My Student Success Internship Experience, by Julian @ Montclair State University

Hello my name is Julian, and I have been a Student Success Marketing Intern for Chartwells at Montclair State University for the past two years and what a journey it has been! My experience interning with Chartwells has taught me so many important professional skills as well as life skills throughout my time with the company. I will forever be grateful for the amount of amazing people I have met here and the lessons they have taught me.

I started off working with the company going into my junior year and had no real direction in terms of my career. Our Marketing Manager, Lindsey, was my first real mentor and she has helped me grow and develop my professional skills over the past two years. It is safe to say that I would not be where I am right now if it wasn’t for her guidance and mentorship.

Throughout my time here I have been assigned many different projects and events that I was responsible for managing. It is difficult to choose which one was my favorite but some of the projects that I feel are the most memorable include The Guest Satisfaction Survey, Be A Star and the various graphic design projects I have been assigned.

The Guest Satisfaction Survey table taught me the importance of market research and the positive impact it can have if the information is properly applied. This project taught me how to communicate with consumers in a professional manner and also taught me the importance of time management. Be A Star was another project I began managing my senior year and it has taught me to always be aware of deadlines and also gave me the experience of managing a corporate responsibility.

Lastly, the many graphic design projects I was given has developed my graphic design skills exponentially since I started with the company two years ago. I barely knew how to use Photoshop when I first started and now I know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. These three projects have taught me so many skills and I am proud to say that I was able to stay on top of them.

I was offered an opportunity to work over the summer after graduating and assist with the marketing responsibilities while our Marketing Manager was out for maternity leave. I would love to work for Chartwells after the summer ends, whether it be at a new account or at Montclair. I truly value what the company stands for and hope to further develop my career within Compass. I aspire to one day become the Marketing Manager of a large account within Chartwells!

Some advice from me to any new Student Success Interns is to never stop asking questions and to never stop wanting to learn more. Go above and beyond what is asked of you, you never know who will notice. Whether it be your RDM, Client, or Director of Operations, they will notice the effort you put in and that can go a long way. Good luck to all of you!

#teamwork

#teamwork

STOP-FOOD-WASTE-DAY, by Jon, Student Success @ Purchase College

Stop Food Waste Day was not only a great success, but also an important first step in understanding food waste and communicating on campus. My goal for the event was to have the message behind Stop Food Waste Day resonate with at least one student and that hope was soon exceeded. By talking to students throughout the day I found that the Purchase Community supports a sustainable way to deal with food waste. This was a big part for me
because an event and idea like this can’t get traction without the public's support.


The day started out well. My boss, Jesuina, and myself set up the station in Purchase Dining Hall, also known as D-Hall. We put out the buttons and stickers we had, set up the bins with
garbage bags and posted signage telling people to throw their food waste in the bins.

At 9:30am the doors opened for Breakfast and students started to slowly but surely file into D-Hall. Students asked about the event and took part in removing their waste into the bins to be weighed. As the day went on and we collected more waste, people started to ask what this was all about. I talked to them about how we were trying to raise awareness for conscious consumption of food on campus and hopefully move Purchase in a sustainable direction. This resonated with people and one or two even asked why Purchase didn’t already compost all their food waste or have composting be more accessible on campus. This led to conversations about The Rocket and how much compost it can process, what more composting on campus would entail and how another big part of this is that only taking what you can eat decreases the amount of waste produced.


In all we didn’t waste as much food as I initially thought. Over the course of Breakfast and Lunch we wasted about 40 lb. of food. We were lucky in the sense that we saw a decrease in food waste for that day but are also aware that that was only one day of a whole school year.

The day ended with bringing all waste we had collected to the Rocket to be process by Michael,  Purchase College's Compost Master. This was an important first step towards a more sustainable Purchase. Being a conscious consumer of food can be achieved and become the norm on campus.

In my vision, I see a Purchase community with compost bins scattered around campus, in Residential Halls, in apartments and in all the Food Courts on campus. My vision for a more sustainable Purchase requires hard work and a community taking part, but is none the less attainable.

