Business Scholars Program

Project-Based Internship Placements Summer 2013

Alicia Aldridge, '14

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities - New Albany, IN

Project: St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities is a non-profit human service agency that provides help to those in need. Alicia was involved in six of the agency's programs: adoption, outreach counseling, community distribution, and three housing programs. Alicia was entrusted to monitor the residents, organize files, plan events, as well as research the history of their new office building, the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Rectory..

Colin Alexander, '14

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Bowen Engineering Corporation - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Colin interned at Bowen Engineering Corporation, a performance contracting company that specializes in private water and public works. As a member of the purchasing department, Colin successfully organized an open house for several vendors and subcontractors for the Deep Rock Tunnel Pump station and created a prequalification packet for Bowen in regard to the EPAct 2005 tax deduction.

Rob Bader, '14

Major: History

Internship Host: Crooked Stick Golf Club - Carmel, IN

Project: Rob interned in the golf shop at the Crooked Stick Golf Club, a top 100 golf course in the world. While working at Crooked Stick, Rob was responsible for assisting in the day to day operations and providing a world class experience for all who came to play golf at Crooked Stick. Rob was especially proud of the work that he did with the junior program.

Christen Baker, '14

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: The Rivers Institute - Hanover, IN

Project: The Rivers Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural history of river environments. Christen created spreadsheets, filed and entered camper registrations into an online database, and inventoried supplies and merchandise. She was responsible for the supervision and education of the campers. Christen planned and coordinated a field trip to Hanover College for the Batesville YMCA Youth Summer Camp. She communicated with the Director of Education at the Batesville YMCA, planned and wrote curriculum, and created documents to aid the individuals involved.

Brad Baumann, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: One Southern Indiana - Charlestown, IN

Project: Brad worked for a privately funded company called One Southern Indiana or 1si for short. The organization has three different branches which are Economic Development, Business Resources, and Advocacy. Brad mainly worked on bringing new prospects to the area which is one of the two branches of Economic Development. The other area is business expansion. After a business selected southern indiana as its new site, Brad would then measure the economic impact of that business coming to the area. This could also raise the economic bar for the region and surrounding areas.

Hunter Blake, '14

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Interactive Intelligence - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Hunter spent his summer internship working as an application services engineer for Interactive Intelligence, a software company that specializes in communication software including call center solutions, business process automation, and other software based communication needs. Hunter worked for the product services team testing software customizations for global clients. After school resumed, Hunter continued to work for Interactive part time and plans to continue his employment upon graduation.

Lauren Bowers, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: WFYI Public Media - Indianapolis, IN

Project: In her time as an intern in the Events and Development departments, Lauren contributed to and helped to facilitate the three different events that WFYI hosted over the course of the summer. Her tasks included researching potential donors, event planning, and working with local companies to promote and support the events. Lauren also wrote the content for a promotional brochure for the Economic Club of Indiana.

Colin Brooke, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Frito Lay - Cincinnati, OH

Project: Colin was a sales and marketing intern for Frito-Lay of PepsiCo Inc. The project he was assigned was to grow the single serve business in the Fort Wayne Zone. Colin analyzed product mix in various accounts; shared best practices by benchmarking; and distributed new items. At the end of the internship, Colin's greatest achievement was in selling $119,000 top line in revenue.

Tyler Bussberg, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Stark Capital Solutions, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Tyler's summer internship was with Stark Capital Solutions, Inc., a broker and financial intermediary within the billboard and cell tower industries. The project that Tyler participated in was creating a business plan for the purchase of recurring income streams through the acquisition of real estate easements. Tyler successfully completed the project and it is currently being implemented at the company.

Nick Butterfield, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Lawrence Interfaith Endeavor, Inc. - Bedford, IN

Project: Nick worked as an intern for Lawrence Interfaith Endeavor, Inc (L.I.F.E) during the summer of 2013. L.I.F.E essentially provides assistance to individuals and families in the form of food, financial, and occasional furniture items. Nick's project was focused around the Pencil Project which provides school supplies to children who qualify. At the end of the internship Nick had filled orders for approximately 300 kids as well as working in the pantry when volunteers were unavailable.

Paige Byers, '14

Major: Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Internship Host: Community Health Network Physical Therapy & Rehab - Noblesville, IN

Project: Throughout her internship at Community Health, Paige had the opportunity to work closely with physical therapists and gain valuable experience working with patients. Some highlights from her internship in physical therapy focused on patient care, orthopedic injuries, and the rehabilitation process.

