BURLINGTON, M.A. June 18, 2018 – Focus Technology is eager to announce the arrival of Christopher Barret and Alexandria Clark as the company’s summer interns. Chris, a junior studying finance at UMass Amherst, will be interning with the finance department at Focus. As a finance intern, Chris will be assisting in integrating financial reporting tools to unify the continued analysis across all three of the divisions at Focus. Chris has found Focus as the perfect fit to expand upon his education, and he was eager to comment on the opportunity:
I like to think there is only so much you can pick through textbooks and class lectures. So, this summer, most importantly, I’m hoping to gain some real-world experience working on the financial side of a successful organization. To be more specific, I would like to see how companies develop and utilize financial projections to forecast future business decisions that they may decide to make or avoid.
Alexandria, a senior studying English and Business Administration at The College Of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, will be interning with the marketing department. As a marketing intern, Alexandria will be tackling subjects from cybersecurity to alerting followers on technological trends and events that consumers should be paying attention to through the Focus blog, which can be found on the company’s website. In addition to blogging, Alexandria will assist in developing upcoming campaigns, generating content for digital marketing purposes, and creating a search engine optimization plan. Alexandria was also excited to comment on her upcoming experience with Focus:
I’m looking forward to the learning experience. I know it will be challenging and I find that very exciting. This summer I’m hoping I can apply the knowledge I’ve cultivated from school in a way that is useful for the company. I believe working at Focus will provide me with the opportunity to expand upon my skills and I’m eager to learn from the knowledgeable staff members at Focus.
Chris and Alexandria will be interning out of Focus Technology’s headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts. There, Chris will be working alongside Chris Caprio, the CFO of Focus. Sara Lehmer, the Director of Marketing and Partner Relations, will be overseeing Alexandria.
The leading management team at Focus is looking forward to working with Chris and Alexandria this summer, as the team is hoping the internship will provide a valuable and educational experience for their new interns. Chris expressed that he is “eager to learn about what a job in finance entails and what sort of work successful finance employees do on a day to day basis.”
Accordingly, Alexandria confirmed that the staff at Focus are driven to provide a valuable experience for the interns, as she stated “the environment at Focus is friendly, warm, and everyone has been eager to provide help when the moment calls for it. It’s clear that the organization values working as a cohesive unit, as a team, and it reflects in the company’s incredible success.”
Focus Technology Solutions has been named Boston Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work. The award honors top-scoring organizations where voices are heard, cultures are thriving, and employees are engaged.