Samuel Suffecool

Internship Spotlight – Samuel Suffecool, JDA Software

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Samuel Suffecool is a MIS/OM major set to graduate in May 2020.  This summer he interned for JDA Software as a Sales Effectiveness Intern in Scottsdale, Arizona.

How did you get this internship?

I had another opportunity and just on a whim checked Handshake right before finals started and they had just posted an opening that I applied for.

What was a typical day like?

The position was very project based. I had 5-6 projects I needed to complete over the summer to help out with the department. Most days was planning and setting meetings and then finding time to get as much done on the projects as possible.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

I really enjoyed the culture of the company and they all treat you like a part of the team. I had to have meetings with almost every other department in the office and it was great exposure and experience.

If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:

We had to catalog and reclassify all digital assets the company used in for both the field and customers. Put in a new tagging system and repository rules that allow for easier posting and finding on collateral.

What did you find most challenging about your internship?

It was very much on my own schedule and I had to coordinate a lot of different schedules with people all over the world.

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

Just keep looking and applying. I was definitely a little discouraged and didn’t think I would find one, but it all worked out in the end.

How did Eller prepare you for your internship?

Case comp put me heads and shoulders above most people in regards to our final group presentation.

Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience?

It was really nice to get out of Tucson for the summer and it has given me the opportunity to work remotely during the school year.