Testimonials

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Parent Testimonials
Michael O.
Indiana, Father

“I was totally freaked out about sending my daughter to Spain for eight weeks. I knew at 20 years old she could deal with it but I wondered if I could. The apartment was great. The people were great, Lisette was great. My daughter learned more than I ever guessed she would. I would not have kept her from this experience for anything. Thank you so much. It was all fantastic!”

Michele M.
Internship Testimonials

Harley Barnard Class of 2019

Major: Business Administration

“I learned so many different skills during my time working at my internship placement. I was able to bring that knowledge back to school with me, and apply my experience with class materials and topics. One of my major tasks during my internship was to optimize the company’s CRM. I had only learned about in class, but had never actually used in person, nor had the opportunity to understand it holistically. Its proven that the skills I gained during my participating with PINC International benefit my future business endeavors.”

 

Maddie Combs Class of 2019

Major: Business Administration

“PINC International was an amazing experience. I was looking for a program that would allow me to travel while still gaining international business experience. I learned skills that will boost my resume through my business placement. The other girls on the program allowed me to have a sense of community in a new country. Through this program, I was able to have an amazing summer! I felt supported through the entire program and made so many connections.”

 

 

Cierra Marie Lamen Class of 2020

Major: English Major

Minor: Applied Communication Studies

“… Finding this program was a miracle. I would have never thought to look for a program abroad. I knew it was time to do something for myself and branch out without the comfort of family or friends. I went on the program alone and left with a new network of friends from across the united states. This trip was something that changed my outlook on the world and I was able to come back to campus and class with a fresh perspective on my goals and future plans. It was worth the long flight. It was worth the time. It was worth the price. This experience was an amazing start to my travels and exploration of the world and self.”

Immersion Testimonials

Lexie Noyes Class of 2018

Major: Mass Communications/ Advertising

Minor: Spanish

“My internship abroad taught me the ins and outs of successful marketing practices for business. I learned how to manage social media platforms, analyze target markets, edit photos, create graphics, and network with others in a foreign language. The programs I was using at my internship made my resume stand out and definitely helped me better understand the marketing world I wanted to be in. Not only was I learning how to use these applications, but I was learning how to do it all IN SPANISH. I value my experience at my internship every single day.

Upon coming home and starting my senior year of college, I started preparing for the real world. The skills I learned in my internship aligned with my studies. I eased my way through design class, created a website from scratch for my mom’s small business, and my Spanish presentations were well articulated; all because of the skills I had picked up on while I was in Madrid. My classmates and professors were noticing my improvement and even complimented me. Skills from my placement helped me land a SECOND internship, as well as a scholarship in the School of Mass Communications at SIUE. I felt so proud that I was being recognized for something I was so passionate about.

I now have my first full-time job as a marketing administrator for a regional airline in St. Louis, Missouri. During my interview, I remember them being impressed with my experience abroad and wanted to know more. The skills I learned at my internship provided by PINC International has helped me SO much in the real world and I would do it all again if I could.”

 

 

Kim Kirkman Class of 2018

Business Administration with an emphasis in Management

“By taking a leap of faith and applying for the PINC internship, I was able to focus in on what I wanted to do in life. Working with LETS Education as their marketing intern, I realized marketing wasn’t my strong suit; however, I learned more about the marketing world by doing hands-on SEO research, then I could in a classroom. Having an international internship under my belt has also helped me grow as a person and understand more of the world around me. I would never change my experience for the world and I think every woman should open her mind to traveling abroad with PINC!”

 

 

Erin O’Flaherty Class of 2018

Major: Psychology and Exercise Science

Minor: Nutrition

“My PINC International internship experience shifted my narrow midwestern regional view to a global perspective in 8 weeks. I was immersed in Spanish culture and exposed to many other people and cultures from all over the world. PINC provided me the opportunity to work alongside individuals from Spain, England, and different regions of the United States, all of who taught, guided and influenced my knowledge, work ethic and understanding of business from an international standpoint. I was able to bring all of the new experiences and skills I had learned to SIUE in the Fall to work for Student Government and with the Student Body. I look forward to applying the experiences and knowledge I gained from the PINC International Program in my future career in the allied health field when working with patients from different regions, countries, and cultures.”

 

 

Ashlyn Cadle Class of 2018

Major: I/O Psychology

Minor: ER Sociology

“PINC international truly prepared me for the future in a way no other experience could. Going abroad and gaining professional skills through workshops is something I will never forget and something that has given me the confidence to walk into an interview knowing I’m well qualified. Without PINC, I wouldn’t have been offered the job I just was. The resume template I used to apply was one provided to us through a resume workshop we participated in at PINC. The job entailed that I have some knowledge and background working with other cultures. Without PINC, I wouldn’t have even received an interview, but now I have a career.”