Sydney Standen, Communication Studies

Internship: Business Management Intern, Drybar Cleveland

“This internship has opened doors for me to possible career paths that I had never thought of like managing a business or possibly owning one someday!”

Communication skills are relevant in every area of a business. Sydney Standen has learned that and more during her summer 2021 internship with the salon Drybar Cleveland. Classes like Organizational Communication and Information Fluency in the Workplace have helped Sydney train new hires, work on social media, manage inventory, sit in on management calls and more as a business management intern for the salon.

“This internship has opened doors for me to possible career paths that I had never thought of like managing a business or possibly owning one someday!” she says. “It also has me pondering the thought of maybe working at a public relations firm, since I help out with Drybar Cleveland's social media, or in human resources at a company.”

Overall, she’s enjoyed learning the ins and outs of running a business, rather than just looking at it from the outside. “There are many different matters that go on that make sure the shop runs efficiently and is in good standing with its clients. I also enjoy seeing things from the corporate side and seeing what ways corporate communicates with Drybar Cleveland.”