Decatur Seniors Chosen For Unique Business Internship

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BERLIN — Stephen Decatur High School seniors Tyler Kalista and Kaitlyn Nibblett will be the first students to participate in a new internship opportunity with Delaware Business Systems (DBS), located in Bishopville.

A business that supports the hospitality industry, DBS has many clients in Ocean City as well as in Delaware beach communities.

The students were selected to participate in the internship through an application and interview process. Chad Hastings, DBS branch manager of the Bishopville office, and Jason Blusk, director of business development from the New Castle, Del. office, conducted the interviews.

“Our commitment to each student’s internship success is our priority,” said Blusk. “A strong pipeline of talented students who meet the requirement of being DBS interns is our goal. Each of them will be placed in various positions in our company and will work directly with our Bishopville branch manager. Our vision is to have students talk about their experiences with their teachers and peers and ultimately accept positions at DBS or other Worcester County businesses.”

DBS is responsible for representing hospitality point-of-sale network systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. DBS provides sales and support of various point-of-sale software technologies, computer networking design and architecture, credit card processing, training, security camera systems and a complete onsite support needs. The students will be learning all aspects of the company’s operations.

DBS has a partnership with William Penn High School in Wilmington, Del. to provide internships for their students. According to Blusk, the partnership has been so successful that they wanted to extend internship opportunities to Worcester County as well.

“Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to learn not only about local companies and careers, but to also learn about the skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace,” said Diane Stulz, Coordinator of Instruction for Worcester County Public Schools and liaison for student internship placements.

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