My name is Christopher Jones, and I am a junior economics major here at Morehouse College. This past summer of 2014 I had the privilege of interning with the Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center. I was placed with V-Tech Solutions, a small, veteran owned, information technology firm located in Silver Spring, MD for ten weeks.
V-Tech's core customers are in the federal government, which made me a perfect fit for the company. Previous internship positions at the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Smithsonian Institution Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs familiarized me with the federal government procurement processes, and the challenges small businesses face when competing for these contracts. These experiences allowed me to immediately add value to V-Tech's corporate team. I was responsible for two projects. The first was developing an in depth documentation of the company's past performance in order to submit stronger proposals for government contracts. The second was initiating a marketing refresh of the company's online presence in order to raise brand awareness, generate business leads, and strengthen current customer relationships. These two tasks were high on the CEO's list of priorities.
I am thankful for this internship, as it was beneficial to myself, Morehouse College and V-Tech Solutions. As an aspiring entrepreneur I had the opportunity to get heads on experience in the day-to-day operations of managing a small business. As I prepare for interviews with top ranking management-consulting firms during the academic year, I am sure they will be impressed with the quality of my internship experience.
If you have interest in any aspect of business I highly recommend that you seek out opportunities with the Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center.