anastasia

It was like a taste of a real corporate job. When you work with a start-up you feel like you can really make a difference. You feel like you really matter.

-Anastasia, 2019

Anastasia Bebeshko has spent the past few years working at Apple and traveling the world. She had always wanted to work in a corporate environment, but was initially intimidated by the process of transitioning from retail.. Her experience with the CDE Summer Internship Clinic helped provide the confidence necessary to push her beyond her comfort zone and into the career path she had been dreaming of. 

 

At first, Anastasia was reluctant to apply for the internship. However, she finally signed up after some pushing from one of her professors, Clinic Director, Bud Gibson. “I was going to go to Ukraine the summer he asked me to do the internship but I decided to stay and do the internship instead,” she shared. “It was like a taste of a real corporate job. When you work with a start-up you feel like you can really make a difference. You feel like you really matter.”

 

Anastasia’s internship was with ContentOro, an internet-based marketing service that creates an online market for written material. While there, she mostly focused on social media and some analytics. She also helped ContentOro conduct a lot of market research by looking into their competitors and comparing marketing approaches. 

 

The most rewarding part of going through the CDE clinic for her was discovering herself and gaining confidence. “The CDE internship eliminated my fear of entering the business world. I was nervous about leaving retail and this experience helped me realize that I could excel in a professional business environment.” Anastasia is currently a customer support specialist full-time at Koddi, a travel-based marketing company that works with hotel brands. She is extremely passionate about both travel and photography and was looking for a company that would align with her passions. After searching on LinkedIn, she found Koddi and thought they would be a perfect fit. “There are a lot of opportunities in my current job to grow and figure myself out and I am excited to be able to develop professionally.”

 

Making changes and conquering fears can be a big step to make and Anastasia had some good advice for everyone. ”Be open-minded and don’t be afraid to speak out with new ideas.” 

 

You may not be ready to hop into the corporate world yourself just yet, but the CDE Summer Internship Clinic can be a great stepping stone if you are hoping to work in a corporate position after you graduate. Don’t miss your chance to meet amazing people, build your resume, and get paid!  Check out our website for more information and to keep up with all of our events.