Tom Call, '14

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Cozy Acres Golf Complex - Madison, IN

Project: Thomas experienced a managerial-style internship in maintaining operations and ensuring customers received the benefit of high-quality golf. His biggest responsibilities included management training, sales, landscaping and public relations.

Zac Cheatle, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: WeFarm America - Chicago, IL

Project: WeFarm America is a social enterprise that specializes in providing customizable residential, school, and community gardens. Zac's responsibilities consisted of working with the Chicago Growing Cooperation to organize and schedule summer workshops, participating in garden installations, and designing a trellis system for the garden at the Green Exchange.

Molly Connor, '14

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation - Cincinnati, OH

Project: The VLP is a nonprofit agency that seeks to find attorneys to do pro bono work in various areas of civil law for low-income people. Molly's most significant task was to help organize the Wills and Advanced Directive Clinics. In addition to this project, Molly also facilitated matches between attorneys and clients and maintained contact with several of the divorce clients.

D.C. Craig, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Hillerich & Bradsby Co. - Louisville, IN

Project: D.C. interned with the privately held and family owned Hillerich and Bradsby Co., a company that is well known for producing the Louisville Slugger bat. They manufacture both wooden and aluminum bats in addition to both slow and fast pitch bats. They also produce baseball gloves and practice equipment. This internship required D.C. to be a credible customer service representative as he worked directly with customers in regard to warranty claims.

Tanner Cripe, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: The Andersons, Inc. - Maumee, OH

Project: Tanner spent his internship with The Andersons, Inc., a publicly traded company with diverse interests that include agribusinesses such as grain and plant nutrients as well as railcar leasing and repair, industrial products formulation, turf products, retailing and most recently, ethanol operations.Tanner worked in the Risk Management department under the grain commodities. The Risk Management department serves conservative businesses intent on securing stable returns in the grain commodities market. The core of Tanner's internship was to explain to farmers the advantages of the risk management department by visiting other facilities and speaking to farmers. Tanner was particularly proud of the respect he got from other farmers when speaking to them and being able to answer their questions.

Rachel Evans, '14

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Indianola Chamber of Commerce - Indianola, IA

Project: Rachel was an intern for the Indianola Chamber of Commerce in Indianola, Iowa. The Chamber of Commerce is an association of local businesses. It is a nonprofit organization that promotes local businesses. During her internship, Rachel monitored social media, helped plan events, created logos, brochures, advertising, and other materials for upcoming events. In addition, Rachel attended meetings, events, ribbon cuttings, and worked with local business owners. Rachel's event designs and logos were used for this year's events and will be utilized for future events.

Maxx Fisher, '14

Major: Theology

Internship Host: Prudential Indiana Realty Group - Seymour, IN

Project: Maxx interned at Prudential Indiana Realty group which is a real estate brokerage franchise that deals with brokering sales and purchases of homes in the Seymour and Jackson County area. The core of Maxx's internship was as assistant to Rob Millman, the top commercial broker/ sales person at the Seymour Prudential location. Duties Included filing, organizing, creating advertisements and doing monthly market analysis. Maxx also created a Multi-Family Market Survey for the Seymour area benefiting sales people at Prudential and investors alike.

Caroline Henderzahs, '14

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Children's Resource Group - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Caroline worked at Children's Resource Group (CRG), a privately owned psychology practice. Throughout the summer, Caroline administered and scored testing protocols, scheduled appointments, and compiled and documented data from patient questionnaires. In addition to her administrative duties, meetings with providers, and observation, Caroline drafted a detailed checklist for patients' record requests. She also assisted with the development of a video for the website the foundation's website.

Chip Hockenbury, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Richmond RiverRats - Richmond, IN

Project: Chip's internship was with the Richmond RiverRats, a collegiate summer baseball organization that allows collegiate players to showcase their skills in a professional atmosphere. He was responsible for on-field promotions, travel packets, umpire coordination and group sales. His accomplishments include bringing a group of thirty out to a game and finalizing a Feed the Team restaurant to cater the postgame meal.

Chase Ingle, '14

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Alkermes Pharmaceutical - Wilmington, OH

Project: Chase was a Quality Control intern for Alkermes, a large pharmaceutical company with a strong focus on slow release drug systems for antipsychotics, alcohol and opioid abuse. While with the company, Chase moved seamlessly into an analyst position that included testing of products and corrective maintenance of instruments. With his Business Scholar experience and background in chemistry, Chase secured a job offer post-graduation.

