Amy Jones-Timoney

By

College: Business and Economics

Recent UK Graduate Combines Coursework and Internships to "see success."

Published: May 21, 2013

 

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 21, 2013) –  You may think of summer break as a time of relaxation and fun for college students.  More and more students, though, are using their summer "breaks" to complete internships so they can find success both inside and outside of the classroom. 

 

Recent University of Kentucky graduate Stephen Bilas spent his first summer of college as an intern at General Electric (GE) in Louisville.  The Louisville native, who double-majored in both management and finance, says the experience went hand-in-hand with what he was learning in the classroom at Gatton College of Business and Economics.

 

"It was a very good opportunity to kind of build on the skills I had been developing my freshman year, and then learn how they are applied in an actual real-world setting working with others," Bilas said. 

 

That internship led to a second stint at GE the following summer. 

 

"I was able to learn a lot about the management side and working with people," said Bilas.  "It allowed me to see the inner workings of a big corporation because GE has different divisions all over the world, not just appliances and not just consumer and industrial."

 

Bilas, who served as Student Government President during the past year, says he went head-to-head with college students from across the country during his internships.  He says his real-world experience, combined with his education at UK helped him secure a job upon graduating earlier this month. 

 

"In September I will be heading to Michigan to work for the Whirlpool Corporation in their Real Whirled Sales Leadership Program, said Bilas.  "Upon completion of the 10-week program I will work to develop sales performances in various regions throughout North America.  My internship experience throughout my career at UK in addition to my education in the classroom gave me the skills and the credibility to compete nationally for this premiere program."  

 

Watch the video above to find out why he says his experience at UK helped him perform so well in such a competitive environment. 

 

TO OBTAIN VIDEO INFORMATION:  Amy Jones, (859) 257-1754, amy.jones2@uky.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bilas_success.jpg
September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
#maxfest (Ukirklex Campus Ministry)
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Working Moms Connection
Job Club - Job Search Strategies for Fall
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
The Future of Islam
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
9/11 Vigil
UKNABJ presents: Ferguson, Missouri: A look at media, politics and black youth in the U.S.
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
Duo Damiana, Molly Barth and Dieter Hennings
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Chellgren Seminar Series: Buck Ryan
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Big Blue Commonwealth
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ryan Gardner Guest Trumpet Recital
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
The Case for Fossil Fuels-PEIK Seminar
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
College of Pharmacy Open House
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Diana Ferrus: 'Writing poetry has allowed me to live': Cultural Resistance in South Africa
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Pinterest Party
University of Kentucky Chamber Winds
Employer Showcase
Job Club - 10 Questions to Ask Prior to Starting a Business
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
BPH Open House
Documentary Film Screening - Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
¡Baila!
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Opening Night Bohemiam Festival
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Green Apple Day of Service: "Pick It Up"
Garba Night
Swing Dancing!
Sat
28
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
UK Chorale
Dirty Dancing Trip
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
Wildcat Wellness and Suicide Prevention Fair and #doubtfireface challenge
QPR-A-THON
#TrendingTopics: Immigration Reform
Apollo Duo - Flute and Percussion Guest Recital
Tue
 
 
 
 
Reset Page