I am currently a senior in the College of Business at Butler University. As a marketing student and member of the graduating class of 2012, I have been involved in various academic and social groups on campus. I am a member of the social sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and was on the Executive Board as the Social Chair for the house. I am also a part of the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Last summer, I interned at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City for the Marketing Director of the Surgery Department (an internship I snagged from networking on a plane). This spring semester, I “studied abroad” in New York City and interned for Preston Bailey, a leader in the event/wedding industry who designs events for high-end clientele such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This summer, I am interning once again in New York City for Nike Communications, a luxury PR/marketing firm whose clients include Bentley and Rolls Royce, American Express Platinum Card, Montblanc, Cointreau, and the Premium Outlets. Internships are incredibly valuable because they provide so many outlets and opportunities, not just during the internship but in the future and after college. Internships can provide networking, which is necessary in an age where connections are becoming impersonal. Internships also provide so much experience and hands-on work that cannot be found in a college classroom.