events but I also get to attend them and be a recruiter for Verizon. My favorite part of this internship so far has been being able to attend several events, including events in Las Vegas. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and the insight it has given me into this type of career.

What advice do you have for other interns?

Have fun with it! I have so far been flown out to Las Vegas twice already and it’s only been two weeks. I have also visited different stores to help with recruiting events. Another way to succeed in an internship is to take in all the information you can and don’t be afraid to ask questions, I’ve learned so much so far in the little time I’ve been with Verizon.