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Vitel lands dream internship in Hawaii

May 15, 2015

Sarah Vitel '16 landed her dream internship—which could turn into a dream job when she graduates.

Vitel applied for an intern position at San Lorenzo Bikinis, a prominent swimwear company in Hawaii. A few days later, she got a call from the owner who interviewed her on the spot and asked one key question.

“They asked if I’d be willing to move if they offered me a job after graduation,” Vitel said. “Of course! I would love to grow with the company.”

At the company, Vitel, a fashion marketing and management major, will be a marketing assistant who will help manage the company’s social media and will assist with styling on photo shoots.

Although she found the internship through her own search, the Center for Career and Professional Development proved invaluable, she said.

“Everyone in the office helped me refresh my resume, plus my pre-internship class helped,” she said.

Vitel said Stephens more than prepared her to do the work. She praised faculty for their support and encouragement, and said having access to Stephens’ equipment closet—where she can check out cameras, video equipment and other items—has given her hands-on experience.

“It’s the little things that add up,” she said. “Having access to equipment and programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator really helps.”

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