Akili Smith

  • Paid Marketing Internship
  • Bowie, MD, USA
  • Jun 14, 2020
Intern Entry Level Executive Marketing Research Retail Sales All Majors Welcomed

Personal Summary

I am a graduating senior at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD, working to earn a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. I am seeking a challenging, yet rewarding marketing career that allows me to collaborate with cross-functional teams and apply the techniques that I have learned in the classroom to develop solutions in a corporate environment.

In my first semester of college, after taking my first marketing class, I began to question why consumers exhibit specific patterns of behavior. It was at that point I realized that in order develop a successful marketing campaign that resonates with consumers, I would need to understand why people make the decisions they do.

During my time here at Bowie State, I have been able to become involved in many different areas of the student experience. I currently serve as the Student Government Association Vice-President, where I advocate for all students on Bowie State’s campus. I am also a member of the campus Honors Program student, as well as a recipient of a full academic scholarship for the four years I have attended Bowie State. I have previously served as the Bowie State Representative for the White House Initiative Competiveness Scholars Program for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Lastly, I have served as a mentor for incoming freshman students as a supplemental instructor for the Bulldog Scholars Academy.

Some of the traits that I have developed during my time at Bowie include strong communication skills, the ability to work well in group scenarios/teams, and lastly my desire to complete any task that I start to the best of my ability. In addition, I am an individual that loves to be helpful to others, learn new things, and expand my mind and potential, especially in roles of leadership.

I believe that it is important to build within your community, and as a result enjoy completing community service projects in an effort to assist the people around me. Being that I am an animal-lover, and want to ultimately work within the pet industry, I regularly volunteer at my local animal shelter to provide service to the animals that live there. In addition, I enjoy tutoring my fellow classmates in English, as well as complete tasks within my internship that can allow me to affect change within my community.

This upcoming Fall, I will be continuing my educational journey within the MBA Graduate Program at Bowie State. 

Work Experience

Maryland Technology Internship Program- Creative and Digital Services Intern
Jun 2019 - May 2020 Inncuvate LLC

Selected to participate in an internship program for Inncuvate Consulting LLC, a company dedicated to developing products and solutions to meet some of our national challenges within healthcare, transportation, energy, and government

Marketing & Communications Intern
Jan 2018 - May 2018 Bowie Business Innovation Center

Selected into Bowie BIC program, to perform an entry-level professional role supporting marketing, entrepreneurship, and business acceleration functions located at Bowie State University College of Business.  

Marketing & Communications Intern
May 2017 - Aug 2017 Toyota Financial Services

Professional internship in the Marketing & Communications departments of TFS, at HQ in Plano, TX. Tasks included project management, event planning, administration, communications management and conducted research to improve social media initiatives.


Business Administration, Marketing Concentration
Aug 2016 - May 2020 Bowie State University