Emma Berman is a Marketing major set to graduate in May 2020. This summer she interend for Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. as a Commercial Operations Intern in Parsippany, New Jersey.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
I was able to get experience in departments other than my own. I networked with so many different people, learned more than I ever knew was possible, and grew as an individual in ways I would’ve never knew I needed until working here. There was never a day that was the same, and I was able to see a complete 360 of the business.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
I created a live inventory of all of the tools that sales reps use in the field. I worked with data, and the software that the sales representatives used. We are trying to improve that system, so I needed to find out what part of the app was liked/ disliked.
What did you find most challenging about your internship?
Personally, I hate sitting around for too long. The one thing I didn’t enjoy was being at a desk, inside for 8 hours a day.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
Network. Ask questions. Research the companies you are interested in. The Pharmaceutical Industry isn’t easy to get into, so the sooner you show interest, the better.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
I was so surprised by all of the terminology that was used at work, that I have learned in classes over the last few years. I knew how to use different charts, understood different Operational Processes, and much more.