HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 – Will Chambers, a rising senior at High Point University and native of Charlotte, N.C., is working as a human resources intern at Jacobsen, one of the leading manufacturers of turf maintenance machines.
In his internship Chambers works on projects that help push the company forward, including researching and recommending talent branding ideas, developing a soft skills training curriculum, coordinating meetings and events for interns, and improving processes and systems that affect the entire company.
“Anybody can see the success of the company from the outside,” says Chambers. “But I’ve gotten to see the success of the company internally – especially in HR, where all the pieces come together.”
Jacobsen’s clients include golf courses like Augusta and Pebble Beach, and the company’s machines have been used at the previous three World Cups. As a business administration major, Chambers says his time at HPU has readied him for being tasked with meaningful responsibilities at such a prominent company.
“From the school’s excellent environment, to Eric Melniczek and the Career & Internship Services staff, and the classrooms where professors like Dr. Tjai Nielsen teach you valuable skills and tie them to the real world, HPU prepared me well for this internship.”
Chambers says that working at Jacobsen gives him valuable exposure to the corporate world, enabling him to create a professional network and develop skills in critical thinking and time management.
“This internship has also shown me how the components of a business fit together, and the importance of building relationships in the workplace,” Chambers says. “I’ve met so many great people here, like my supervisor Crystal Mathews and Vice President Nina Stasinopoulos, who have inspired me by their passion for their work.”
Chambers seeks to pursue a career in business when he graduates in May.