In the Fall of 2011, UWF Career Services met with Cox Communications Human Resources to develop internship and CoOp programs. Among students selected by Cox Communications, Raul Martinez and Sergio Garcia have found success after completing the programs and graduating.
Raul Martinez was originally from Miami and majored in Marketing with a specialization in E-Commerce and a specialization in supply chain logistics. Raul worked as the Cox Marketing Intern. Raul’s experience paid off and he was recently selected as a full-time Media Consultant for Cox in Gainesville, FL. “I think that Cox Media is a great company to work for. The company culture is great and employees truly take interest in helping one another.”
When asked on what advice he would give to UWF students, Raul said, “Get involved as much as possible. I joined the Lambda Beta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was heavily involved with them throughout my course in college.” Raul was able to take the leadership and time management skills learned as Chapter President to Cox to make himself more valuable to the Company.
Sergio Garcia moved six years ago to the US from Peru with the goal of receiving a degree from an American university. He recently completed his degree in accounting from UWF, building on his previous background in economics. Sergio was selected for the Customer Care internship with Cox which led to a full time job as a Sales Operations Analyst of the Florida. In just 10 months with the company, Sergio applied to another position as a Financial Analyst at the Business Operations Department in the Cox Corporate office in Atlanta He is moving to Atlanta and planning to begin working on a Master’s in Finance.
Nathasha Mitchell, B.A. Psychology
Graduated in Spring 2011
I am very grateful for the people at Career Services. I was at very tough transition while pursuing my graduate degree, and decided that I needed more field experience in order to successfully conquer higher education. At the same time, I heard about a brand new position with PICO Florida (a non-partisan, faith based, grassroots lobbying organization) that was looking for a full time organizer. Bridget Robinson directed me to the job link and even helped push me towards pursuing it. Katie Harnish did a wonderful job helping me edit my resume (over and over again). These two did not make me feel like just another student or alumni that they helped tweak a resume, but they helped me see past the fog I was in and motivated me to pursue something out of my element.
Today I write as the Community Organizer for Northwest Florida Congregations in Action, a federation of PICO Florida and PICO National Network. I want to thank career services and those who've helped. I do know if I could have done it without you!