Team & Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS:

Students:

"I would definitely recommend this internship placement to other students interested in Chemistry, or even just science in general. It was incredibly valuable in helping me see the kind of work that a degree in chemistry can get me, and it helped me learn the kinds of techniques and procedures that professionals use in that field. I think this internship has helped me to confirm my choice to major in physical chemistry or chemical physics at college; much of the work I did was very interesting, and it was satisfying to see how the mathematics and the physics were able to come out in practical scientific applications." Thomas P., chemistry intern, Woburn.

"The summer of my junior year, my internship coordinator at TEC paired me with a startup in Boston. I had the opportunity to work with an incredibly intelligent group of individuals. The firm was about to transition to market when I was brought on, and being part of a small team, I was exposed to the intricacies of the business and expected to produce high quality and meaningful products. I wholeheartedly believe that my internship through TEC and my letter of recommendation from our CEO set me apart in the college admissions process, and secured me a spot in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's class of 2020. I had such a great experience with TEC, learned so much through my site at my internship placement, and have made so many meaninful connections along the way. I fully believe in the program and unequivocally recommend applying for a TEC internship." Brooks G., startup intern, Southborough.

"I would definitely recommend this internship to another student! I found it really valuable to get the whole working experience (commuting, being in an office, working with different people, and even being around the city on my own). There were so many learning opportunities and so many people who loved to talk about what they do. I think students should know that participating in an internship requires them to be very self-guided, and comfortable doing different tasks."  Julia B., government intern, Wayland.

"Thank you for placing me in a physical therapy internship and supporting me through every step. It really gave me a glimpse into what could possibly be my future profession and that is invaluable. I learned so much by watching which exercises and stretches my mentor prescribed for what injury, which is so important to me concerning my participation in sports. It was also helpful to see how he approached the different people he treated with unique methods. I hope you can possibly help me find another patient-related placement for next summer." Zoe V., physical therapy intern, Brookline.

Mentors:

"Our intern was very self-motivated, needed little supervision and was eager to learn. He was a quick learner and contributed energy and organization to our team" Health insurance company.

"Interested, enthusiastic and fully focused and engaged on all tasks assigned to her [intern]. The internship helped TEC's intern to think 'outside-the-box' in all tasks and to step out of her comfort zone" Communications company.

"Our intern learned new methods of medical research. She paid attention to details, helped analyze significant amounts of data, working with advanced computer programs and was always willing to learn more" Medical research organization.

"Our TEC intern had excellent leadership skills, she gave a youthful voice to our store, our clients loved her and went to her for advice" Fashion design.

Parents:

"I highly recommend TEC internships.  It definitely was an advantage for getting my daughter into college." Kathy  

"My daughter's acceptance letter from CWRU actually contained a PS stating they were very impressed with her TEC internship and career exploration activities." Kim  

"Three of my daughters have done TEC internships - excellent opportunities for students." Jean  

"Just a quick note to let you know how impressed I was with the whole process my son went through during his internship through TEC at NEBC. He worked hard, was given a great variety of job duties, interviewed people in different positions, and had a great experience. We will definitely be taking advantage of other opportunities the TEC internship program offers and future internships." Barb F., parent of a sports management intern, Hopkinton.

MEET THE TEAM

Telma Sullivan - Program Coordinator [MLS, SCSU; MAE, UBA]

Telma is TEC's Internship Program Coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Southern Connecticut State University. She brings to TEC over 30 years of professional experience in research and business, including more than 10 years experience living overseas. Telma is always looking for ways to improve the program, develop new partnerships to provide relevant internships and create meaningful experiences that will better prepare our interns for career and college, she also coordinates TEC's fall and spring college fairs.

Telma is a Career Development Facilitator certified by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

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Jill O'Connor - Internship Coordinator [B.A., Loyola University Maryland]

Jill brought her well-rounded business experience to TEC's Internship program during the summer of 2015, she is a graduate of Loyola University at Maryland. Combining her corporate and entrepreneurial business experience, Jill was able to develop new partnerships in local businesses that provided relevant internships to TEC interns. Jill connected easily with her student interns and coached over 80 students to successfully complete their internships. Her students commented on her ability to facilitate their placement and her extraordinary support during the process. 

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Ruth Ann Cote - Internship Coordinator [B.S., Providence College]

Ruth Ann has an extensive background in corporate communications and business ownership. This, combined with a decade of experience working with non-profit organizations that fund innovative educational programs, make her a valuable asset to the TEC Internship team. At TEC she couples her enthusiasm for education and business as she works with students and sponsors to develop successful internship partnerships.

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