Networking his way to a full-time position
Michael Noonan learned the power of networking as a sophomore intern at the Boston Harbor Hotel, where he made valuable professional connections that led to a full-semester senior internship and eventual employment at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston.
Interning in the sales and public relations department of the Four Seasons, Noonan put classroom theory to the test and took on several challenging assignments such as overseeing a food outlet for the hotel lobby, which generated $10,000 in revenue, and collaborating with hotel executives on special projects. Noonan’s internship became the basis of his senior thesis, which focused on developing marketing strategies for the hotel to appeal to millennial clientele. As a result of his outstanding performance as an intern, Noonan received the “Outstanding Hotel Intern of the Year Award” and landed a coveted full-time position at the Four Seasons as a management trainee.