Pat Grissom, Glen Ridge, NJ
“Scott had a marvelous internship at the
investment bank. Even as a high school student, he was treated no
differently than the two college interns and had the same great
experience. Thank you for making it possible.”
Pam Vardaro, Burlington, MA
Making a decision about where to go and what
to study in college can be very confusing for high school students.
Matt has an interest in business/entrepreneurship and wanted to
learn and experience what this career path would be like. The
internship he had was with a start up created by Harvard Business
School graduates. Matt was made to feel like a part of the team from
the beginning. His mentor kept him updated and informed. The
projects and research he worked on directly impacted the design and
implementation of the business. This kind of experience could never
be taught in a class. He has made lasting relationships and the
knowledge he has gained is invaluable.
I cannot say enough about Carole’s kind
approach with Matt. She was a coach and teacher to him. She taught
him how to write a resume, how to prepare for interviews and think
about his talents and interests. Not only did he learn important
life/work skills, he gained confidence through the experience.
Jennifer Landon, Norwell, MA
“I am amazed at how much Halsey enjoyed his
internship. He has learned so much and is fascinated about their
technologies and investments. I think this internship has also
opened his mind in thinking about business and how a company looks
at potential opportunities. He looked forward to each day, traveling
into Cambridge on the train. The whole process of commuting and
working in an office was a new experience all itself. He loved the
responsibility and I think he has grown so much as a result."
Kathy Boyle, Framingham, MA
"The internship was fantastic. Annie was
thrilled with the whole experience. She learned how to negotiate the
commuter rail and MBTA in Boston for her twice a week trips to work
in the Financial District. She learned a lot about how the
employment agency works, and in addition to filing, data entry, and
helping to organize the new office, she was included in meetings and
reviewing job seekers' resumes. And I know she was meant to have one
mentor at the office, but she really had three or four people who
were very involved with her assignments. She got lots of great
advice about what to look for in a school, and her future education
and work in general. She even had a chance to meet the "big boss,"
which made for a humorous story.
Annie really enjoyed the people, and I think they felt the same
about her. The last day of work they took her out to lunch (she was
invited every time she was at work, but usually declined the offer)
and gave her gifts. She also had gifts for them to thank them for
everything they had done over the course of the internship.
The long and short of it is they have called since the internship
ended saying how much they miss Annie, and that they would love to
have her come work for their company in the future. Pretty wonderful
for a 17 year old who is still in high school.
I can't thank you enough for your expertise in setting up such a
great internship. I know Annie was very nervous with the prospect of
working for a company in the financial district, but she settled in
and really enjoyed her time there. I am sure it will also give her a
good point of discussion in her college interviews.
Thank you again. The services you provide are worth every penny."
Deena Berg, Newton, MA
“Lindsey had a wonderful experience. She
learned so much about PR but more important, she learned about
Tamar Duke- Cohan, Newton, MA
“As is often the case with learning, some of the most important lessons Gideon learned at Brockton were unplanned and unforeseen. Coming from Newton, the commute down to Brockton by public transportation and his time at the stadium led him to be exposed to people who lead a very different life to ours. Gideon had the chance to meet people who have far fewer privileges and opportunities than he and his friends have. It was an eye-opening and maturing experience for him.
There was a poignant quality to Gideon’s impressions of the players on the team, for many of whom an independent league is the final stop in the world of professional baseball, and of the people who live in Brockton and come to the stadium. Gideon learned about success, but he also learned about failure. Can there really be more important and profound lesson for a young man his age?”
Jan Spiro, Newton, MA
“This experience served as a great introduction to the adult working world, particularly business and marketing. The internship helped develop responsibilities and commitments, fostered relationships with the mentor and colleagues and provided useful information for the future. The mentor wrote a terrific letter of recommendation for college. This part of the program is a wonderful plus.
Carol Cataldo, Concord, MA
“Anna took on the whole experience with great enthusiasm. Because the geographic and cultural diversity was important to her, matching her to an inner-city worksite was important. She traveled using public transportation which presented a positive challenge for her. She enjoyed and appreciated the staff at the worksite and found them all knowledgeable and helpful. Your formula seems to work well. Anna enjoyed her interaction with you and appreciated your efforts to connect her with this internship.”
Gary and Cleo from Newton
“The internship helped my son to learn
more about downtown Boston, local government, and volunteer
organizations. His assignments have made him feel more creative. You
succeeded in helping him understand the world of work without
leaving the impression that work is merely regimentation. You also
helped him understand the realities of writing a vita without
lapsing into falseness. As parents, we have been pleased to have
helped in providing these things to our son.”
“Everything you did to broker this
relationship was professional, smooth and diplomatic. My son had an
excellent learning experience and was treated very well - so
important on his first “job”.
Janice from Sudbury
“My son was able to experience all
aspects of the business and developed self-confidence in the
process. We were able to secure a program early in the season and
know that someone was monitoring the process. We truly enjoyed
working with you.
You were very helpful, patient and supportive and
relate well to teenagers and parents. You were willing to find
something appropriate for my child’s skills and maturity level. The
feedback was very positive. This experience will be helpful for his
resume when applying to college.”
Martha from Newton
“My son had a wonderful experience.
The resume and interview prep components were great. He was always
enthusiastic about going out on assignments, doing his writing and
getting feedback about it from his mentor at the newspaper.
Mayor Menino, reported on Little League and many community events,
as well as attending staff meetings. The internship was a good match
because he learned about meeting deadlines, planning ahead,
connecting by phone to his mentor to ask questions, and being well
organized with notes. This exposure has been invaluable for his
“thinking” about college and his future.”
Natalie from Brookline
"Jessica’s internship at an arts non-profit has been an
overwhelmingly positive experience. The Internship Connection
impressed us with a wonderful, organized approach, tailored to the
specific needs of our child. The director worked closely with
Jessica and our family, taking special care to ensure that the
internship was a great match. She prepared and coached Jessica for
her interview and provided support throughout the program. The
journal was a great idea, providing just the right amount of
structure and feedback.
Jessica had the opportunity to work with
wonderful, dedicated people, interact with artists of many genres
and gain an understanding of art from a different perspective. This
internship definitely broadened her understanding of the arts."
Audrey from Chestnut Hill
"You’re great with young people.
Thanks for helping put together a meaningful experience for my
Margaret and Dennis from Hingham
“As parents, we were able to step out
of the picture. We relied on your calmness and professionalism as
you worked through the process with our daughter. She had a terrific
experience in graphic design and intends to pursue this career
choice in the future.”