Katie Smith, a Management major and Human Resource Management minor from Decatur, was named the Alabama Intern Student of the Year by the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE). She was awarded the state-wide title at the AACE Annual Conference held in Gadsden, Alabama July 26 – 28, 2016. The award presentation was applauded by attendees from 24 universities and colleges and 11 employers.
Earlier in July, Smith was recognized as the Athens State Intern Student of the Year at a ceremony on Redstone Arsenal with her employer U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). Smith was offered an internship in June 2015 with SMDC where she currently works as an Administrative Support Assistant.
“We are very proud of Katie,” stated Saralyn Mitchell, Athens State University’s Director of Career Development. “She represents the qualities of a good student and employee by demonstrating a positive work ethic, a dedication to quality, and she consistently sets the right example for future interns to follow. The quality of candidates at both the university and State level for this award was high and through excellent performance and dedication Katie was singled out in both arenas.”
AACE is an organization for career development professionals and employers. Membership in this organization provides networking opportunities to benefit the State’s university students, their future employees, as well as providing professional development. The organization provides a resource for industry and education to partner to promote a competent and productive workforce.