Business Scholars Program

Project-Based Internship Placements - Summer 2014

Kate Armstrong, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Verizon

Project: Kate interned at Verizon in their business channel. Her main project for the internship was to increase the amount of accessories sold. This required extensive research of the different products Verizon offers and also included contacting customers both in person and via email. Accessory sales increased over the duration of the internship.

Ronald Baker, '15

Major: Theology

Internship Host: MainSource Bank - Greensburg, IN

Project: MainSource Bank is a financial institution that provides banking services to the public. Ronald worked with the credit department to assist with the credit underwriters ' tasks. He worked with various types of financial statements and programs to determine whether or not the loan presented to MainSource would be beneficial to the company. Ronald was assigned a loan to work on with his mentor which was approved by management in the credit department.

Twisha Balasubramanian, '15

Major: Environmental Science

Internship Host: Ghost Ranch -Abiquiu, NM

Project: Twisha interned at The Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico this summer. Ghost Ranch is a not-for-profit organization run by the Presbyterian Church of the United States, and is home to Georgia O 'Keeffe, one of America 's celebrated artists. Twisha worked closely with three departments; the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology and the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, Marketing and Communications, and the Library. She built a geology collection from scratch for the Library and manned the front desk for the Museums two days a week. She also helped with their retail inventory and sales. Her work for Marketing and Promotions mainly consisted of sending out press releases, editing their online content for their website and making a geology packet to advertise to over 60 universities nationwide.

Katie Bedsole, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Montgomery Aviation - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Katie interned with Montgomery Aviation, a large general aviation airport in metropolitan Indianapolis as the Fixed Base Operator at the Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, IN. During her internship, Katie focused on social media and marketing. She was responsible for the airport 's twitter feed, facebook page and instagram page. She also coordinated marketing and fundraising for the Airport 's 8th Annual Open House, Fly-In and Air Race, supporting Down Syndrome Indiana. The event was attended by over 2000 thousand people, included over 150 vendors and sponsors, included a live show, candy drop, airplane rides and silent auction. She used her social media skills to help market the event raising over $25,000 for Down Syndrome Indiana.

Sarah Brocker, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: ExactTarget - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Sarah worked on the Retail Solutions and Predictive Intelligence team as a "Slingshot" intern for ExactTarget, a digital marketing platform provider. Sarah created an internal retail customer database that will be used as a sales enablement tool within the company. She also participated in event marketing, composed marketing emails, and created a social media plan. Sarah also managed a team of interns that created a marketing plan for College Mentors for Kids, a nonprofit geared at educating underprivileged children.

Nga Bui, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Pearl Street Ventures - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Nga interned at Pearl Street Venture Fund, a venture capital fund investing in innovative life sciences companies. Her tasks included building financial spreadsheet models, preparing waterfall analyses, projecting revenues and costs for future periods.She also updated client accounts, reconciled internal financial statements with the official reports, drafted balance sheets and statement of cash flows, and researched venture-backed biotechnology/life science markets. Her performance contributed directly to the database and knowledge that the company's CFO used for the Board meeting

Rebecca Carss, '15

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Ronald McDonald House - Indianapolis, IN

Project: The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides accommodation for families of seriously ill or injured children hospitalized in the Indianapolis area. As an intern in the business office, Rebecca was responsible for weekly deposits and vendor payments. Additionally, she assisted with monthly financials and other necessary duties of the business office manager. Rebecca 's main project of the summer was to organize and archive files.

Briahna Chambers, '15

Major: Computer Science

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

Project: Briahna worked at Sidwell Friends School as a development intern. Sidwell Friends School is a highly selective Quaker private school located in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, D.C., offering pre-kindergarten through secondary school classes. Briahna 's main responsibility was data mining. She examined information (mostly regarding school events and donations) from large databases in order to generate new information to place in a new, updated database. Briahna redistributed over 14 years ' worth of data and shadowed the director of Information Technology.

Trent Crabtree, '15

Major: Geology

Internship Host: IMI - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Irving Materials, Inc. is a concrete and aggregate company located in the Midwest and has had a very strong reputation for many years. Trent experienced exploration drilling for future land purchases, lab testing for concrete, and on site testing for concrete pours. Trent was also able to get a basic understanding of the organization of the company along with how they are managed and how their sales department is managed.

