Summer Internship Spotlight: Sydney H.

Summer Internship ProgramSummer Internship Program

InMotion Hosting is very lucky to have welcomed a new intern through our Summer College Internship Program! The internships are designed to help students gain exposure, experience and learn about skills that they will need to succeed in their career field. Our Personal Finance Internship gives the opportunity to gain real experience in accounting methods and project management related to financial well-being. Keep reading to see more about her experience with the team so far!

 

What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

I work with Todd B. as an intern in the finance department! I love getting to work on subject matters that pertain to exactly what I want to do in life, financial advising!

How have you enjoyed working at InMotion Hosting since starting your internship?

Since the start of the internship, everyone has been so kind and welcoming. I’ve also enjoyed having the freedom to create great content to share and receiving all the great advice I do from my supervisor!

Where do you go to school? What are you currently studying?

I proudly attend THE Ohio State University and major in Consumer and Family Financial Services and minor in Insurance!

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently I am spending my time working on a financial literacy presentation that I am so excited to share with IMH employees soon!

What are your career goals?

I plan to work for an advising firm and obtain my CFP soon. I also want to create some sort of organization that helps fund different causes that I support!

What would you like to tell us about yourself? 

I love to sing, be active in different organizations on campus and explore new places with my friends.

Partnership Spotlight: TCC

Tidewater Community College

InMotion Hosting is lucky to be able to partner with some great organizations in the community. Our Partnership Spotlight series will serve to highlight these organizations and give them credit for all they do. In our second installment we are highlighting our relationship with the largest provider of higher education in Hampton Roads, TCC! 

 

TCC has been serving the Hampton Roads community for 50 years, helping students achieve their individual goals. They offer various Computer Science and IT programs such as Computer Science, Cyber Security, Database Specialist, and more to choose from!


Below is a statement from our partner regarding the relationship we’ve built over the years.

“The partnership between Tidewater Community College and InMotion Hosting has been valuable to our students and alumni. TCC’s Career Services department and the InMotion recruiting team have collaborated for more than 10 years. Thanks to InMotion Hosting, many TCC students and graduates have been able to earn employment in areas that include Hospitality, Technical Support and Customer Service. InMotion Hosting regularly recruits from our career fairs and hiring events and provides excellent feedback to us about the applicants they’ve received. To learn more about TCC, please visit https://www.tcc.edu”


 

Over the years, we’ve had many students and alumni from TCC join our team in a variety of different roles and functions. Here is what some of our current team members had to say about how TCC had prepared them for their career.

 

Aaron DeMille

How has your experience at InMotion Hosting been since you have joined the team?

Excellent. 

What degree/program have you pursued through TCC?

I’ve not pursued a degree or certificate, but I followed the Computer Science track at TCC to learn programming.

What resources does TCC offer to help in your career progression?

Programming skills

What is your current position with the company? If you have moved to a different role since starting, what role did you start with in IMH?

Operations Support Specialist. I started out in Customer Service, and moved to Customer Loyalty in January 2019, then to Ops.

Coming from TCC, what do you think was the best thing you have learned from TCC that you applied to your position at InMotion Hosting?

Programming best practices and critical thinking skills.

What are your long-term career goals and what path would you like to grow in with the company?

I would like to work in Development and otherwise be a Developer.

 

Francesca Carey

How has your experience at InMotion Hosting been since you have joined the team?

I have a great time working here at InMotion Hosting. The people I work with are wonderful.

What degree/program have you pursued through TCC?

I’m still one Chemistry course away from getting my Associates in Computer Science.

What resources does TCC offer to help in your career progression?

Obviously my computer classes have helped me learn how to learn technical subject matter.

What is your current position with the company? If you have moved to a different role since starting, what role did you start with in IMH?

I am currently Customer Service Representative.

Coming from TCC, what do you think was the best thing you have learned from TCC that you applied to your position at InMotion Hosting?

Keep on top of your game. There’s a lot to learn in the computer industry and it is always evolving

What are your long-term career goals and what path would you like to grow in with the company?

If they will continue to keep me around, I think I will stay at InMotion Hosting for the long haul. I would like to, at some point, work in Systems.

Summer Internship Spotlight: Alyssa P.

IMH Summer Internship 2020

InMotion Hosting is very lucky to have welcomed a new intern through our Summer College Internship Program! The internships are designed to help students gain exposure, experience and learn about skills that they will need to succeed in their career field; our Public Relations Internship gives the opportunity to gain real experience in company branding and communications. Alyssa started with us when her classes ended in May and will be working with the team this summer. Keep reading to see more about her experience with the team so far!

IMH Summer Internship 2020

IMH Summer Internship 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

I am the PR Intern. I love how accessible the HR team has been in helping me along with multiple projects. They have really dedicated a lot of time to making sure I get the most out of this summer. I love how I’ve been able to take charge on my assignments while feeling supported whenever I need direction.

How have you enjoyed working at InMotion Hosting since starting your internship?

I have really loved it! Everyone has been so helpful in helping me adjust to working from home. I’ve gotten to meet a good amount of team members thus far and I’m hoping to develop more relationships throughout my time here.

