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Internship Spotlight – Patrick Coyle ’21

Name: Patrick Coyle

Major: Communication Studies

Track: Mass Media and Social Media

Graduation Year: 2021

On-Campus Involvement: Club Ice Hockey and Phi Alpha Delta

When and where did you intern: Bristol Myers Squibb 6/7/2021-8/12/2021


What drew you into Communication Studies?

There are so many different career paths you can take as a communications major. You can work in many different industries and hold a position that’s best for you.

Describe your internship and your role:

I was a Corporate Affairs Intern for the U.S. Immunology Communications team. Here I assisted my colleagues with content creation for company campaigns. I also conducted a market analysis and social media report for the company’s multiple sclerosis drug and its competitors in the same market.

What is one skill that you improved upon while at your internship?

I learned how to communicate concisely when working with colleagues and vendors. I also learned how to better manage my time when working on multiple projects and having to be present for important meetings.