Austin Czisny, '15

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: DollarDays - Scottsdale, AZ

Project: DollarDays is an online wholesaler that sells cases of goods to many different stores and organizations. Austin was in charge of running social media for DollarDays including their Facebook, Twitter, and Pintrest accounts. He also helped the business development division by creating directories of potential customers.

Bailey Davis, '15

Major: Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Internship Host: Camp Riley - Bradford Woods, Indiana University - Martinsville, IN

Project: Bradford Woods is the home of an internationally known Recreation Therapy program that provides exemplary services including medically specific therapeutic summer camps as well as Adventure Therapy programming for youth and families at-risk. Bailey worked as an assistant cabin head to help with programs providing unique opportunities for campers to improve life skills, develop social connections, boost self-confidence and self-esteem, improve psycho-social skills, and increase independence. Bailey also helped with programming which included a full assessment, written goals, and evaluation of progress for each camper.

Alyssa DelPrete, '15

Major: English

Internship Host: Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Alyssa was a communications intern for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. She wrote articles for BizVoice magazine, which included conducting interviews with Indiana business leaders. In addition, she wrote press releases, blog posts and articles for other Chamber publications.

Matt Ehman, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Custom Living USA - Carmel, IN

Project: Matt was an Operational Manager Intern with Custom Living USA in Carmel, IN. He assisted the President and owner of the company by managing daily office operations using operational accounting methods to maintain company accounts, perform market analysis for future company decisions in addition to assisting with the design process using architectural/CAD programs. He also attended meetings with potential clients to aid in the sale of the services and communicated directly with material suppliers to ensure cost effective quotes for each project.

Matt Flora, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Shankman & Associates, Inc.

Project: Matt interned at Shankman & Associates which is a manufacturing representative agency. He was based in Indianapolis and was involved in sales, audits and inventory checks. At the end of the summer Matt was proud of the knowledge gained in the field of retail and merchandising.

Wilson Gardner, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Hope for Tomorrow Children's Home - Guatemala City

Project: Wilson completed his internship with Hope for Tomorrow Children 's Home in Guatemala, an orphanage currently housing thirteen children ranging from ages two to eleven. Hope for Tomorrow 's ministry also includes various mission trips with teams visiting from the United States. During his internship, Wilson completed both ministerial and administrative projects, both for the children 's home and with visiting teams. Inspired by his internship, Wilson is currently forming a non-profit, "Mission ZOE, Inc.," to build and run a mission in rural Guatemala.

Patric Geary, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Jeffersonville Elks Lodge and Country Club - Jeffersonville, IN

Project: Patric worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at the Jeffersonville Elks Lodge & Country Club, a private country club in Jeffersonville, Indiana. During his stay Patric helped run corporate and private golf outings, gave private golf lessons, and helped run a highly successful sales operation in the golf shop. Patric was especially proud of his work with the junior golf program.

Branden Geyer, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: LaCrosse All-Stars - Centerville, OH

Project: LaCrosse All-Stars (LAS) is the worldwide leader in digital lacrosse news and media with a reach of 3,750,000 players, fans and coaches. Branden was paired with the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Machine. Each week he attended their games and took game photos, performed post-game interviews with players, and did post-game recaps. He would also produce a video each week that highlighted some aspect of the team and the organization as a whole. For his final week, Branden was asked to attend the MLL Championship game in Atlanta, Georgia, where he produced the same material. Everything Branden produced was then posted on the site under either his name or the name of his adviser.

Mathew Grau, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Pocket Packs - Cincinnati, OH

Project: Mathew interned this summer in the market research field working for Professor Diane Magary. Professor Magary was in the process of starting her own company and launching a new product. It was Mathew's job to assist her in researching her potential competitors as well as potential consumers. Throughout the project Mathew Grau successfully created both quantitative and qualitative surveys that would later be given to potential consumers. To complete the market research process Mathew Grau was given the responsibility of researching the potential markets for her product and determining whether or not she would find success in said market.

