Meet Spring Intern Christian Casagranda

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Major: Public Relations

Minor: Journalism

Extracurricular: Quinnipiac Men’s Soccer Team

Graduation: May, 2019


Where are you from?

Brooklyn, New York

What are you studying at Quinnipiac and why?

I am studying public relations because I want to one day own my own sports public relations firm. I want to work with professional events and professional athletes.

What extracurricular activities do you participate in on campus?

I am a member of the soccer team on campus.

Where do you find your motivation to succeed?

I think of where I am now and where I want to go. Everything I do now is in preparation to achieve my future goals. I also look at my bank account and get some little extra motivation as well!

During your free time, what are you passionate about?

I am most passionate about supporting my favorite soccer team, A.C Milan. I watch their games every weekend and when I watch their games I usually scream at the television the entire 90 minutes.

What is the most exciting place that you have traveled to?

The most exciting place I have ever traveled to is Barcelona. The food is incredible and the weather is a nice addition. It is also located right near the water giving the city a nice little breeze. The scenery is beautiful.

If you could check off an item on your bucket list tomorrow what would it be?

To work a professional sporting event and be featured and get some airtime on television.

Where is your dream place to live?

Don’t really have a dream place to live, however I would like to visit Los Angeles. It is a major city, yet has a relaxing vibe. It’s also warm and close to the beach, which is a plus.

What is your favorite thing about Quinnipiac?

The people and the scenery. I also really like my professors. They are full of knowledge and are always open to helping me when needed.

Meet Spring Intern Mckenna Cassford

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Major: Human Resources
Minor: Sociology & Marketing
Extracurricular: Bryant University Student Ambassador, Office of Admission Student Coordinator
Graduation: May, 2019


Why did you choose Bryant University?

Bryant was actually the first school that I toured and I instantly fell in love. I loved the way their program is structured so that I could major in the School of Business and still have a minor in the School of Science. While I enjoy Human Resources, I also love Sociology and wanted to be able to pursue it further.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose Human Resources because I love working with people and I do similar work at my job on campus.

What is your favorite part about this internship?

My favorite part of this internship has to be sitting in on interviews and observing to refine my own skills. I look forward to coming in each day knowing that I will learn something new.

Have you had any other internships?

I have not. Through my work as Student Coordinator in the Admission Office at Bryant, I have gained a lot of insight into the on-boarding, training, and personnel management side of HR. It was my campus job that inspired me to enter the world of HR.

What motivates you?

My motivation stems from wanting to be a positive influence for my 2 younger sisters. I’ve always wanted to be a good role model for them and motivate them to be the best that they can be.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I hope to have a steady life and to have traveled to at least some of my bucket list destinations. A dog is also a must!

What are your hobbies?

In my spare time I love hiking, reading, watching Netflix, and traveling. I’m always planning my next trip, currently I am looking into hiking trails in Acadia National Park for my trip in April!

Where is the one place you want to travel in your lifetime?

One of the first places on my bucket list is Athens, Greece. I was (am) a major nerd and have always loved everything about Ancient Greece.

What is the most exciting place you have ever been to?

The most exciting place I have ever been has to be the Chichen Itza ruins in Mexico. While I am a big beach girl, taking the day trip to the ruins was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.

What are you most passionate about?

I’m passionate about my family, my friends, the environment, music, and history. With that said, my friends and family are not as passionate about my random fun facts and music choice as I am.

Meet MSI Spring Intern Chandler Palmieri


College: Bryant Universitychandler

Graduation Year: 2017

Major: Marketing

Minor: Communications

Internship:  Management Search Inc.

Marketing Intern


All about Chandler:

Chandler is a senior at Bryant, and is heavily involved in her sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, as well as the co-ed business fraternity Pi Sigma Epsilon. She is also the program director for the radio station on campus, WJMF.

Where does Chandler get her motivation to succeed?

She keeps in mind the lifestyle that she wants to live. Her family has impacted her a lot and they’ve shown her that nothing is handed to you, the harder you work the better the outcome.

Which destination or event has shaped who she is in life today?

Chandler believes her involvement in her sorority has shaped her, she’s grown and figured out who she is as an individual and where she’s headed in life. She’s had many leadership opportunities where she has to step outside her comfort zone.

What are her future career goals?

Chandler would LOVE to be famous, but most importantly she wants to make an impact and help others grow, emotionally or professionally. Her goal is to help wherever she can.

During her off time, she enjoys:

Spending time on Pinterest, she’s also an adrenaline junkie and enjoys jet skiing, snow skiing, and snowboarding.

What is she currently watching on Netflix?

Person of Interest, because it’s awesome!

Dream car?

All Black G-Wagon.

Where is most exciting destination Chandler has ever traveled to?

Greece – for a trip with her high school.

Where is the one place Chandler wants to travel in her lifetime?

Italy, so she can reconnect with family who live there.

What is Chandler’s favorite Rhode Island destination?

Newport Beach

Why did Chandler choose to intern at MSI?

Chandler previously worked on a semester long project with the team at MSI and met Tony through his involvement with her business fraternity.  This internship will provide her the opportunity to continue developing her social media skills, while getting an introduction to human resources and increasing her professional network.

What are some daily responsibilities in the intern role?

She creates the social media content calendar – finding content that keeps up with what MSI’s competitors are doing digitally, researching and sourcing candidates for current searches on a national scale.  Participating in the candidate vetting process to include, prepping for interview, candidate and client debriefs and working with the MSI team to enhance their digital marketing presence.

What skills does Chandler hope to learn?

Chandler enjoys learning about the recruiting side of business even though she is MSI’s marketing intern. She believes recruiting may be what she decides to do after graduation.

If she could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Ellen DeGeneres, she’s a great person and she’d love to laugh with her.

What’s her favorite sports team?

Her 16-U fastpitch travel softball team.  She traveled throughout the region participating in weekend tournaments.

What was the last restaurant she ate at?


What is her favorite social media platform, why?

Besides Pinterest, Snapchat because she loves the filters.

What was the last place she traveled to?

North Carolina for a PSE conference

Advice to Undergraduates:

“Make the most out of your time at school. Definitely get involved in whatever your passions are, I learned a lot by participating in extracurricular activities. If your school doesn’t offer what you’re passionate about, start the club on your own. Keep trying new things, specifically internship related, you truly don’t know what you like until you try it.”


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