Throughout the global coronavirus pandemic, students from the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have discovered new avenues through which professional preparation is attainable in these unprecedented circumstances. This summer, Lerner College students pursued an array of remote, in person or hybrid internships, externships and other professional development opportunities. Each profile of our “My Summer Internship” series will provide a glimpse into one of these unique experiences.

From MBA scholars to undergraduates entering their second year at UD, students across a spectrum of Lerner programs shared their experiences accomplishing an assortment of projects. This series will shed some light on how each student took on their apprenticeship, applied knowledge from their studies and navigated the pandemic with determination. You can explore the entire “My Summer Internship” series below to see the many opportunities available to students at the Lerner College to ground themselves in real-world professionalism.

My Summer Experience: Cornelia Dewi Soelaiman - Cornelia Dewi Soelaiman, Class of 2023 finance major with a minor in business analytics, spent her summer conducting independent research and pursuing career development opportunities.
My Summer Internship: Josiah Hanson - Josiah Hanson, Class of 2023 finance and financial planning and wealth management major with a minor in business analytics, spent his summer interning as a financial analyst with TradeWeb.
Nicole Chhabra poses for a photo. My Summer Internship: Nicole Chhabra - Nicole Chhabra, Class of 2023 management information systems and finance double major, spent her summer as an analytic intern at Wells Fargo in the Credit Card Retail and Merchant Services Department.
Eric Albiez poses for a photo with a box from his internship. My Summer Internship: Eric Albeiz - Eric Albeiz, a Class of 2022 operations management major, spent his summer as a logistics intern at Modern Picnic.
Gabe Castro poses outside of a Marriott Hotel for a photo My Summer Internship: Gabe Castro - Gabe Castro, Class of 2022 hospitality business management major with minors in economics and spa and wellness management, spent his summer as a rooms division intern at Marriott International.
Grace poses for a photo at her workspace at Amazon. My Summer Internship: Grace Zhang - Grace Zhang, a Class of 2022 finance, management information systems and marketing majors with a minor in French, spent her summer interning as a business analyst with Amazon.
Rafi Turitz-Sweifach smiles for a photo. My Summer Internship: Rafi Turitz-Sweifach - Rafi Turitz-Sweifach, a Class of 2022 economics major with minors in business administration, Jewish Studies and history, spent his summer interning with Weissman Realty.
Alexander Pugliese poses for a photo while sitting on a plane. My Summer Internship: Alexander Pugliese - Alexander Pugliese, a Class of 2022 entrepreneurship major, spent his summer as a client service intern at JSSI, a jet support service company.
My Summer Internship: Mandy Zicherman - Mandy Zicherman, Class of 2023 entrepreneurship and management double major, spent her summer as an operations specialist at Venture For America.