Media and Communication Studies

All Majors & Minors

Christopher A. Santoro

Class Year

2015

Majors

Media & Communication Studies

Minor

Film Studies

Internship Location

LiquidHub

Overview

LiquidHub is a digital integrator that partners with businesses to improve customer engagement and drive growth. With operations in North America, Asia, and Europe, we empower the leading global healthcare and financial services companies through technology innovation. Our customer successes are the result of a culture rooted in thought leadership and delivery excellence. 

At LiquidHub it was my job to create a workable solution to a unique business problem. The problem was the difficulty of onboarding new employees at a rapidly growing company. The solution was to create an online platform to streamline the process and provide a dedicated server and support structure for the process. The process was meant to make new hires feel welcome and want to expand their careers with LiquidHub as well as understand our company’s goals and mission.

Skills Utilized

I utilized my skills in various adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Edge Animate to create logos, edit photos, create animations and then transfer them to the web. I also utilized knowledge of HTML 5 and CSS 3 to create the user interface and provide users with a personal and unique experience. I also used my Digital Video skills to create company videos that would translate and demonstrate the mission statement to employees better than words.

Who I Met that Made a Difference

 Senior Associates of the company who introduced me and my team to new ways to looking at our problem as well as the correct way and procedure to address our issue.

Future Implications

They have kept me through the winter with the intent of placing me somewhere in the company after I graduate.

The Coolest Part of the Experience

Being put to work. I wasn’t completing menial tasks, but was actually assigned to a problem that the company wanted to fix immediately. I worked in a team and was able to function somewhat independently and learn how a workplace such as this functions on a day to day basis.

Advice

Take risks. Take a step in a direction you never have and you may end up where you were supposed to be all along