Goodfriend Summer Internship Recipients

Story posted May 26, 2007

Two students have been selected to receive funding from the 2007 Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund. The fund was established in 2006 to encourage students to pursue summer internships that will develop their business skills and increase their exposure to the business world.

Archie Abrams '09 will work at Tom Snyder Productions in Watertown, Mass., assisting in many aspects of the publishing cycle including product creation, marketing, sales and customer service. "I hope that the experience and tools learned will provide a foundation to someday create a business that contributes to making the world a better place," says Abrams.

Yongfang Chen '10 is headed to China to work at Shanghai Bank Card Industry Park Development. The company develops high-tech financial services. Yongfang will be involved in translating contracts and dealing with English correspondence between banks and assisting in public relations affairs. "My primary career orientation is to research different psychological mindsets in various economic activities from a broad range of perspectives from producers to consumers," says Chen. "Through this interning experience, I will be exposed to the holistic process of advising consultation and business negotiation, laying a solid foundation for my prospective career."

Thanks to a generous endowment gift from Mr. Goodfriend, Bowdoin has funds available to support students interested in business internships that will help them build foundations for future careers in business. Award amounts of up to $5,000 will be adjusted depending upon the proposed budget of the candidate and the employer's ability to provide partial reimbursement.

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