About 14 students in the Orange County, New York area recently completed Mediacom Communications’ 2013 summer internship program.
Established in 2003, the program provides college and graduate level students with practical experience in a professional environment. Since its inception, more than 85 interns have participated in the program and 10 have gone on to work in full-time positions at Mediacom.
One such alumni – Eric Schoenfeldt – began as a summer intern at the cable company in 2010 and joined the company permanently in 2011 after receiving his MBA from SUNY New Paltz that year. Initially, Schoenfeldt worked in an administrator position within the group responsible for overseeing Mediacom’s retail phone service, but he quickly moved into to a supervisory role. Recently, he was promoted to Manager of Financial Operations. In his new position, Eric is undertaking a critical and active role in identifying operational improvements and cost reduction solutions.
“The knowledge I gained while participating in the Mediacom internship program really helped me transition from life as a student to a career in the business world,” said Schoenfeldt in a statement. “It was a tremendous experience, and it truly helped provide a foundation for my professional growth and success here at Mediacom.”
Members of the 2013 Mediacom intern class are pictured with Mediacom’s Chairman and CEO, Rocco Commisso, in front of the company’s new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters at Mediacom Park in Blooming Grove.
Bottom Row, starting from the left (Name, Hometown, College):
Bridget Walsh, Campbell Hall, NY, Lafayette College
Patrick Rolla, Warwick, NY, SUNY Cortland
Ruben Martino, Warwick, NY, Binghamton University
Evan Froehlich, Monroe, NY, Rutgers University
Manvinder Singh, Poughkeepsie, NY, Marist College
Jeremy Vazquez, Goshen, NY, Mercy College
Stephanie Ortiz, Blooming Grove, NY, SUNY Albany
Rocco Commisso, Chairman and CEO of Mediacom