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ASU senior Kirsten Thomas (contributed).​​

ASU Student Interns at Fortune-500 Tech Software Giant 

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU 

A senior marketing major at the University's Percy J. Vaughn Jr. College of Business Administration just finished a summer internship at Cisco, a worldwide leader in tech software at the company’s headquarters in San Jose, Calif. 

"Working at Cisco opened my eyes by learning how it connects the unconnected in business," explained Kristen Thomas, a native of Oconee, Ga., whose internship at the Fortune 500 company was recently completed. 

She explained that her career path upon graduation from Alabama State University is working in the same industry as Cisco. 

"To win this amazing opportunity to work at and be exposed to the corporate philosophy at Cisco's headquarters in San Jose was incredible," Thomas said. "It is one of the world's premier 'business-to-business' companies and as part of my internship, I collaborated by working on organic social media marketing through Twitter, so as to create new solutions for the company to increase its marketing reach." 


"I would not have had this opportunity had I not had the help of the faculty in ASU's College of Business Administration who prepared me with the knowledge taught to me in my coursework and who also aided me with reaching out to Cisco and helping push me to my limits to make it happen," Thomas exclaimed. "In the future, I would enjoy starting my marketing career in the security industries and would feel fortunate to be on the staff at Cisco." 

"I also need to thank the most amazing manager an intern might have - Cisco's Abi Bristow - who took me under her wing and put me in the best position to be successful in all I did at Cisco's headquarters, which is an exciting place to work." 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.