Nikki Johnson, '14

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Sun King Brewing Co. - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Sun King Brewing Co. is a microbrewery located in downtown Indianapolis. Nikki served as the community partner intern. Nikki's projects included creating a community partner database for the internal use, developing a newsletter for community partners, and integrating Sun King into the Building Tomorrow Indy Burger Battle fundraiser. With the help from Sun King Brewing, the Indy Burger Battle raised over $6,500 for Building Tomorrow: a non-profit that builds schools in Africa.

Cory Jones, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Hilliard Lyons - Louisville, KY

Project: Cory worked as a Financial Consultant Intern for Hilliard Lyons, a full-service wealth management firm with corporate headquarters in Louisville, KY. Cory was responsible for assisting established financial consultants in all phases of client customer service, formulating and distributing product highlights, and presenting group/individual financial planning projects to firm executives. Cory was able to implement a prospecting campaign on behalf of Stomberger & Anderson Financial Group of Hilliard Lyons that exceeded the goal of attracting $250,000 in new assets.

Rachel Jones, '14

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: God's Pantry Food Bank - Lexington, KY

Project: Rachel interned in the marketing department at God's Pantry Food Bank, a member of Feeding America. God's Pantry Food Bank's mission is to reduce hunger in Kentucky, and the not-for-profit company serves more than 330,000 people in its 50-county service area. Rachel helped organize and lead volunteer groups, tracked volunteer and food drive information and wrote articles for the website and social media.

Kylie Justus, '14

Major: Studio Art

Internship Host: Retro101 - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Retro101, Indy's first boutique on wheels, is a 1978 Chevy bus converted into a mobile pop-up boutique that rolls out to special events, shows and other functions to sell clothes and locally made items. Kylie's entrepreneurial internship put her in charge of all social media, product photography and photo shoots, signage, and networking for the new business.

Sam Kampert, '14

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Southbank International School

Project: Sam interned in London, UK at the Southbank International School and focussed on several IT projects. He integrated a MunkiAdmin server that allowed System Administrators to easily update and control updates throughout the entire Kensington campus. In addition to updating physical components on the Mac Machines throughout the school, Sam also helped with on site general trouble shooting for teachers and students. He had an unexpected opportunity to lead several after-school, tech clubs teaching the kids basic HTML and Java. Sam indicated that the entire experience was life changing and invaluable to his professional career.

Jeremiah Kearns, '14

Major: History

Internship Host: Bright Market - Lawrenceburg, IN

Project: During Jeremiah's internship at the Bright Market his responsibilities included inventory analysis for the convenient store / gas station. He entered invoices and kept the inventory system up to date. Ultimately he was responsible for physically taking inventory of the store and assigning accurate descriptions to all products.

Megan Keller, '14

Major: Spanish

Internship Host: San Jorge Children's Hospital - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project: Megan interned in the Volunteer Program at San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She worked as the activities director for all in-house patients and photographed special events and visits. In addition, Megan compiled survey results for Public Relations and organized files in Human Resources. She actively practiced her Spanish while engaging in therapeutic outlets with the families. She was particularly proud of her involvement on the Oncology floor and helping them feel like normal children.

Devon Kondaki, '14

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: The City of Madison - Madison, IN

Project: Devon worked for The City of Madison as Assistant of Community Relations. He hosted and assisted with the planning for several high profile events for the city, consulted local businesses through the Chamber of Commerce, and helped people in the entire Madison community.

Jonathan Lane, '14

Major: History

Internship Host: The Athenaeum Foundation - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Jonathan interned at the historic Athenaeum Foundation in downtown Indianapolis. It is a non-profit that concentrates on maintaining and educating people on the influence of German culture and heritage in Indianapolis. Jonathan helped with the marketing of the heritage events, market research, and historical research. He is particularly proud of the Young Professionals Group that, he was instrumental in establishing.

Quashawn Melton, '14

Major: Mathematics

Internship Host: Hillenbrand Inc. - Batesville, IN

Project: Shawn collected, analyzed, updated and presented the results of the 2011 performance measures for the Batesville, Indiana and the Batesville, Mississippi (Panola) health and wellness centers. He also developed desktop procedures for the Short Term Disability and Family Medical Leave Act company policies. Shawn provided administrative support to the Benefit Department Team members including weekly health savings account reconciliation, vendor research /comparison, an assessment survey, premium rate verification and annual budget financial data review.

Adrian Mohnacs, '14

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Bell Techlogix, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Adrian interned at Bell Techlogix, Inc. a company that is in the business of IT Infrastructure Management. He was responsible for handling the majority of the company's data mining needs, turning raw data into data that can be analyzed. He also worked with employees in designing online applications and redesigning the look of several of Bell's websites using programming languages and graphic design software.

