King’s students land coveted internships and jobs
NEW YORK—Senior Ted Pantone has only a few days left until he graduates. His college years have now become moments to reminisce about. He leaves King’s for what he calls “the best job I could have hoped for right out of college.” For Pantone, commencement is not so much an end, as it is a beginning.
Pantone, a native of sunny San Diego, CA, transferred to The King’s College in 2004 from Arizona State University. While at King’s, he excelled in the business program, and decided to apply his talents in the corporate world. This desire led to him to pursue an internship that resulted in his becoming a 2007 summer intern with R. W. Beckett Corporation, the world’s largest residential oil burner manufacturer. After proving himself a hard-working, competent, and valuable intern, Beckett Corp. offered Pantone a full time job as a product manager, an uncommon position for recent graduates. “To say I will be challenged and stretched is an understatement,” says Pantone, “but I am excited and eager for the opportunity to learn.”
However, Pantone is not the only King’s student surpassing expectations in the work world. Below is a list of other King’s students who have landed coveted internships and excelled at them.
Alex Kamara (’08)—Alex Kamara always dreamed about working for his native Sierra Leone at the United Nations, now that dream has become a reality. As the intern for the Sierra Leone delegation to the UN, one of Kamara’s many duties is attending the United Nations General Assembly meetings. He not only represents his home country’s viewpoints, but also participates in the committee which develops disarmament and election policy. Kamara has personally met with 120 world leaders, and believes that the relationships he is establishing now will propel his future political aspirations.
John Wagner (’09)—Wagner is currently finishing up an internship at NBC, where he works for Nightly News with Brian Williams and The Today Show. His duties include taking editorial meeting notes, logging and feeding news footage, sitting in on crosstalks between NBC correspondents and affiliates, and researching upcoming news segments.
Debs Francisco (’10)—An avid sports fan, Francisco thought of a creative way to get up close and personal with the stars of her favorite sport—hockey—while simultaneously gaining valuable experience. At the beginning of the semester, Francisco applied for an internship at the world famous Madison Square Garden (MSG). She is now the New Media department intern where she creates and edits multi-media content for the website, MSG.com. She is responsible for updating content for the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, and New Jersey Devil’s team pages, as well as the blog, Game On! Her favorite task is the weekly photo gallery she compiles for Hockey Night Live called, “This Week in Tri-State Hockey.”
Steven Arnold (’10)—After transferring from a Jimmy Choo boutique in his home town of Las Vegas to the corporate office in New York, Arnold never thought that after only six months he would be sent around the country to open stores. However, that is exactly what he is doing—and he is doing it well. Recently, after being sent to Texas to head up a team in charge of opening a new retail store, the president of the company told him, “what we accomplished [in Texas] in one week is unheard of, it does not happen. That is credit to a lot of people in this office, but primarily you.” And Arnold knows that the education he is receiving at King’s is a large part of his success with Jimmy Choo: “Combining this experience with principles learned in my business class, I am confident that my insight and skill level are developing at a level very uncommon to students not yet in their twenties.”
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