Last summer, business administration student Evan Arsenault gained real-world experience through his internship as a human resources intern for Trividia Manufacturing Solutions in Lancaster, NH. Trividia manufactures over-the-counter health care products and provides them to more than 50 other corporations that sell the products to retailers across the country.
With more than 100 employees, Trividia tasked Evan with assisting the Human Resource Manager in recruiting, onboarding, and training new staff. This included data entry and internal data reports for administration, file maintenance, and organizational projects. Evan was also given the opportunity to sit in on phone screenings and interviews and was responsible for giving feedback on applicants’ performance.
Evan says he enjoyed experiencing a professional atmosphere and being treated accordingly – even though he is still working on his undergraduate degree at Thomas College.
“It is encouraging that all of the work I completed at Trividia assisted the HR manager, as well as the company, while I acquired more knowledge about the corporate workplace,” he says. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity because I gained invaluable experience; earned college credit; and, got paid for it.”
At Thomas College, Evan is studying business administration. He also plays varsity basketball; works as an assistant in the Advancement Office; and, is a member of both the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the InterVarsity Club.
“I love Thomas because of the close-knit community and the opportunity it gives you to grow as a student and as a person. Thomas provides every service and opportunity possible to help students reach their full potential,” says Evan.
Evan notes that both his professors and the Career Services staff have helped lead him to job and internship opportunities, and for that he is thankful.
“Career Services prepared me in every way for the opportunity at Trividia, and without that department, I feel that I wouldn’t have been successful in my application process.”
This article was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2020 Thomas Magazine.