Written by Pallavi Pal

Did you do an internship this summer? Do you feel that you contributed a lot and made a difference in your internship? The Most Valuable Intern Contest awarded these interns that had fulfilling internships. Wednesday October 13, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Toppel Library is where the contest was held.

The turnout was great and the enthusiasm much appreciated. The student interns that presented were truly outstanding. From a Parliamentary intern to interns working for CBS, the students that presented had much to say. Some were in charge of working on briefs for Congressional offices, others pitched story ideas to newscasters, and still others worked under the direction of classical music stars.

The wide variety of internships and responsibilities that these students have really show that the University of Miami breeds talented young professionals. Their potential can be molded in the right direction and that’s what the Toppel Career Center is here for.

Make sure to keep this contest in mind as it will be a recurring annual program for years to come. Toppel wants to reward and show its appreciation for the student interns that have gone over and beyond the responsibilities at their jobs. Some of the prizes this year were a $75 gift card to the UM Bookstore for the grand prize winner and $20 gift cards to the Rathskeller as well two $20 gift cards for the first and second runner ups.

Congratulations to this year’s contestants and to the winners! Hope to see you there next year!