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to our Student Success BLOG!! My name is Bari Marchfeld, and I am the Director of Student Success for Chartwells Higher Education. I'm pretty sure I have one of the most fun jobs on my team, since I get to work with our leadership teams, students and academic partners to ensure success for all... definitely a win-win-win!

Having a degree in education, and a past teaching fifth grade, I really enjoy taking my student engagement to the next level, which is helping them prepare for their future careers! I make sure my teams and I really understand what student need to stay on track to graduating on time, and how our organization can help them achieve their dreams while still in school through paid internships, and then after. 

Throughout the school year, I spend majority of my time out in the field at our 280+ accounts, meeting with our interns, visiting classrooms and ensuring that the Student Success program is as consistent, relevant and easy for our managers to implement. My favorite part is definitely hanging with the interns, seeing them in action and learning about all of their ideas playing out successfully in our business.

I'm looking forward to sharing all of our stories on this blog so that you can get a true feeling of the Student Success community. You will also hear from our interns, our manager and interns who have graduated and our now our leaders. If you would like to talk to me about any questions or ideas, please reach out anytime: bari.marchfeld@compass-usa.com

This was such an exciting evening! Alex (in the middle) is one of our first Student Success interns to graduate and officially get hired to join our team! Welcome to Chartwells at Southern Connecticut State University Alex!! Her Regional Marketing Director Stephanie (on the left) was there to join us as Alex received a Presidential Circle award from out CEO Lisa.

This was such an exciting evening! Alex (in the middle) is one of our first Student Success interns to graduate and officially get hired to join our team! Welcome to Chartwells at Southern Connecticut State University Alex!! Her Regional Marketing Director Stephanie (on the left) was there to join us as Alex received a Presidential Circle award from out CEO Lisa.

I am always amazed at the schedules and accomplishments of our interns! Morgan is our very talented intern at Babson College and she is just awesome. She completes multiple internships to keep her options open while going to college and being an RA. Her opportunities will definitely be endless! Good luck on your senior year!

I am always amazed at the schedules and accomplishments of our interns! Morgan is our very talented intern at Babson College and she is just awesome. She completes multiple internships to keep her options open while going to college and being an RA. Her opportunities will definitely be endless! Good luck on your senior year!

Another exciting day for me in the field! This was a great day spent at the University of Miami with our marketing intern, Megan. Megan was helping us shoot some video footage for a top secret project... learn more about it when you spot the project in another Blog post :) Megan also graduated from The University of Miami this year and was an amazing Student Success marketing intern. She has officially been hired as the new UM marketing manager!! Congratulations Megan!! 

Another exciting day for me in the field! This was a great day spent at the University of Miami with our marketing intern, Megan. Megan was helping us shoot some video footage for a top secret project... learn more about it when you spot the project in another Blog post :) Megan also graduated from The University of Miami this year and was an amazing Student Success marketing intern. She has officially been hired as the new UM marketing manager!! Congratulations Megan!! 

As the Director of Student Success, I get the opportunity to support our sales team pretty frequently. I share our Student Success mission, opportunities and stories.... as well as wear matching outfits with our CEO Lisa when we are ready to relax and show school spirit on our way home :) #wewon

As the Director of Student Success, I get the opportunity to support our sales team pretty frequently. I share our Student Success mission, opportunities and stories.... as well as wear matching outfits with our CEO Lisa when we are ready to relax and show school spirit on our way home :) #wewon

#dreamteam !!! This was that fun day at The University of Miami, and Megan and her mentor Amanda are definitely a dynamic duo. This photo calls for two congratulation shotouts: Congratulations on your promotion Amanda to the West coast Chartwells Region, and Congratulations Megan who will be taking over in Amanda's role as the Marketing Manager at the University of Miami!

#dreamteam !!! This was that fun day at The University of Miami, and Megan and her mentor Amanda are definitely a dynamic duo. This photo calls for two congratulation shotouts: Congratulations on your promotion Amanda to the West coast Chartwells Region, and Congratulations Megan who will be taking over in Amanda's role as the Marketing Manager at the University of Miami!

