“To any student battling internally with the transition to a completely different environment or just fear of the overall process, I completely understand, but taking that leap of faith to better yourself as a professional truly is a great feeling and can be extremely beneficial.”
Slivka says at Milliner & Associates, he’s felt part of the team from day one.
“I was able to gain unbelievable experience with this firm,” he said. “I was a part of the team. I never once was treated like an intern, but more like a full-time employee who had been here multiple years.
“Every role I was given had an overall impact on the company -- Without my duties, others on the team could not complete theirs. Overall, Milliner & Associates gave me the chance to accomplish every single objective and goal I had set for myself. My team stressed growing as a professional, and I was even offered weekly mentoring sessions to voice my opinion, ask questions, and get constructive and positive feedback. This firm has completely turned into a family to me, and I am so grateful they gave me a chance to work for this outstanding company.”
Slivka will graduate in December 2016 with majors in business management and human resources. He says he feels because of this internship, he’s ready for the future.
“I’ve made tremendous improvements in the way I work with a team, and how I communicate with the team. I have become a better professional in so many ways, and because of this internship, I have been able to discover what HR fields I may not like and what I enjoy and what I am successful in. This internship has ultimately been one of the largest stepping stones to landing my first professional job, and I am so glad I took on the challenge and accepted this role!”