Student Spotlight: Management Information Systems Student Interns Overseas in App Development
Omnifone provides licensing services to companies like Spotify and Sirius XM.
Written by Lauren Kozlovsky
Name: Jacob Fedosky
Major: Management Information Systems
Internship: Application Design and Business Development Intern, Omnifone London
How did you find out about this internship?
I found out by leveraging my network. Since I’ve been at Texas Tech, I have made a point of getting a business card from every professional that I have come in contact with. My network has grown tremendously and nearly everyone I have met has been eager to help further my career.
What was the application and interview process like?
I submitted my résumé online and interviewed via Skype.
What kind of work do you do for your employer?
I primarily work with the app-development team. Omnifone is a music subscription company, but they don’t have a customer-facing business. Instead, they provide licensing services to companies like Spotify, Rara and Sirius XM. They also provide consulting services to their customers by assisting in app-development, which is where I work.
How has Texas Tech prepared you for this opportunity?
The Rawls College of Business has prepared me in many ways. Through my coursework I have learned the necessary skills to succeed in a number of roles. In addition, I have learned to be comfortable in a variety of situations. Working in a different country, even England, is significantly different than working in the U.S., but thanks to Texas Tech, I have not felt out of place.
Fedosky’s internship has taught him how businesses operate abroad.
What have you learned from this experience?
I have learned how businesses operate abroad. It is obvious to me that the world is shrinking. Technology has made it very easy for companies to conduct business on a global level, and my internship has allowed me to see that first-hand. I communicate with individuals in the U.S., Australia and Japan on a daily basis.
How will this experience help you in your future career?
I hope to land a career in technology consulting. Consultants are often expected to work with international clients and I think my previous international experience will help my résumé stand out from the other candidates when applying for a job.
What advice would you give to other students about the internship experience?
Take advantage of it. Internships often lead to a full-time job and it’s such a relief to have a career lined up before graduation. The university offers career fairs to help students land an internship or job. Even if you aren’t in need of a job right away, go to the career fair and get to know the employers. The connections you make may help you in the future.
What do you hope to do in the future?
Next summer I have an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a technology consulting intern. If all goes well, I hope to get an offer at the end of my internship and start my career as a technology consultant.
Rawls College of Business
The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.
The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in five departments: accounting, finance, information systems and quantitative science, management and marketing.
The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.
Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.