April 15, 2015 |

Top 5 Careers:Development & People Skills


While it can sometimes be hard to think about jobs and internships on top of finals and end of the semester stress, professional opportunities should be all about pursuing your personal interests and improving your skills. This week’s Top 5 Careers are all about development across various sectors and utilizing your people skills, and with each opportunity being unique in its own right, there’s bound to be something to fit your interests. Got a passion for customer service and interior design? Try your hand as a visual merchandising, or develop your skills as a customer service representative.

Beneficial Bank:Customer Service Representative
As a Customer Service Representative, you will help fulfill the Beneficial Promise, that is all about “educating, inspiring, and motivating people to take action to do well.” Responsibilities include providing great customer service, presenting creative solutions, and thinking outside of the box. The Customer Service Representative must also be capable of supervising the office and staff in the absence of the Assistant Manager or Branch Manager.

IKEA South Philadelphia: Visual Merchandiser & Activity Coworker
If you have an eye for design and great people skills, then IKEA South Philadelphia needs you as a Store Visual Merchandiser and Activity Coworker. It will be your job to present and communicate IKEA’s product range in a way that is attractive to customers. Other tasks will include providing home furnishing solutions and using visual merchandising competence to to demonstrate the uniqueness of the IKEA product range.

United Public Safety: Marketing Intern
Break into the technology industry as a Marketing Intern for United Public Safety. The internship is a paid position that would include computer research, completion of mailings,  and general support of the sales/marketing department. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, be self-reliant, and have an inquisitive nature.

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation: Urban Development Intern
Be a part of Philly’s nonprofit and cultural scene as an Urban Development Intern for the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC). PCDC is a non-profit, grassroots organization that aims to promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential and business community, and are currently working on the development of the Eastern Tower Community Center. They are seeking summer interns to assist with real estate, planning, and zoning matters. An interest in urban development and experience with nonprofits is required.

BPSOS-Delaware Valley: Assistant Youth and Garden Coordinator
Gain nonprofit experience through this position that focuses on leadership, advocacy, and empowerment. BPSOS requires someone who can work 20 hours a week from April/May to September/October and there is the opportunity to stay on and assist with school-year programming.


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