By Ricky Mulvey
Ricky Mulvey is a rising junior at The Ohio State University where he is majoring in finance and minoring in Arabic. At Ohio State, Ricky is the vice president and a performer for the Buckeye Standup Comedy Club and is actively involved with his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta.
This summer I am the media intern at Simply Money, a financial advisory firm located on Kemper Road. This opportunity would not have been possible without Careers Cincinnati (a joint initiative of Cincinnati Hillel and Hillel at Miami University). Every day I help write and produce their radio show, which can be heard weekdays on 55 KRC at 6 p.m. Occasionally I have also been appearing on it as “Ricky the Intern.” Being able to get on the show is probably my favorite part of the internship—going live with a microphone and knowing that thousands of people will be listening has been a fantastic, indescribable rush.
The people I work with have been more welcoming and willing to help and include me than I hoped for. Also, I am helping create YouTube-only content for Simply Money. I don’t know any other internships where the interns not only have a say in projects, but are charged with leading some of them. But the biggest responsibility I have there is writing the outline of the radio show and presenting it to our on-air talent, Nathan Bachrach, Ed Finke, and Amy Wagner, every day.
The experience has given me a great look in the worlds of media and finance, fields I am interested in pursuing after graduation. JVS Career Services and their exceptional career consultants helped me refine my resume prior to me being offered the internship with Simply Money. Next, Ethan Litvin at Careers Cincinnati worked to not just get me the internship, but one where I fit in well. He took the time to get to know me and did not stop helping when I turned down a few offers where I knew I would not thrive.
A few days ago, my parents asked me how I liked my internship and I realized that I looked forward to going into work every day. I enjoy hearing stories from my boss, Darryl Parks, about his days leading WLW and getting financial insight from Ed and Nathan. Our Media and Promotions Coordinator, Dana Smith, has been an invaluable help for me.
This summer I was put in the right place, and it was all because of the work of Careers Cincinnati and JVS Career Services.
Do you want to learn more about the internship opportunities in Jewish Cincinnati? Visit cincyinternships.org.