High school intern puts learning to work at college
The Small Business Center (SBC) at Craven Community College jumped at the chance to host an intern from New Bern High School (NBHS) this spring. The SBC provides workshops, counseling and resources to help people successfully start and operate a small business.
To the SBC’s delight, high school junior Dominic Farina joined its team to work in its office Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Dominic calls to remind registrants about upcoming workshops, and performs data entry and filing. He will also be developing a social media marketing campaign for the SBC.
“Dominic was ready to work and eager to tackle any task we sent his way,” said Deborah Kania, SBC director. Kania added, “We are really appreciative of the opportunity that Craven County Schools provided us to mentor high school students like Dominic.”
Dominic said he chose the SBC opportunity because he wanted to explore the many aspects of business management. He plans to attend a North Carolina university and study business. He said he is most interested in marketing, computers and business analytics at this point in time.
In addition to office duties, Dominic is attending workshops in the evenings to see SBC in action and to learn more about a topic such as marketing, which he is very interested in.
When asked why he became an intern, Dominic stated that he wanted to take advantage of as many opportunities as he could as a high school student. In addition to interning, Dominic is NBHS DECA club vice president for finance, cross country team member, and Youth and Government Club treasurer (He will be president in his senior year). He also works at New Bern Country Club on Saturdays.
“I want to prepare for college and my career. These opportunities help me develop important skills to help in life such as good work ethic, teamwork and collaboration,” said Farina.
According to Lori Prescott, NBHS Career Development Coordinator, “Internships allow students to explore career possibilities while gaining employability skills that will benefit their future. This is an exciting time for Craven County Schools as we work with businesses and industries to create these meaningful opportunities for our students. We appreciate Craven Community College for helping us with the initial implementation of our internship program. We are confident this will open additional opportunities for Craven County High School students and will benefit our community with a future pipeline of employees.”
For more information about NBHS internship program, visit their website at https://ccscteinternship.weebly.com/