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Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Intern Profiles

 

Business Profiles

Molly Flaig

Molly Flaig

Major: Communication
Year of Graduation: 2015
I was a Yearbook Marketing Intern at Lifetouch National School Studios.  My major responsibilities-aside from my main project-included working on a promotional showcase book for yearbook sales reps to advertise to prospective clients; judging yearbooks for a national competition; communicating with sales reps to fulfill their needs for yearbook marketing materials and preparing for the company's annual meeting.  I learned how a huge company functions-nothing is quick, and decisions have to pass through a lot of people. I learned that there isn't just one type of marketing. And I also learned a lot about myself and the type of work and projects I enjoy doing.  Read More

Communication & Arts Profiles

Tim Zhang

Tim Zhang

Majors: Art and Economics
Year of Graduation: 2016
I was a Media Production Intern at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).  My duties included media production of short films and installation and maintenance of interactive media devices for exhibitions.  I also assisted with a rebranding commercial, "Mia is Mine".  I had the chance to work on different parts of the video production process, including pre-production research, filming, recording and editing.  It was a great learning experience and my colleagues always generously provided me with guidance and advice.

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Education Profiles

Consuelo Gutierrez

Consuelo Gutierrez

Major: Communication
Year of Graduation: 2015
I was a Campus Campaign Coordinator for Teach For America.  I learned the importance of catering a message to specific audiences in order to engage them fully in the message that I am trying to communicate. I also learned the value of branding and how to maintain a specific image about something, whether it's a specific program, event, or problem that arises. As an intern you are representative of whatever organization/company that you are working for and how you handle a situation is very important to the success of your work.

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Environmental & Science Profiles

Hieu Van

Hieu Van

Major: Biochemistry
Year of Graduation: 2016
I was a Cancer Research Summer Fellow at the University of CO Cancer Center.  I think the most surprising thing that I experienced during my fellowship was the unpredictable nature of doing research. Thinking about science, we always think about something we know, something that always go as planned; but in reality, it is full of surprises, confusion, mistakes, trials, and educational guesses. Through the internship, I learned that research includes becoming comfortable with unknowns, making errors, and the fact that I may need to start a project over again. Errors and trials are part of research.
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Global Profiles

Kevin Knutson

Kevin Knutson

Major: Accounting - CPA Concentration
Year of Graduation: 2016
I found out about a global internship via email, and then I spoke to a few friends who participated in a global internship in Bosnia and Herzegovina in prior years and they told me I would be a good candidate to apply.  Interning in a foreign company was amazing on its own.  It was wonderful working in an enviorment where all the employees in the office got along, and loved everything they did at their job.   Read More

Government Profiles

Joe Harren

Joe Harren

Majors: Philosophy and Entrepreneurship
Year of Graduation: 2013
I was an intern at MidwestRubber- Asia.  Working and living in a foreign country overall was just an awesome experience. More specifically, getting business experience in another country was extraordinarily rewarding and beneficial to my future especially given the fact that the business world of tomorrow is going to be so globalized. Another highlight was the experience of being a minority and it was a humbling experience. Learning about Chinese culture and customs revealed a whole new world and system of thinking. Sight-seeing was also a highlight, especially given the long history of China and its ancient relics and structures.  Read More

Health & Medical Profiles

Carla Saunders

Carla Saunders

Major: Chemistry
Year of Graduation: 2014
I was an undergraduate researcher through the CSB/SJU chemistry department. The project I worked on is in collaboration with a lab at Montana State University; I spent some time there as well.  One of the best parts of doing undergraduate research was getting a chance to experience life as a chemist before I was completely committed to the major. It also is really fun to get to explore chemistry more deeply than I would get to in a 4-hour teaching lab. After spending time working on a research project, you start to get a deeper understanding of some parts of chemistry.  Read More

Law Profiles

Richie Podvik

Richie Podvin

Majors: Political Science, Pre-Law concentration
Year of Graduation: 2016
I was a Victim/Witness Program Intern at Anoka County Attorney's Office.  Some of the highlights of the internship were: the Field Experience to Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) Lino Lakes & MCF Shakopee, being able to sit through and watch a first-degree murder trial from jury selection through sentencing, and visiting the Tri-County Regional Forensic Lab in Andover, MN.  The internship also included regular collaboration with Assistant County Attorneys to explain court proceedings to victims of crime.  Read More

Non-Profit/Human Services Profiles

Bao Yang

Bao Yang

Major: Nutrition
Year of Graduation: 2016
I found out about the Jackson Fellows because I knew some of the Jackson alums that went through the fellowship.  Some of the highlights were serving people from my community, who I don't necessarily interact with on a regular basis, and hearing about their stories was very eye opening. I mostly worked with immigrants or refugees; my parents were refugees when they first came to the United States. Being able to help others who are currently in a situation that my family was once in was very heartwarming for me.   Read More

Recreation & Sports Profiles

Tan Tuohy

Tan Tuohy

Majors: Management
Year of Graduation: 2010
I am a Web Design Intern at Worldwide Gaming. I have to use creativity along with other skills to complete tasks.  I get to see my ideas come "alive" on the World Wide Web.  The internet is a powerful publishing medium for ideas and products that can reach a large amount of people Read More