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Jessica Kim

Fashion Design

I had an amazing experience with Columbia College's Internship program. Not only did I get to 12-month of experience living and studying in the United States, but I also gained actual experience in fashion design as a designer in New York. I have learned a lot about myself and have really grown as a person. My career goal is to be a fashion designer and any new skill set picked up in terms of fashion, assembly, or sewing is one more thing I can use to improve my own designs and clothing. The knowledge I gained from seeing what professional designers do will help me to understand the whole process of the fashion business. If I could relive this part of my life, I would do it in a heartbeat. Working at this company has ensured my career choice and I am still striving to work in the fashion industry. Thank you Columbia College for giving me the great opportunity.

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Maria Benteniti

Culinary Art (Bakery)

The 12-month Internship program offered by Columbia College helped me a lot to understand the culture of the United States. From the help from Columbia College, I was properly immersed in the company for the internship and it has taught me a sense of responsibility, which is only going to help me in the future when I go into a proper job. I truly believe my communication skills have really improved after this program and I am able to work with a variety of different people with confidence.

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Daniel Leigh

International Trade

My experience has definitely taught me a lot in terms of fast-tracking my future career into a global context, building a personal brand, and having a major head start in the international trading industry. I have been able to see how the actual trading goes on and I think it put me in a lot better position with this experience. There is no room for adventure and opportunities within my comfort zone unless I stepped out of this. I made a great choice by choosing Columbia College. It has allowed me to push myself and expose myself to new things.

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