Internship Spotlight – Corby Williams, General Mills

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Corby is a Marketing major planning to graduate in the Spring. This summer she worked as a Business Management Associate Intern for General Mills in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

How did you land this internship?

Through the Eller Career Fair! My first interaction with General Mills took place at the Eller Expo. I had a great conversation with a General Mills representative who gave me additional information about the internship opportunity and some next steps in the recruiting process.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

One of my favorite things about my experience was having the opportunity to work with such incredible individuals through out my internship. Each person I worked with this summer played an impactful role in helping me learn and grow professionally. I left my internship with both mentors and friendships that will last a lifetime. General Mills has an awesome company culture that always made me excited to head to work. This is one of the many reason I was so thrilled to accept a full time offer with the company following my Internship.

If you worked on a big project, please describe it.

As I entered my first few days on the job I was immediately impressed with General Mills investment in their employees. Interns are provided invaluable training on how to excel in the industry. From there, we are given real projects that allow us to have an actual impact on the company. General Mills gave me the chance to pitch a few of our products to a real customers, allowing me to secure a sale adding 15 of our products to the shelves of 200 stores in the Southwest! This speaks volumes to the level of professional growth achieved through an internship with General Mills as well as the high level of opportunities they provide to their Interns.

What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship?

Be yourself through out the recruitment process! General Mills has an extraordinary team, because of this I found that all of the individuals I spoke to in interviews were very personable and easy to talk to.