Tim Gruber, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Great American Insurance Group - Cincinnati, OH

Project: The Great American Insurance Group is a company committed to helping individuals and businesses secure a healthy financial future by providing innovative insurance solutions and specializing in serving niche marketplaces that they know well. Tim worked within the Property & Inland Marine division in the Motor Truck Cargo department. This group works with trucking companies to insure the cargo they are hauling. Tim worked on a project where he collected data from the newly implemented quoter system for insurance premiums and compared that quoted price to what the client has been requested to pay. The goal of this project is to see if this new quoter system is efficient and the best way to reduce client premiums while making the most money for the company. Tim continues to work with this company remotely.

Nolan Hall, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: WISH-TV - Indianapolis, 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.

Brianna Harlan, '15

Major: Studio Art

Internship Host: Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Project: Brianna interned at Uplands PEAK Sanctuary. PEAK is the first farm animal sanctuary in Indiana and a NPO. The company mission is: educate the public on a vegan lifestyle, rescue and rehabilitate abused farm animals, and promote sustainability. Her position was multi-faceted as she was responsible for marketing and property/animal care. Brianna worked with the co-founders on social media, newsletters, promotional material, event planning, and NPO management. She also worked with the animals, property beautification, and sanctuary development.

Nathan Harless, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: South Florida Museum - Bradenton, FL

Project: Nathan 's internship allowed him to assist with the Marketing, Development, Communications, and Fundraising departments in all aspects of everyday tasks. He led and organized a portion of an event which involved upwards of 4,000 people. He also developed effective communication materials and strategies for the museum, implemented a museum visitor study, and assisted in the creation of a database for historical donor information.

Rachel Helt, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Sullivan Community Hospital - Sullivan, IN

Project: Sullivan County Community Hospital is a rural acute care facility in Sullivan, Indiana. Rachel worked with every department of the hospital to see how they interacted with the CEO. While working at the hospital she was able to see many aspects of the hospital that she did not previously know about. Rachel was very proud of the work that she did with the Quality Improvement Director.

John Holtkamp, '15

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Indiana State Medical Association - Indianapolis, IN

Project: John interned with the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), a non-profit membership organization for physicians. He worked with the government relations team lobbying on behalf of physicians and their interests. During the course of his internship he met and interacted with Governor Mike Pence, U.S. Congressman Todd Young, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, and over 20 other state legislators by attending fundraisers and Committee meetings. While working in the office, John compiled a 50 state summary researching Telemedicine laws and a Medical Licensing Board disciplinary database dating back to 2009.

Hali Hootman, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: St. Vincent Hospital Foundation - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Hali was an intern at St.Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in the Foundation Department. She focused on event planning and fundraising for the hospital. During her time at St.Vincent she helped plan and organize fundraising ideas for the Associates Campaign, along with assisting with fundraising events such as golf outings, galas, and St.Vincent 's annual Cancer Walk. She also worked with the marketing department to redo the fundraising website for the children 's hospital.

Kyle James, '15

Major: Mathematics

Internship Host: Hylant

Project: Kyle was the commercial lines intern at Hylant in Indianapolis, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the United States. His duties there included gathering information on potential clients for client executives, using excel to develop an insurance carrier tool, and performing daily tasks throughout the office.

Coty Johnson, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Survival Fitness - Carmel, IN

Project: This summer Coty had the opportunity to work at Survival Fitness, a specialized fitness facility located in Carmel, Indiana. Survival Fitness is a privately owned company that offers three area-specific classes throughout the week. At Survival Coty was able to learn the ins and outs of the fitness industry and experienced what it takes to own a gym. She assisted with Survival 's social media marketing, client services, and organized a booth at Carmel Fest. ​

Daquisha Jones, '15

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education

Project: Daquisha worked for the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies based out of the University of Oklahoma. The center, created in the late 1960s, works to combat social inequalities through a variety of education programs. One of their major annual projects is the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). Daquisha worked on a project that would help undergraduate students more thoroughly engage in the conference. Her final contribution to the center was a proposal that detailed, based upon her research, the best ways NCORE could implement an annual poster session for undergraduate students. Her work is now being reviewed as the Center begins to craft a poster session program.

