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Business mentorship opportunity teaches skills that lead to employment

December 16, 2021

ASHLAND, Ky. – Grace Allen, a student in the Business Administration program at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), recently wrapped up a successful mentorship at Members Choice Credit Union.

“Getting this internship has meant so much to me. It has opened so many doors for me right now and for the future. I've learned so much practical knowledge that I could use to succeed anywhere I work,” said Allen.  

She added, “I hope to have made a positive impact and change in the company. I hope that one day I will be able to work for the company or a similar organization. I have so many ideas that I feel could really benefit our community.” 

Allen’s responsibilities at her internship included making spreadsheets, working in databases, visiting businesses, making calls to businesses and sending emails.  

“I also worked on much larger projects for the company as well, like the MemberShop Program going on this month, making arrangements for parties and our recent groundbreaking, hand delivering grant information to all the local schools and I am currently helping with Ashland Build-A-Bed,” she said.  

Allen says the experience has been one that she believes will help her in her future employment endeavors.  

“I am really appreciative of the opportunities the company has given me, whether it be making personal connections with local businesses or meeting so many new people,” she said. “I cannot express how grateful I am for getting this mentorship. I would recommend for anyone to try to get a position in the internship or mentoring programs that they offer.” 

Allen is a student in the Management track of her program.  

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration combines foundational business courses, general education courses and courses in either Accounting or Management.  

Accounting is aimed for entry-level accounting positions in large or small businesses and industries, government and service agencies, nonprofit and educational institutions. 

Management is targeted for a variety of management and supervisory positions in small and large profit and nonprofit organizations. 

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