Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009
This summer, Madeline Caryl '11 is working with the Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte, N. C., helping to make Charlotte the best place in which to live and run a business.
Caryl, an international relations major at HWS with a minor in French and economics, is getting her feet wet in the Chamber's economic development research department. There, she is updating a list of customer service and call centers in the Charlotte area.
"The Chamber keeps this list so that companies looking to relocate to Charlotte can easily find out what call centers are available. On top of that, it is a resource for people looking for employment in the area" she says.
Caryl first became aware of this internship when she met with staff at the Salisbury Center for Career Services on campus. She was looking for an internship in the Charlotte area because her parents live there. After learning of this internship, she e-mailed the contact person at the Chamber, set up an interview for spring break, and landed the job.
To her, the best part about working for the Charlotte Chamber is being able to watch the presentations of some of the local businesses. "I sat in on a presentation about the housing market in Charlotte, and another one about a new online bank with offices in Charlotte. It's interesting to see the different ways people use to get their points-of-view across."