Student Information

Student Name

Michelle Rios




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Progressive Promotions

Mentor(s):Pam Abramowitz, Noreen Schmitt

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Located in Englewood, NJ, since 1987, the Progressive Promotions agency has helped over 500 companies fundamentally build brands and achieve sales with various promotional products. These products have provided strong and significant results. Not only has it acquired a positive impact, but it has even been listed as one of Crain’s Top 25 Woman-Owned Companies for being an excellent certified-women owned business. As graduate of the glorious Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Specialty Advertising Association of New York, CEO, Julie Levi, is devoted to the success of entrepreneurs. Progressive Promotions has an optimum team, dedicated to provide essential products and give a great reputation to the company.

Summary of Internship

As a senior in High School, I was given the opportunity to intern at Progressive Promotions. From doing tedious work at the beginning, such as inventory, to real work at the end such as calling vendors, I was able to experience the business world. I created spreadsheets, helped pack products to be shipped, created proposals and with the help of one my mentors, Noreen Schmitt, I even had the chance to step out of my comfort zone and make phone calls to other companies for their assistance. Although I have a lot more to learn, through the cooperation of my mentors and the internship itself, I can say I am more knowledgeable than I ever was about the business world.

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