Where are they now? Celebrating Past I Love Travel Interns! - Megan, Anessa, and Mark

We work hard to make sure everyone who comes into the I Love Travel Internship Program gets mentorship, learns life skills, and leaves better prepared for the workforce with greater self-confidence and knowledge of what they want to do in life. Many of our interns are students, but they all have diverse backgrounds and passions. 

Learn more about where our I Love Travel Internship Program Alumni are now, and see their advice for students about to start their own internship experience.


Past Operations Intern Megan now works at I Love Travel as an Operations Coordinator!

Past Operations Intern Megan now works at I Love Travel as an Operations Coordinator!

Meet Megan McCormick,

CURRENT JOB TITLE: OPERATIONS COORDINATOR AT S-TRIP! (AN I LOVE TRAVEL BRAND)
I LOVE TRAVEL INTERNSHIP POSITION: OPERATIONS INTERN

Megan started at I Love Travel excited to a part of the family and learn as much as possible during her internship. She aimed to learn new skills AND make lots of new friends. Since September of 2014 Megan has been a dedicated and detail-oriented part of the Operations Team, and landed a job working on our S-Trip! brand! She loves donuts, football, and is hoping to travel to Australia to hang out with Kangaroos and learn to surf.

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Q. What advice would you give someone who is just starting an internship? 

A. It can take you a while to learn some of the complicated software programs specific to your job, and that is okay! No one expects you to know how to do everything right away, that is what an internship is for – to learn!

Q. What was the stand out moment of your time at I Love Travel?

A. During March Break I was in charge of handling all of the overnights for our travellers. I had to manage hotel rooms, transportation, and food. I also had to be in constant communication with Airport Coordinators to make sure everything was running smoothy. Being able to take this project on and own it helped me stand out and these skills eventually led me to a full time position at I Love Travel.

Q. How would you describe your Internship?

A. One of the best experiences EVER! Definitely a #JobofaLifetime! I have never been a part of a company where everyone supports one another no matter what.


Learning Asana and Google Docs and doing phone interviews taught Anessa a lot about planning, setting goals, and prepping her for her own interviews!

Learning Asana and Google Docs and doing phone interviews taught Anessa a lot about planning, setting goals, and prepping her for her own interviews!

Meet Anessa Garcia,

CURRENT JOB TITLE: STUDENT AT SENECA COLLEGE / SERVER
I LOVE TRAVEL INTERNSHIP POSITION: TALENT INTERN

Anessa came into the Talent team with great energy and a getter'done attitude. She assisted the Talent Team with staffing, calling, interviews, creating epic trips, and she even got to staff some trips herself! On her days off you'll find Anessa hiking, playing soccer, out on the the patio or watching horror movies with a glass of wine. Her personal philosophy: Try and make every interaction you have with co-workers, staff, or ANYONE a positive experience. : )

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Q. What was the #1 thing you learned during your Internship at I Love Travel?

A. Funnily enough the use of Google Docs/Drive has helped a lot with projects that I have done in school, and Asana helped me learn how to plan for goals (and succeed!). Conducting phone interviews gave me insight into understanding how to conduct myself as the interviewee.

Q. What are your plans for the future once you're done school?

A. After school I'm planning on starting my own business as a Freelance Paralegal or maybe heading to Law School in September!

Q. What would you tell someone starting an internship at I Love Travel?

A. This will be an extremely rewarding experience with amazing people! I miss everyone at the office and hopefully our paths will collide again soon!


Mark improved his organizational and logistical skills as an Operations Intern

Mark improved his organizational and logistical skills as an Operations Intern

Meet Mark De Luca,

CURRENT JOB TITLE: NEWSROOM INTERN AT 680NEWS / NEWS BROADCASTER AT 96.9FM RADIO HUMBER (HUMBER COLLEGE)
I LOVE TRAVEL INTERNSHIP POSITION: OPERATIONS (TRAVEL & TICKETING) INTERN

Mark is a passionate traveler (and soccer lover) who joined our Operations Department excited to learn the ways of a travel company and share travel stories. He spends his downtime working out, and watching sports, and planning a vacation to Munich with his friends.

Q. What would you tell someone starting an internship at I Love Travel?

A. Go into your internship knowing that a lot of your work will be done independently. Don't expect people to provide you with work, always be willing to take on new initiatives and never be nervous of asking questions. I always asked questions (maybe more then needed) but never be embarrassed by that! Questions are good, always ask questions.

Q. What have you been up to since you're internship?

A. Since finishing the (Postgraduate) Radio Program at Humber College 5 months ago, I've been working in the radio industry in Toronto. Before that I was Volunteering on behalf of MP John Carmichael, Federal Conservative candidate for Don Valley West, and was given the opportunity to make a difference in the community while gaining valuable political experience. I'm hoping to become a Broadcaster / Reporter so if you need voiceover work or work on a media telecommunications project make sure to give me a shout!

Q. What is one of the most valuable things you can learn in an internship?

A. This may sound a bit cliche but you would be amazed how many people finish their University/College program not knowing how to use basic computer programs. We live in a very technological world and my time at I Love Travel helped bring my organization and logistical skills to the next level. I used to be deterred by Excel, not anymore!


If you're interested in working with us or joining our Internship Program check out the I Love Travel Job Board for current opportunities.

Published by Amy Killoran, Creative Manager at I Love Travel.