North Central College student Storm Styles is interning in human resources at the Lisle, Ill., office of Porsche Business Services, a division of the company that makes the legendary sports car.
Styles, of Lemont, is a junior double-majoring in human resource management and psychology. Working primarily with three other members of the HR staff, her duties have included assisting with an internal newsletter, working with international interns from Germany and organizing staff events.
“I really like it,” Styles says. “My psychology classes helped shape me as far as understanding different personalities and having good communication skills.”
Styles learned of the opening at Porsche while browsing the BirdBoard, an online listing of internship and career opportunities for North Central College students and alumni. The BirdBoard is maintained by the College’s Office of Career Development.
The process of applying for the internship helped Styles develop her skills in resume-writing, interviewing and finding a job after graduation, she said.