MUDEC Internship Profile: Meet Julie Eagle

This article is part of a series of interviews with MUDEC students who interned abroad in Spring 2020. Although COVID-19 cut short their study abroad experience, some internships were completed online.

MUDEC junior Julie Eagle majors in Marketing. Eagle was born in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Tell us a little bit about your internship in Luxembourg: where you interned, the location of your internship, what you did when you were there. Did your internship change in any way when you returned to the United States?

I interned at MANZOKU Japanese Soul Food located in Howald, which was only a short train ride from the Château. I worked within the office of their production facility along with their small rescue dog named Melo. I was the Digital Marketing Intern, so I was able to monitor their social media and provide insights into possible ad campaigns. I also assisted the owners in their new product assembly as well as the marketing that goes into new product placement. Since returning to the United States, I am able to continue my internship remotely, but I do miss looking under my desk to see Melo’s sweet underbite smile staring directly at me.

Why did you want to intern with this company?

I wanted to intern with this company because I saw the possible experiences I could obtain from working directly with the owners of a small business. The owners of MANZOKU were incredibly kind and understanding people, and I’m not just saying that because of the free noodles. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and the food industry.

Why did you want to intern while abroad?

I wanted to intern while abroad to gain some working experience unlike anything else. While in Luxembourg, I learned about Japanese culture from British business owners as an American intern. I truly gained a global perspective from this opportunity.

Why did you choose to study abroad with MUDEC, and what were you looking forward to when you returned to the U.S.?

I chose to study abroad with MUDEC because I knew it would be a semester unlike anything I’ve had before. This was truly an unforgettable semester due to the friends I made and the places I was able to visit, but I wish I was still in rainy Luxembourg with another month to spare for random travels. Now that I am back in the U.S., I am looking forward to the end of quarantine and the opportunity to visit my friends and family.

What is a fun fact that most people don't know about you?

I slept on newspapers in a parking garage in a random city in France because we didn’t know there was a layover on our bus to Paris. Thanks, Flixbus.

Read more about MANZOKU in this recent post from the MUDEC LinkedIn page.