What I liked about A.E. Schwartz & Associates is that it is a local company. I've worked for big companies that did not take time to explain to me anything because they were too busy. Working at A.E Schwartz & Associates has been a great experience and an amazing opportunity for me. Andrew took time to explain to me what he wanted me to do, how to do it and he also let me find solutions by myself. I am from France, so it gave me a glimpse of what it is to work abroad and live in another country. It was a great learning experience for me and I feel much more comfortable with working and communicating with people. Andrew taught me how to market his company and how to use many software. This internship enabled me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and to work on improving myself and my work.
Anaelle Rouche, Bachelor of International Trade,
UNIVERSITY OF BELFORT-MONTBÉLIARD,
Based on the list of projects which I got before I started, I expected to work a lot in Marketing and gain experience in Marketing. The internship exceeded my expectations. I worked on so many different projects within the first month – every day was exciting. My goal was to do an internship in Marketing to fulfill my schools requirements. Personally I was also interested to learn more about US business world. I learned a lot during my internship. It was a real “hands on” experience. Writing requirements, doing website critique, directory listings, SEO and Social Networking are just a few things which enhanced my resume. It turned out as an opportunity for the future – coupon project. I’m more than happy to work with A.E. Schwartz and Associates on this exciting project in the future. I also found a great topic for my bachelor’s thesis and now I know that I want to continue studying Marketing after graduating. I’m happy that I got the opportunity to do an internship with A.E. Schwartz & Associates where I gained a lot of knowledge. I think one reason for my high involvement was that I was working full time. As more as you work the more you will get out of the internship. Consider at least working two days per week to keep on track with all the things which are going on.
Mario Eigenbauer (Austrian Student),
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii
I really wanted a very hands-on internship. I had never had a marketing internship before and most of my friends who had an internship in the field only complained that they didn’t learn much while they were there. I didn’t want my main tasks to be getting coffee and making copies. I was hoping to continue completing a lot of writing projects. I wrote a press release in the first month and really enjoyed doing that. I expected to be given similar projects in the future. My first goal was to gain an understanding of whether or not I’d really enjoy continuing marketing as a career. I also wanted to sharpen my business writing and communications skills. I took on a variety of tasks I had never done before. I was given the opportunity to write press releases for the first time and realized my great interest in the PR field. I also was provided with confidence in my work. I even developed a Power Point presentation that is actually sold by the company as a product, which I feel is a great accomplishment. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty and really becoming involved in the company, this internship is for you. The company is very small and that opens doors to a myriad of opportunities to try new and exciting things.
Bentley College, Waltham, MA
Search Engine Optimization definitely opened my eyes in internet marketing and I am willing to continue learning more about it. I did not have knowledge of internet marketing much. I realized how fascinating it is! I have enjoyed the meetings of CEOs from New England Small Business Associations. I wish we could attend all of them. I have gained skills in writing a PowerPoint presentation and now know the details and little things that really make difference and give the presentation an eye-catching and organized look. Looking for vendors, resellers, and affiliates was very useful. This process allowed me to explore many diverse businesses, look at their compatibility with ReadySetPresent.com and other sites, get into every page and find external links that connect to that specific website.
College of Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
What stands out in my mind regarding my experience with A.E. Schwartz & Associates was not so much what we did, but how we did it. "It" was laying down the foundation for what, I felt for the most part, to be my own company. Proposals, guidelines, and policies to which we adhered were created by us and not given to us as stringent, stale, and anachronistic business practices. Everyday was a step forward in which learning and knowing played an integral part.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Upon entering the Sales/Marketing internship position, I was unsure of what to expect. I thought I was going to be entering into a "hyped" up telemarketing position. Instead, I found that I was continuously challenged with projects and assignments which encompassed a wide range of arenas. Each of us had a great impact on the success of the company. I learned more at this internship that I would have at any other due to the amount of responsibility that I was given, coupled with the continuous feedback that I received. I would recommend taking the opportunity to learn through an internship at A.E. Schwartz & Associates. It truly is an enriching experience.
