Externship Spotlight – Rachel Writz, Cisco

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Rachel Writz is a Pre-Business student who is expected to graduate in the spring of 2022.  This winter break she had an externship with Cisco in Phoenix, Arizona.

Please provide a brief description of what you did during your externship:

I spent a day observing in Cisco’s Phoenix office. I was able to sit in on meetings and learned more about technology and sales. I am very appreciative of Eller for connecting me with Mr. Contos for this day shadow.

Why did you want to do this externship?

I wanted to do this externship because I wanted to discover possible career paths and grow professionally.

Please describe your externship experience:

I observed a day in Cisco’s Phoenix office. I was given the privilege to sit in on meetings with the regional manager, John Contos, and meet other employees of Cisco. I learned more about the business environment and sales of technology.

What did you learn as a result of this externship?

After this externship, I have been able to develop my networking and have learned more about sales in technology.