Staff Spotlight: Kayla, Intern

Interviewer: “What was your path to KCG?”

Kayla Sawyer: “I recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business management and minors in entrepreneurship and marketing. I have always been intrigued with how a business operates especially start-ups and small businesses. From my entrepreneurship classes, I learned how hands on a small business could be and how much experience you gain from working at one. I knew once I applied for the social media and strategic marketing position here at KCG that I would get the kind of exposure and experience I had been looking for. With a small business you can expect to work outside of your “roll” and get exposure to tasks you wouldn’t normally get at a larger corporation, which is why I chose KCG.”

Interviewer: “What is your favorite part about your internship?”

Kayla Sawyer: “My favorite part is the exposure to so many aspects of business from strategy to implementation. You aren’t treated like an intern; you’re treated like a full time employee, which can be intimidating and challenging but also fun.”

Interviewer: “What makes KCG a great place to work?”

Kayla Sawyer: “On my first day at KCG I was encouraged to work on some ideas of projects I would like to do during my internship so I could build my resume and get the experience I desired. Management wants to help you achieve your personal goals and push you to try new things and develop new skills that not only benefit you, but the company as well.”

Interviewer: “What advice would you give to other students applying for an internship at KCG?”

Kayla Sawyer: “If you want a job that will challenge you and allow you to have hands on experience and work with management one-on- one, apply! You not only build relationships with the people in the office but with officials in the community by attending numerous public forums and classes that speak to the issues in the community. Apply to a company that will help your resume stand out!”

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