Senior Quinnite returns to GE for internship
January 7, 2012
Valette Reese, a senior Business Administration major and a member of the A.M.E. Church, will renew her relationship with GE. After a successful internship as a freshman, Reese received rave reviews from the company. The Killeen, Texas native will return for another summer internship in 2013. Reese is the Paul Quinn 2012-2013 Student Government Association president and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Legal Studies senior gathers inspiration from national pre-law conference
November 14, 2012
Sylvia Mayfield returned to Paul Quinn College inspired upon attending the National Black Pre-Law Conference in Houston on November 8. A senior Legal Studies major, not only did Mayfield take advantage of learning opportunities such as LSAT preparation and leadership in the profession of law but she also gained valuable networking opportunities. Those opportunities even led to an opportunity for Paul Quinn to host the regional NBPL conference in February 2013.
"I came back more determined and more focused," said Mayfield of her experience. With graduation in her sights, Mayfield is considering either intellectual property or sports law. She is also considering Albany Law School in New York to pursue her J.D. Her attending the conference also led her to a meeting with Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq., the editor-in-chief of Black Pre-Law Magazine. Of her attendance Mayfield said, "I just tried to represent Paul Quinn the most positive way I know how."
Sophomores shine during summer internship program
Sophomores T’Edra Jackson and Clarisa Dunemann distinguished themselves this summer as interns in the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program, sponsored by the 23rd Texas Senatorial District and Sen. Royce West. Both Jackson and Dunemann are products of Paul Quinn's Summer Bridge Program and serve as resident assistants and Quinnite Ambassadors.
Jackson, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a Business Management major. The Scotlandville Magnet graduate's internship was with the City of DeSoto. Dunemann, who was born in Germany, hails from Dallas where she graduated from Uplift Education's Peak Preparatory. She is a Biology major and member of the A.M.E. Church, having served a 10th District officer for the Young People's Division. Dunemann's internship was at Children's Hospital.
Q&A with Senior Quinnite Christina Mason about her summer internship with General Electric
Hometown: Oakland, California
PQC: What brought you to Paul Quinn College?
Mason: Of course it's an HBCU. It's also built on Christian principles, it's small, and we operate as a family. I just love how we at Paul Quinn don't let our "stumbles become falls" in the words of President Michael Sorrell.
What was your job during your summer internship with GE?
This summer I was an Operations intern at GE Capital in Irving (Texas). My job was to integrate into a Product Delivery role and simplify the purchase order (PO) process for Apple programs. I also minimized the PO process, and they plan to implement my ideas at an upcoming PO training.
What was the interview process like?
The interview process was no joke! I interviewed with four people and one of the four people twice. I was really nervous at the beginning but they made me feel very comfortable; and the interviews turned into conversations instead of question and answer which was a major plus.
What are three biggest things you learned during your time with GE?
I learned to network in a corporate environment, enhance my leadership skills; and most of all, I learned to prepare, present, and pitch with clarity and precision.
How were you able to apply what you have learned at PQC to your internship?
I applied the Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership everyday by showing others around me how to "Leave places better than you found them. Lead from wherever you are. Live a life that matters. Love something greater than yourself." I even ended one of my presentations with Four Ls and explained each one.
What’s the next in your plans?
Next, graduate and hopefully get a job at GE. Also to continue to be successful in every endeavor I choose to invest in.
Most important question. Based on your experiences with GE, what’s your biggest piece of advice for Paul Quinn underclassmen?
My biggest piece of advice to Paul Quinn underclassmen is don't be an "I KNOW IT" person. People who tend to "KNOW IT ALL" stop listening.
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