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We’re delighted to introduce our 2021 summer intern, Julia Scuderi! Julia will be assisting the marketing team with our social media content and outreach. We asked her a few questions about her education and background. Here’s what she had to say.

Where do you attend school and what do you study?

I attend the University at Buffalo, I am a junior studying communication.

How are you hoping to use your degree once you graduate?

After graduating, I hope to work in the media. Whether it is social media, a news station, an advertising agency, or anything in this category, I’ll be happy. I also really enjoy working and interacting with others, so I am hoping this is a factor in my future career as well. The college experience I’ve had thus far has taught me many new communication skills and helped me to further develop on existing ones, I am excited to see where my career takes me once I graduate.

What led you to an internship with Milestone?

I came across the social media intern listing online. This one stood out to me; I had been actively searching and applying for internships for a couple months, and Milestone’s seemed like the perfect fit. Social media has always been an interest of mine, and since my major is particularly focused on social media, an internship in this field would be nothing but beneficial. I immediately looked into the company, only to find how welcoming and tight-knit this business seemed to be. After having a couple conversations with the team, I was offered the position, and who could say no to that?

What do you hope to achieve or get out of this internship?

There are a couple things I hope to get out this internship. The main one is workplace preparation and experience; I graduate college in a year from now and would like to understand how a workplace functions before joining one full time. I also hope that this internship can help me expand my knowledge on social media and how it functions from a business perspective. I’ve had personal social media accounts since I was in middle school, but I only started getting into professional platforms for the past couple years. Overall, I hope I come out of this internship more knowledgeable and well-rounded than I’ve ever been.

Share something that’s particularly unique about your life.

I started playing soccer when I was seven years old, all the way through high school and into college. The summer after the U.S. woman’s team won the World Cup in 2015, I went to an invitational soccer camp in Binghampton with the National Women’s players. At the camp, my group members weren’t being nice to me, so I went in the bathroom to cool off. Right when I got in there, Abby Wambach, one of the best women’s soccer players in history, walked in the bathroom. She asked me what was wrong, gave me a huge pep talk, and a big hug. After that, later on in the camp she singled me out in front of everyone as her friend and gave me a high-five, everyone else’s mouths dropped. This was a moment in my life I often look back to if I need a good smile, and use it as a reminder to always treat people with kindness because it goes a long way.