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Miami Dade College Business Students Securing Jobs with Local Companies upon Completing Internships

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Gabriel Crespo, School of Business student

Miami, July 18, 2013 - Gabriel Crespo has taken full advantage of his classes at Miami Dade College (MDC), and in his four years of study, has created two companies. This budding entrepreneur, who will soon receive his bachelor’s degree, secured an internship with American Airlines, as part of the BAS-Supervision and Management program. Crespo, a first-generation graduate in his family, is working with the airline’s marketing & sales promotion department, where he represents the company in community affairs, including fund-raising and sponsorship events.   

For 22-year-old Crespo, Miami Dade College has been a building block to what he’s achieved thus far, and for his future aspirations. “MDC is respected world-wide,” he said. He wants to take what he has accomplished and provide assistance to other young business professionals. He and his partner, also a student, created YESS, Young Entrepreneurs Seeking Success, in 2012. It provides business development, motivational speaking, and event-planning assistance to already-established companies, and young professionals seeking to build their resumes. Crespo also teamed up with his photographer father and created Marketing 51, LLC, a printing and advertising company.

MAN 4941 (Management Internship) is a class where students like Crespo learn through hands-on experience at a non-profit or profit-seeking organization. They work with a supervising faculty member and the employer to establish a set of learning goals, build an optimal resume, practice various interviewing techniques, and acquire the power of networking, among other competencies.

In addition to Crespo, Gabriel Carrasquilla is spending his summer interning at American Airlines. Jessica Garcia secured a spot in accounting at Deloitte; Francisco Minera at Sony Latin Music’s sales department; and Danirah Welch is enjoying her time with the Miami Heat in its marketing department.

Past students enrolled in MAN 4941 successfully garnered permanent employment upon completion of their internships with various, local companies. Rosemarie Rivas, Giancarlo Santos, Kathryn Jordan, and Rosario Manzano are now working for Navarro Pharmacy Headquarters, and Pilar Reyes secured a job with Spanish Broadcasting System.

MDC’s School of Business has also been successful in preparing students for entrepreneurial programs, designed to grow their academic knowledge base. Phi Beta Lamda (PBL) officers Alana Ascanio and Maria Moscoso were selected to participate in the prestigious Latinas Learning to Lead program from the National Hispana Leadership Institute. Both will travel to Washington DC for ten days, where they will develop leadership skills and receive information on public policy analysis. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Harvard University faculty will conduct the seminars and workshops.

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