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Summer internship in Turkey? Check that for Abigail Howard.

I am a Junior majoring in International Business and Event Management. This summer, I was a Corporate Communications Intern at Doğan Burda Dergi in Istanbul, Turkey for 2 months. DB is a media and publishing company part of Doğan Holding, which is one of the largest corporations in Turkey operating in several industries including energy, media, tourism, and insurance, among others.

 abigailhowardMy internship was a great opportunity to learn about business in a different part of the world. I am fluent in Turkish, but I learned a lot of new vocabulary from being an intern and working in Turkey. As a result of the political and social altercations that went on this summer mainly in Istanbul, unfortunately all of the planned events got cancelled so there were definitely some lulls in the workload. However, I did help research and prepare several PowerPoint presentations, translate newsletters into English, and help implement new social media usage in the department.

I really enjoyed my time in Turkey and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to have an internship abroad. I got to see how business is done in a different part of the world and definitely solidified my Turkish! I know this experience will definitely help me with my studies when I return to GWSB!

-Abigail

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