On May 16, 2019, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Hatboro-Horsham High School senior, Marcus Donaldson, completed his internship for Pennsylvania State Representative Thomas Murt. Donaldson was selected by Erin Derby, EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional Instructor, to provide administrative support to Representative Murt’s office once a week from October through May.
Representative Murt has been a longtime supporter of career and technical education and served for many years as a School Director and Township Commissioner prior to being elected to the House in 2006. This experience provided Marcus with the opportunity to refine his administrative skills, communication skills, professionalism, and office technology skills.
“Marcus has enjoyed his time working at Representative Murt’s office, and we feel as though he was a good fit,” said Joe Greb, EASTERN’s Assistant Director. “Marcus is personable and has a strong work ethic that will serve him well in college. He did an excellent job as an intern this year, and I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in the future.”
The Business and Technology Professional program will prepare students for a career in a professional business environment. In this two-year half-day program, students study the current Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other communications technologies. Students will leave the program well-versed on creating spreadsheets, composing correspondence, managing databases, creating presentations, document management and on the use of office machines. Students will enhance their communication, independent thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, and soft skills. To learn more about EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program, please visit www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/bus/.
After Marcus graduates from Hatboro-Horsham High School and EASTERN, he will continue his postsecondary education at Montgomery County Community College in their Business Administration program, and matriculate to Temple University for his bachelor’s degree in Business. Ultimately, Marcus would like to work in the high-end automobile sales industry.