If you’ve gone to college to study almost any topic in the last decade, you’ve probably faced an internship requirement or two. Luckily, gone are the days of fetching coffee for execs and diligently attending to higher-ups’ every demand (some of us have even been asked to hand-address invitations for a manager’s personal event).
At Burkhart, we want to give our interns the credit they so clearly deserve. That’s why we sat down with Tyler – one of our stellar summer interns who, despite juggling graduation, a part-time job and an internship, exceeds those expectations and then some.
Tyler recently graduated from Grace College with a B.S. in Business Marketing. We asked him some hard-hitting questions to learn more about how he’s prepared for life after college, who he’d like to trade places with for a day and what 00s jam is his go-to throwback.
1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to eventually own my own business in the pharmaceutical or medical sales field. I enjoy working with people and being able to lead them to expand their skills for a greater purpose.
2. What do you feel has prepared you most for life after college?
First of all, I think the LifeHacks page I follow on Instagram has been the most help. Some of the best tips on there got me through college. Aside from small ways to create a more convenient lifestyle, I would say internships and hands-on experience are where I learned the most. Face to face learning from superiors at a business creates a perspective that has prepared me for my career post-graduation.
3. How did you choose your profession/major?
I chose Business Marketing because I was instructed on how relevant business is to our society and that there would be a good job market for business in most regions. I also knew that I enjoyed helping people and that I am a problem solver. Business is a lot about finding a niche need and providing a solution to attract a customer, and that gained my interest early on. I also like the broad scope that marketing has. It’s a part of so many business initiatives, so there are many options for my passions and strengths to align with marketing in business.
4. What’s your favorite 90s/00s jam?
“Stacy’s Mom” hands down. This song is classic and just a catchy song to jam out to. I also shamelessly follow the “Hits of the 2000s” playlist on Spotify and there’re so many close seconds…but this one is on top.
5. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would be the royal blue crayon. Royal blue is one of the most popular crayons in the whole box… It’s used it for the sky, water… approximately 71 percent of the earth is water, which means blue! Plus, it’s a calming color and looks good in a variety of shades and tones. I think royal blue is the best fit for my personality and it’s just a great color.
6. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
There are two types of people I would want to trade places with: an actor or an Olympic gold medalist. Usain Bolt would be awesome because who doesn’t want to be the fastest man in the world? He’s in great shape, has an Olympic gold medal and is an icon for aspiring runners around the world. Then I remember that Ryan Reynolds is married to Blake Lively… I’m definitely trading places with Ryan Reynolds on this one.