Success starts with giving your best!

Below are some of the Best Practices we have from around the country, feel free to be inspired at your campus by any of the innovative ideas listed below. 

Graduating Interns

Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS), Editorial Intern, Laura Guerrero-Almeida wrote an insightful blog about the marketing internship experience. Guerrero-Almeida interviewed all of the graduating marketing interns and highlighted their  areas of expertise, how their contributions have impacted their career, life goals and calling back some fun memories. 

"As an editorial intern at Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS), I interview staff, write feature and news stories and gather information for blog posts. It has been a rewarding experience in which I learned about the professional world and grew as a person. Unfortunately, multiple BUDS interns and I will soon graduate and forge our separate paths. Each one of us is taking invaluable lessons and great memories."
- Laura Guerrero-Almeida

BUDS Blog: The BUDS Marketing Internship Experience


Intern Ben Lange-Smith completed a Waste Management project.

  • Tracked food waste in the dining hall Homestyle and Flame lines.
  • Researched methods to reduce waste.
  • Learned more about what happens to our waste.




At a small university, an intern can really make a difference!

Intern Diamond Williams, who is well-known on campus, increased student survey participation by 84% when she came on board, through leveraging her campus connections to help spread the word, and by planning multiple live survey events.

Success by the Numbers 

  • Survey Prior to Diamond - 173 respondents 
  • Survey with Diamond’s Support - 319 respondents, an 84% increase 

UCM with CowActivities

Interns Kacey Kohlhof, Myah Duncan, and Ejuan “EJ” Henderson increased sign ups for social media and MyDtxt.

  • Daily tabling for a week.
  • Daily specials in retail for a week.  
  • Partnered with Union Bowling Center for Free Bowling with the CFA cow. 
  • Used the Spin Wheel and gave out prizes 
  • Partnered with Pepsi to sample Game Fuel and RockStar during Buy 2 for $3. 

Success by the Numbers

  • 166 new subscribers to myDtxt 
  • 55 new social media followers 


Intern Blair Harmon worked on the Helping Hands food drive.

  • Held a food drive for CHOPIN Hall, a local charity that supplies individuals in need with food.

Success by the Numbers

  • In one day, 111,436 lbs. of food was collected and donated by Faculty/Staff, students, and community members.
  • Since 2006, UF has collected more than 600,000 lbs. of food for those in need.