Spending the Summer Gaining Professional Skills

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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This summer, Evan Arsenault ’21 is spending most of his time 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 who sell the products to retailers across the country.  

With a company of more than 100 employees, Evan is responsible for assisting the Human Resource Manager with recruiting, onboarding, and training new employees. This includes data entry and internal reports of this data for administration, file maintenance, and organizational projects. Evan is also given the opportunity to sit in on professional interviews, as well as phone screenings, and is responsible for giving feedback on the applicants’ performance.  

Evan says he enjoys experiencing a professional atmosphere and being treated as a professional – even though he is still working on his undergraduate degree at Thomas College. He’s really enjoyed his internship so far. 

“It is encouraging that all of the work I complete here is assisting the HR manager, as well as the company, while I acquire more knowledge about the corporate workplace,” he said. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity because I am gaining invaluable experience; earning college credit; and, getting paid for it.” 

At Thomas College, Evan is studying business administration. He also plays varsity basketball; is a database assistant in the Advancement Office; and, is a member of both the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the Business Leadership Club.  

“I love Thomas because of the close-knit community and all of the opportunity it gives you to grow as a student and as a person. I feel that Thomas provides every service and opportunity possible to help students reach their full potential,” said Evan.  

Evan says both his professors and the Career Services staff has helped lead him to job and internship opportunities, and for that he is thankful.  

“Career Services has prepared me in every way for this opportunity at Trividia, and without that department, I feel that I wouldn’t have been successful in my application process.”  

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