An incredible learning experience

Christina McManus, white, dark hair, poses between two coworkers from her internship.
Christina McManus (center) with two of her Thomson Reuters colleagues

Not much can beat landing a plum internship during the summer before your senior year. Graduating senior Christina McManus, who majored in both marketing and healthcare management at UMN Duluth’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics, found her dream internship with Thomson Reuters (TR) in Eagan, Minnesota.

Coon Rapids native McManus discovered TR, a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm, while researching various companies.

“I was very impressed with Thomson Reuters and what the company had to offer in terms of their internship program and the company as a whole,” she says.

She also met a recruiter from TR at the UMD Job Fair. “I had a strong connection with her,” says McManus. “Her passion for the company motivated me to apply.”

McManus used what she had learned in classes, and from her professors and peers at Labovitz, and applied it in a real world setting.

“My business communication course has prepared me to handle a corporate environment and [taught me] how to professionally speak to coworkers,” she says. “Also, the majority of the course work done in my IT in Business class was working with Excel and practicing proficiency with Microsoft tools, which was a huge part of my internship. My upper division major courses have also had a huge impact on preparing me for an internship and future full-time position in a corporate environment, such as Thomson Reuters.”

Maybe one thing can beat that experience: As a result of it, McManus applied for—and made—a national “Top 100 interns” list.

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:49
An incredible learning experience
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