Rachel Mondragón, '14

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Season's Rotisserie and Grill - Albuquerque, NM

Project: Rachel's internship was at Season's Rotisserie and Grill, a fine dining restaurant in Albuquerque. She served as a marketing intern and was responsible for the creation and maintenance of the restaurant's social media websites and her final project was planning and marketing a six course Spanish wine dinner.

Kelsie Nicholson, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Jimmy's Place - Campbellsburg, IN

Project: Jimmy's Place is a small restaurant and dive bar in Campbellsburg, Indiana. Kelsie was responsible for assessing the company's sales, working with inventory and ordering. She assisted in event planning and specials promotion. Over the course of the summer, Kelsie was able to participate in all aspects of operating and owning a small town restaurant.

Austin Olvey, '14

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Wiers Fleet Partnership - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Wiers Fleet Partnership is a truck repair company that specializes in commercial fleet repairs. The fleet partnership is designed for companies with multiple vehicles that need to be maintained in order to extend asset life and reduce costs. Austin had a project-based internship involving market research and analysis. He assembled a presentation of his results for the owner to present to the board of directors. Wiers intends to utilizes his results and expand their company to the markets he recommended.

Long Pham, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Potomac Investments - Seattle, WA

Project: In his time at Potomac Investments, Long was fully immersed in the financial industry. He was focused on working with computer software to analyze economic data and do research on various sectors of the stock market. Furthermore, Long had the opportunity to help build and manage various clients' stock portfolios.

Brandon Ramsey, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: IUPUI Men's Basketball Team - Indianapolis, IN

Project: As a summer intern for Coach Todd Howard of the IUPUI Men's Basketball team, Brandon's main responsibilities included organizing and hosting a coaching clinic, maintaining recruiting databases, assisting with practices, and arranging travel needs for the upcoming season. This experience gave Brandon a true inside look at what is required of a Division I head basketball coach.

Jan-Niklas Reisser, '14

Major: Physics

Internship Host: Novum GmbH - Nuremberg, Germany

Project: Jan interned for Novum GmbH, an IT company that programs software solutions for insurance groups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Their main product is the V'ger software, which provides life-, health- and casualty insurances with an easily manageable computer software solution. In addition, Novum consults businesses in the IT field and is capable of outsourcing IT-departments. Jan's project was to create a market analysis of all the different insurances in the German speaking market. He analyzed them on size, capacity and financial statement. This market analysis benefitted the organization considerably because now Novum can approach specific insurance companies which are in need of their products and services.

Nathan Richter, '14

Major: Music

Internship Host: Southwestern Rebel Regiment from Southwestern High School - Hanover, IN

Project: While working with the marching band at Southwestern High School, Nathan had the opportunity to be involved in the administrative aspect. He discovered that it operates much like any other not-for-profit organization, but also offers some of the challenges associated with the modern education system. Nathan helped prepare a budget for the Band Booster organization which included a spreadsheet which can be reused and will help with the budgeting process for years to come. He also had the rewarding experience of instructing the students in how to play music and march.

Jacob Rieger, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Griffin Industries - Cold Spring, KY

Project: Griffin Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Darling International and is part of the largest rendering company in North America. Griffin provides the most effective and efficient way of turning animal and bakery by-products and used cooking oil into value added products that include, animal feed and pet food ingredients to renewable fuel and fertilizer. Jacob worked with the sales/marketing department where he successfully completed several pricing analysis projects, managed the fertilizer shipments, as well as created his own weekly customer analysis for the sales team.

Emilee Roberts, '14

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: St. Vincent Peyton Manning Children's Hospital - Indianapolis, IN

Project: While interning at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Emilee had the opportunity to work closely with children. Activities she led for the children included art therapy, pet therapy, aromatherapy, and physical therapy. Emilee also had the opportunity to work closely with the Clinical Director and assist with audit projects as well as assist with nurse procedures and tasks.

Janet Schnurr, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Cumulus Media - Lexington, KY

Project: Janet had the opportunity to work with Cumulus Media as a Marketing and Promotions Intern. Cumulus Media is the home of five radio stations that broadcast in Lexington, Kentucky. Her main project was focused on improving relations with the stations' audiences. Through shadowing positions such as the Programming Director, the Marketing Director and also the Radio Hosts, Janet had the chance to improve social media, plan large community events and learn more about the Broadcasting Industry.

James Shireman, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Body-N-Motion - Indianapolis, IN

Project: James worked for Body-N-Motion, a personal training studio located in Indianapolis. He was a marketing intern responsible for promotions which involved overseeing the company's web presence and social media accounts. James completely rebuilt their social media sites, represented Body-N-Motion at health fairs, and made presentations at local businesses.