Boston University, Boston, MA
What was most impressive about working with Andrew was his personal commitment to making internships a true learning experience. Andrew is an unbelievably busy person who still finds the time to be very personally involved in his interns' development. He is sincerely interested in helping interns meet their career goals, whether or not they are in the training and development industry. Andrew will give you as much work as you can handle and the trust and guidance for you to carry it out. Almost as soon as I began working with him, Andrew gave me a manuscript to work on and scenarios to write. My brain was exercised as often if not more than my copy editing skills. The office is also a very exciting and dynamic environment, full of interesting people who are all busy with their own projects. Every time I talk to Andrew, he is brimming over with news of the office and the web site. An internship working with Andrew is sure to be a rewarding one for motivated individuals, no matter what their interests.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
For the first time, I was exposed to "real-world" business concepts in a non-school environment. I never realized how much I could learn in a four-month period of time. During my internship, I have played a very active role in researching, developing, marketing, and participating in client meetings and so much more. I was overwhelmed in the beginning, although through Mr. Schwartz's mentoring I was able to learn and contribute productively. Highly recommend this work setting and experience so much so that I am continuing my affiliation on a project basis.
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Looking back on my summer, I realize that I have learned far more than I had expected. As a writing/editing intern, I have not only gained valuable experience in editing, publishing, and business writing; but I have also learned about web-site development, marketing, and sales from my daily interactions with the other interns. We each had primary responsibility for one or more projects, which everyone usually had some part in designing, editing, or marketing. In addition, the home-based setting and flexible hours created an atmosphere that was casual, but nonetheless one that was fast-paced and demanding.
Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY
In working as a remote intern for A.E. Schwartz & Associates this summer I was able to sharpen my copy editing skills by working on a variety of projects including a book manuscript, marketing brochures, and training modules. I also helped develop the remote internship program which will enable students from all over the world to be a part of A.E. Schwartz & Associates. These tasks and many others have advanced my research, writing, and communication skills.
UMASS, Amherst, MA
What originally interested me in A.E. Schwartz & Associates was the opportunity to write from day one. And during the application process, I was convinced that I wanted to work here because of the company's friendly, personable attitude. AES has proved to be an invaluable experience. Not only have I found friendships all over the US, but I have also published an article, worked on the website, had my voice recorded for all time on the School for Managers audio tape, edited and written training modules and reviews as well as learned from the numerous talents of my fellow interns. A.E. Schwartz & Associates has both improved my writing skills and broadened my horizons
Middlebury College, Middlebury, MA
Working at A.E. Schwartz and Associates has been a continuous learning experience for me. Besides learning about the different aspects involved in the business environment this internship has given me the opportunity to identify my own personal strengths and weaknesses through hands on experience; this is critical for any internship position. Through Mr. Schwartz's continuous feedback sessions, I can work on improving these weaknesses so as to make them strengths.
Stanford University, Stanford, CT
The aspect that distinguishes an internship here at A.E. Schwartz & Associates from my friend's internships is it's multidimensional approach. I have gone far beyond my primary sales and marketing responsibilities and been exposed to virtually every aspect of the organization over these 2+ years. This experience will most definitely lead me further than my peers. I have worked hands-on with sales, writing, databases, reports, correspondence, marketing, the Internet, testimonies, evaluations, clients, as well as with people both internally and externally. It has been fascinating watching the growth and success of my contributions and the organization's continued growth. I understand more about business, and what this organization through the unique one-to-one monitoring approach. Here, I have been treated as an adult and valued as a team member.
Boston, College, Chestnut Hill, MA
While I initially intended to work at A.E. Schwartz & Associates for just one summer, I stayed on throughout the subsequent school year on a part-time basis. The experience enriched complimented my MBA course curriculum; I applied classroom theory to real-life practice on a regular basis. Working for a solo practitioner afforded unique benefits - ready flexibility and hands-on work. That is, my projects were geared towards my interests, and thus the value of my internship experience was maximized.
Ida G. F,
CBoston University, MBA, Boston, MA
This is no typical paper-shuffling internship. People are given a great deal of responsibility over their work, which fosters a sense of pride and achievement. To make things even better, there's a fantabulous camaraderie in the office and the change to work with a spectacular group of people. I feel I am very lucky to benefit from such an opportunity.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
As a graphic design intern, my responsibilities were to create training materials, draft advertising and redesign web sites by utilizing various computer software. I also had the opportunity to attend fast paced seminars and conferences and was able to observe the impact of the training materials I helped to develop.
Leslie College, Cambridge, MA
There is no question in my mind that an internship with A.E. Schwartz & Associates is a worthwhile experience. I was impressed with the responsibility and trust given to me from day one. It goes without saying that a friendship was formed this summer and I am certain that the relationship we built will continue for quite some time.
Craig D. Wrentmore,
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA