My name is Tyler Karner and I am currently an Operations Intern at RR Donnelley in Appleton, WI. RR Donnelley is a massive company employing over 60,000 people world-wide. The site I work at is a distribution and fulfillment center for multiple book publishers.
How did I get the internship?
I worked for RR Donnelley when I was in high school, as summer help, so I recognized their name on a list of companies attending the spring 2012 Career Fair at UWO. I introduced myself to the human resource representative and gave her my résumé. She informed me that RR Donnelley would have an internship opening in June 2012, so I kept in contact by e-mailing and checking the company website. Finally, I saw the opening for an Operations Intern and applied on-line and also sent an e-mail to the contact from the Career Fair. I had an over the phone interview followed by an in person panel style interview a week later. After a few days, I heard back with good news and I was offered the position.
My role as an Operations Intern:
One of my roles at the company is helping with daily operation reports which we use Microsoft Excel frequently. I have opportunities with project management on many time sensitive projects and have learned valuable communication skills. An operations internship at RR Donnelley is unique because the intern gets to experience every aspect of the business, which means interns often get to help and work supervisors and coordinators on the front line.