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Krannert Summer Intern Ashley

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MSHRM Student

Talent Planning & Performance Management Intern

The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA

This summer I am responsible for composing “Leading Conversations” articles focused on Performance Management and career discussions that are distributed to the leaders in the organization. Also, I am designing and leading Mid-Year Performance Management Training Sessions for the organization. Additionally, I am analyzing raw data to develop insights and differentiating factors on talent to utilize in talent succession. Lastly, my fellow HR interns and I are working on a capstone project entitled, “Future of Work at Hershey.”

How did you best prepared for your internship experience?

I prepared for my internship experience by speaking with and receiving guidance from second-year MBAs who were members of Krannert Graduate Society of Black Managers and Society for Human Resources Management.  They shared with me what they wish they would have known before their internships, as well as the “Do’s” and “Don’ts.”

Ashley with Hershey BarWhat do you enjoy the most in your internship? 

I enjoy learning about how HR in the organization functions and seeing how it is going to evolve in the near future. Also, it is so awesome to see how I can use what I have learned in class and relate it to what is actually going on in the organization.

What has been the most challenging part of your internship?

The absolute most challenging part of my internship is trying not to eat the candy! It is so hard for me to stay away from it when it’s everywhere.

How did you find your internship?

My internship is a result of career searching and interviewing at the National Black MBA Conference that was held in Houston, Texas.

What has surprised you the least about your internship experience?

I am least surprised about how giving the employees are and how much pride they take in contributing to society. It definitely shows that the legacy and values that Milton created the company on are still salient.