Another well deserved award! Jackie was our Student Success marketing intern at the University of North Florida. She is the Golf Cart Karaoke creator, and an all around amazing person. Congratulations on your new role as marketing manager at UNF and congratulations on your presidential circle award!

Another well deserved award! Jackie was our Student Success marketing intern at the University of North Florida. She is the Golf Cart Karaoke creator, and an all around amazing person. Congratulations on your new role as marketing manager at UNF and congratulations on your presidential circle award!

I absolutely love getting to visit students in their classroom. I do this frequently, but do not go with the objective of recruiting them. I share my story and usually bring some colleagues with me. I just want them to know that the Chartwells and Compass Group organization is right here on campus, and their are so many opportunities for them, from paid, relevant internships to support graduating on time... to succession planning and having a position as soon as you graduate!

I absolutely love getting to visit students in their classroom. I do this frequently, but do not go with the objective of recruiting them. I share my story and usually bring some colleagues with me. I just want them to know that the Chartwells and Compass Group organization is right here on campus, and their are so many opportunities for them, from paid, relevant internships to support graduating on time... to succession planning and having a position as soon as you graduate!

Who says you cant have fun with your kitchen equipment! A group of students and I played around with other ways to use bowls and become comfortable with your cooking equipment! #workhardplayhard

Who says you cant have fun with your kitchen equipment! A group of students and I played around with other ways to use bowls and become comfortable with your cooking equipment! #workhardplayhard

I got to experience two very important "firsts" with Makayla... her first time on an airplane as we traveled across the country to San Fran, and here is her first career fair. She and I worked closely to find her dream culinary career!

I got to experience two very important "firsts" with Makayla... her first time on an airplane as we traveled across the country to San Fran, and here is her first career fair. She and I worked closely to find her dream culinary career!

This was such a fun day! Katherine was a Facilities Management/ Construction Science student at Texas A&M who completed her internship over the summer at Florida Gulf Coast University. I got a chance to see all of the projects she was working on with her mentor Gary and their entire team. #yougogirl

This was such a fun day! Katherine was a Facilities Management/ Construction Science student at Texas A&M who completed her internship over the summer at Florida Gulf Coast University. I got a chance to see all of the projects she was working on with her mentor Gary and their entire team. #yougogirl

One of the best parts about being in the higher education world is that I still get to learn something new everyday! Here I am with a group of students at one of our partners headquarters in San Fran. We are learning about a country who needs more nutritious food sources, and are about to go play in the kitchen to test our culinary skills and create these nutritious meals.... well their culinary skills! I cheered them on and wished I had their talents. #just

One of the best parts about being in the higher education world is that I still get to learn something new everyday! Here I am with a group of students at one of our partners headquarters in San Fran. We are learning about a country who needs more nutritious food sources, and are about to go play in the kitchen to test our culinary skills and create these nutritious meals.... well their culinary skills! I cheered them on and wished I had their talents. #just

It is always a wonderful experience to work with some of our international Student Success interns. This is Shashank and his mentor Derik. Shashank was a graduate student in the Texas A&M Facilities Management program, and he completed his internship at a few schools in Minnesota. Derik and I still receive emails about how Shashank applies what he learned back in India on his job sites.

It is always a wonderful experience to work with some of our international Student Success interns. This is Shashank and his mentor Derik. Shashank was a graduate student in the Texas A&M Facilities Management program, and he completed his internship at a few schools in Minnesota. Derik and I still receive emails about how Shashank applies what he learned back in India on his job sites.

This was my first time to York College, and I was thrilled to meet this group of hospitality students with Michael, one of my colleagues. This group had so many great questions and I know there are a bunch of future Student Success interns in this group! #goodluck

This was my first time to York College, and I was thrilled to meet this group of hospitality students with Michael, one of my colleagues. This group had so many great questions and I know there are a bunch of future Student Success interns in this group! #goodluck