Zach Shultz, '14

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Hatpicks LLC - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Hatpicks LLC is a startup website game company that started two months before Zach joined the staff, so he had many responsibilities as an intern. Primarily, he ran all social media campaigns, designed and ordered all promotional products, ran web analytics software, and presented competition reviews and revenue updates to the company's owners.

Trip Stephens, '14

Major: Geology

Internship Host: Foodchain - Lexington, KY

Project: FoodChain is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on educating people regarding healthy alternatives to farming that can be applied in urban environments. Foodchain has an in-house large scale aqua-ponics farm where lettuce, micro-greens, and tilapia are raised in an organic, water recycling system. The fish and produce is sold to local restaurants and host groups which helps to educate people about greener farming techniques. Trip's duties were to assist in system maintenance and to successfully build a small system at a local middle school and to keep the system running in the early stages of operation.

Hilary Tollefson, '14

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: MEDIVATORS - Minneapolis, MN

Project: Hilary had the opportunity to intern in the marketing department the last two summers at MEDIVATORS, a medical device company. Her primary task was assisting in planning and executing the National Sales meeting both summers. This included organizing the catering and guest speakers and being on-site to support the staff at a four-day event. She also supported staff on two product launches by developing documents and implementing training with sales consultants. She produced research documents and attended an executive strategy meeting.


Brittany Travis, '14

Major: Music

Internship Hosts: Summit Equestrian Center / Embassy Theatre - Fort Wayne, IN

Project: Brittany had two internships during summer 2014. The first was at Summit Equestrian Center, a therapeutic horseback riding program. She worked in all areas of the business in addition to working with the students and caring for the horses. The program focuses on children and adults of all abilities to help them better themselves and gain strengths such as patience, confidence and balance. Brittany had the opportunity to lead the camps for an entire week and gain the trust of both the students and horses throughout the summer.

Secondly, Brittany worked at the historic Embassy Theatre as a part of the SCORE program. The program brought in middle school students for three weeks in July to compose an opera from scratch. After threee weeks of hard work, they held a successful performance of their opera. These internships allowed Brittany to combine her passion of business, music, and equestrian activities.

Careen Turner, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Space Camp Turkey - Izmir, Turkey

Project: While working overseas at Space Camp Turkey, Careen was responsible for supervising and training campers age nine through sixteen. This included teaching them teamwork, problem solving, and management skills in an interactive and fun environment.

Shelby Villier, '14

Major: Biology

Internship Host: The South Florida Museum - Bradenton, FL

Project: South Florida Museum is an organization that engages all ages and protects, interprets and communicates scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe. Shelby was involved in Marketing, Fundraising, PR, and Event Planning. She worked closely with the staff on projects, worked at conventions and workshops (Planet Philanthropy and The Sarasota Visitors Bureau), Boy Scouts of America troops, attended numerous networking events, and several biological excursions including sea turtle nesting patrol and data collection with Mote Marine Laboratories and their Dolphin Research. Shelby learned a great deal about working for a nonprofit and incorporating her studies in Biology, Environmental Science and Business in addition to gaining experience in PR and Marketing for institutions that protect and educate the public about endangered species.

Savanna Wofford, '14

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Sidwell Friends School - Washington D.C.

Project: Savanna Wofford worked with the Office of Institutional Advancement.at Sidwell Friends School which is a PK-12 Quaker school with campuses in D.C. and Bethesda. Advancement is responsible for the school's development and fundraising. Savanna was responsible for preparing files for digitalization. Other tasks included gift entry shadowing interviews of prospective managerial candidates.

Yuhao Yang,'14

Major: Economics

Internship Hosts: Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

Credit Suisse - Hong Kong, China

Projects: Yuhao had the opportunity to hold two different internships relating to finance. While at Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., he tracked the performance of funds, tracked client information, and updated the newsletter for the privately owned company.

Yuhao was responsible for data collection on an acquisition project while interning at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong. He was also key in translating critical materials from Chinese to English, and vice versa. His summer experience allowed him to learn about finance in different corporate settings.

Kristina Youngkin, '14

Major: Art History

Internship Host: Fine Estate Art & Rugs - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Fine Estate Art & Rugs is an Indianapolis based framing workshop and a gallery for vintage Indiana artwork and handmade rugs. Kristina's primary responsibility there was to do research in order to write two documents. The first document titled Rugs 101 was researched and written as the foundation for a future design seminar. The second required library research at the Indianapolis Museum of Art to write biographies on artists for the organization's website. Kristina's internship also involved matting and framing artwork, along with updating inventory through Photoshop and Excel.