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Many local Western New York companies have agreed to provide internship opportunities. Read what they are saying about our students...

The internship experience has been a “win-win” situation for everyone involved.  Buffalo State has provided our corporation with students who possess the necessary skill levels and initiative to perform at high levels. The students have benefited by being responsible for important parts of the overall marketing plan, and they gain first-hand knowledge of the pace expected in today’s competitive environment. Everyone who has contacted us throughout the Buffalo State organization has exhibited a high degree of professionalism.


Rob Beightol, Marketing Analyst

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

We had an excellent intern from Buffalo State.  He was a valuable asset to our team by assisting us with many last minute projects and completing them ahead of schedule.  He instantly became an employee of the Tourism Department and acted as such.  The helped us stay ahead of schedule, completed projects that would otherwise not been completed and displayed an enthusiastic and professional attitude throughout our crazy and intense moments.  The staff thoroughly enjoyed working with him and said repeatedly that he was the best intern we have had thus far.

John Percy, Director

Niagara Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau

In the Spring semester, Client Logic had three Buffalo State interns. The most impressive thing about the whole experience was that each student was committed to the reciprocal relationship. They were just as interested in giving 100% to Client Logic and their assignments as they were in receiving skills and experiences from our company.

Colin J. Adams, Corporate Recruiter
Client Logic

It was an absolute pleasure having a Buffalo State intern this semester! His work ethic and intelligence made him an outstanding addition to our office, and he contributed significantly to the mission of our department. Your intern was well-prepared for the interview process, and despite a lack of experience sold himself well and was accepted into our internship program. He learned quickly and worked hard - he is an outstanding example of what an intern should be like! As a graduate from BSC, I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the quality of interns within the Business Department Internship Program.

Judith Fornalik, Investigator
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

I had the extreme pleasure of supervising a Buffalo State College intern for a special project. There were numerous deadlines to meet and a lot of coordination required. This was clearly a project that needed to come in on time. After a few weeks, I was confident this event would be a big success. I wasn't proven wrong! It is my intention to make my Buffalo State intern a permanent full-time member of our team.

Janice Wittmeyer, President
Junior Achievement of Western New York, Inc.

I very much enjoyed having a student intern work in our Human Resources Office. The student was able to complete numerous projects that needed to be done, but were never a priority for our understaffed office. I also utilized our intern to learn more Excel for my own knowledge and usage. I feel both the LDP and the student benefited from the internship experience.

Patricia A. Randle, Director of Human Resources
Language Development Program

We have had several interns from Buffalo State over the past few years. I have found the students able and willing to take on projects and work independently. They have provided a valuable resource and helped us to see ourselves more clearly through their questions and observations.

Rebecca Boyle, Human Resource Specialist
Children's Hospital of Buffalo

What began as an unpaid internship turned into a paid assistant position in my department with your Buffalo State student. Through his own hard work, good work ethic, and basically the type of person we want to be part of our company, your Buffalo State intern got himself a full-time position as an account executive with our company. Internships lead to jobs for students because it gives them on-the-job experience where they can apply classroom theory.

Kelly A. Sutton, New Business Director
Mercury Radio Communications

The opportunity to have an intern from Buffalo State College at the Greater Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau was a win-win situation for all of us. Various projects we assigned to our intern were valuable in enhancing our sales and marketing efforts and servicing our customers. Our intern now has a greater appreciation of the impact of conventions and visitors on the local economy.

Karen A. Miranda, Vice President of Sales & Service
Greater Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau

This was our first intern from SUNY College at Buffalo, and we were very pleased with the intern and the program. The intern quickly became a contributing member of our team, and she assisted us with her computer skills. We would definitely like additional interns from the Business Department.

Michelle Destino, President
National S.A.F.E. Home Foundation, Inc

I have worked with two interns from Buffalo State. I am impressed with their energy and enthusiasm! The Chamber has benefited from the research conducted by both interns. The Buffalo State Internship Program has been a win-win experience for the Chamber of Commerce and for the students.

Patrica Taggart, Director of Marketing
Amherst Chamber of Commerce

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