Where do you go to school? What are you currently studying?

I’m going into my fourth year at the University of Virginia. I am majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. 

What projects are you currently working on?

I am currently working on creating an Employee Value Proposition that encompasses what team members feel they get in return for working at IMH. I am also working on a Community Outreach Project where IMH plans to build partnerships with business owners in our community and a Grow With Us Campaign in an attempt to internally and externally brand the various training programs that IMH offers.

What are your career goals?

I plan to obtain my degree from UVA in the next year. My goal is to put my years of education to good use at a company that gives me the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. I have always been interested in marketing, public relations, and strategy and I hope that the skills I’ve gained thus far will allow me to build a solid career relating to those fields.

What would you like to tell us about yourself? 

I’ve been on teams my whole life. I tried just about every sport growing up and settled on volleyball around age 9 and continued playing club volleyball into my college years. Although I don’t play anymore, I’ve gotten to stay in touch with my love for sports and I now work with UVA Athletics and Video Services doing various technical operations for sports games. I am also a waitress at a local restaurant called Trinity Irish Pub in Charlottesville. (Go Hoos!)

Partnership Spotlight: ECPI University

InMotion Hosting is lucky to be able to partner with some great organizations in the community. Our Partnership Spotlight series will serve to highlight these organizations and give them credit for all they do. In our first installment we are highlighting our relationship with a leading career university in the Hampton Roads area, ECPI University! 

ECPI has been in the Hampton Roads area since 1966, helping individuals build specific skills that will help them exceed in their career. Many students that join our team from ECPI study Cloud Computing, Cyber security, Software Development, Web Design and Development, Business and IT Management and much more. 


 

Below is a statement from our partner regarding the relationship we’ve built over the years. 

 

“The partnership between ECPI University and InMotion Hosting has been valuable to our students and graduates. Career Services has worked closely with the InMotion Hosting recruiting team for over ten years. In-demand careers at InMotion offer a great fit for anyone studying or graduating from our Computer Information Science programs.  For example, the Technical Support role allows students/ graduates to apply what they have learned at ECPI in a position that closely relates to their education. InMotion recruits regularly from the University and provides constructive feedback to all ECPI applicants.

InMotion Hosting also participates in ECPI University’s Enterprise Partnership Program, which allows InMotion employees to get enhanced tuition assistance at ECPI.  What’s more, in the age of social distancing, the University is currently offering a remote synchronous delivery model. Students are experiencing the structure of a classroom with the added convenience of remote delivery. To learn more about ECPI University please visit: https://www.ecpi.edu/ “


 

Over the years, we’ve had many students and alumni from ECPI join our team in a variety of different roles and functions. Here is what some of our current team members had to say about how ECPI had prepared them for their career. 

 

Cody E. 

What degree have you pursued through ECPI?

I have achieved a Bachelor’s degree in their Cyber Security program. This degree program teaches the fundamentals of configuring and securing enterprise-grade networks to industry standards.

What resources does ECPI offer to help in your career progression?

Alumni of ECPI have access to almost all resources the college has to offer. This includes a career services advisor who helps with interviews, resumes, etc; I have access to heavily discounted certifications such as Comptia and Cisco certifications; I also have access to all the resources the library has to offer on campus.

 

Nick C.

What resources does ECPI offer to help in your career progression?

The obvious answer is career services. They help nail down job leads and prepare your resume. However the hidden gems are the clubs and faculty. The clubs give you a way to network and learn from your peers while having fun. Some of the faculty are active in the industry, working as software developers for The City of Virginia Beach, or as Ethical Hacker/Security consultants. If you work hard, do well, and you’re not just in it for the fancy sheet of paper, you can find career progression and opportunities almost anywhere you look.

 What do you think is the best thing you have learned from ECPI that you applied to your position(s) at InMotion Hosting?

The most critical skill I learned from ECPI was definitely how to use Linux. Being able to confidently navigate the servers isn’t just important, it’s necessary. Combine that with the ability to write some simple bash scripts, you’re golden. If I’m being honest, working here and going to school at ECPI has been mutually beneficial. Not only has ECPI helped at InMotion, InMotion has helped me at ECPI.

 

Elana D. 

Coming from ECPI, what do you think was the best thing you have learned from ECPI that you applied to your position at InMotion Hosting?

My bachelors degree and my experience in the IT industry has helped me excel as a T1 at InMotion Hosting. My Human Resources pursuit has allowed me to analyze InMotion Hosting’s processes and determine how to work with people to help with communication.

Tell us about the degree you have pursued through ECPI? 

My passion for people and lack of that in the workforce has inspired me to get a Degree in Human Resources. I also have a bachelor’s degree in database administration and computer programming.

 

Donald B. 

How has your experience at InMotion Hosting been since you have joined the team?

It truly has been amazing. It is a high energy workplace and workforce that cultivates success and offers fast promotions!

Tell us about the degree you have pursued through ECPI?

I achieved my bachelors degree in network security

What resources does ECPI offer to help in your career progression?

The list is too long but the top two are organizational skills and the technical foundation.