Stephanie Kirk, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Nitro Fitness - Evansville, IN

Project: Nitro Fitness is a privately owned, 24-hour gym located in the heart of business activity off of Green River Road in Evansville, Indiana. Stephanie worked on expanding the reach of the gym to a broader audience and set a new standard for all social media and online advertising for the gym. She also worked in supplement sales and advertising. Most importantly, she was responsible for selling the gym and its community to potential members.

Andrew Kobak, '15

Major: Biology

Internship Host: The South Florida Museum - Bradenton, FL

Project: Andy spent most of his internship working with Snooty, the world 's oldest manatee. He created an environmental enrichment device to help train rehabilitated manatees how to eat in the wild. He also got to help give the rehab manatees their biannual physicals. In addition, Andy helped plan new exhibits for the museum to make it more interactive for children.

Michael Kring, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Cozy Acres - Madison, IN

Project: During Michael 's internship, he did multiple things to increase the flow of business for the golf facilities. With a 9-hole golf course, a driving range, mini-course and golf cart repair and design shop, there were many opportunities. Michael helped design a coupon that would allow people either a free driving range token or a round of mini-golf. Michael also researched potential golf carts and equipment.

Yijia Li, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Cummins, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

Project: Yijia worked as a Market Intelligence Specialist Intern for Cummins Inc., a global leading manufacturer that sells diesel engines and related technologies around the world. Yijia 's main project involved reviewing competitive data for all Cummins ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) products and establishing a competitive analysis platform that included key competitive information. By creating this sales tool, she enabled ATS sales people to have a better understanding of Cummins ATS products ' competitive position in the North American ATS market.

Heather Linville, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Marlatt Competition Engines and Dyno - Rushville, IN

Project: Heather interned for Marlatt Competition Engines and Dyno, a facility that builds competition pulling tractor engines. Recently, Heather 's host added a new piece of technology to the already face-paced operation. Some of Heather's responsibilities included answering phones, managing emails, handling advertising online and customer service. Heather was put in charge of yet another piece of new technology. She was tasked with learning about a dielectric fuel tester and mixing bio-fuels and additives to maximize horse power. Heather was extremely proud that a fuel she mixed and tested is now on the market in Marlatt Competition Engines.

Logan Luce, '15

Major: Economices

Internship Host: The Athenaeum - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Logan interned under Anna Price in the Development department at the Athenaeum Foundation in downtown Indianapolis. He was in charge of contacting businesses and acquiring donations for the August 7th Summer Soirée. Logan also confirmed the final two restaurants who competed in the competition. Overall, Logan learned many new skills and had the opportunity to work in the fields of marketing, fundraising, and event planning.

Justin Magaw, '15

Major: History

Internship Host: Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Justin interned in the education and archaeology department at the Children 's Museum of Indianapolis. The Children 's Museum is the world 's largest children 's museum located in central Indianapolis. He was responsible for organizing a teachers institute about the history of China, as well as helping run a daily visitor interacting archeology lab. Justin also aided in creating and facilitating school programs and children camps within the museum. The experience allowed him to better understand the behind the scenes work necessary to run a children 's museum.

Desmond Marks, '15

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Cook Medical - Bloomington, IN

Project: Desmond completed an internship at Cook Medical that required him to develop a new structure and marketing plan for their physician training program. Desmond did market research on what physicians wanted from a training program in the ever-changing medical devices field. Desmond was also asked to develop a social media strategy that corresponded with the new marketing plan. Finally, he gave a capstone presentation and completed a case study.

Amanda McCauley, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Answers & Insights Market Research

Project: Amanda worked as an intern with Answers and Insights Market Research. Answers and Insights is an Indianapolis based company that specializes in healthcare market research. A majority of Amanda 's internship was spent in the analytics department analyzing data and writing reports for clients. In addition, Amanda had the opportunity to gain some experience in the data collection and project management departments.

Brooke McKay, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Space Camp - Turkey

Project: Space Camp Turkey is the third Space Camp in the world. Space Camp Turkey is proud to have the only such facility in Turkey, the Middle East, eastern/southern Europe and Asia. It is located in the Aegean Free Zone, a high-tech industrial park in Izmir, operated by ESBAS. As a space and science education center, Space Camp Turkey is primarily focused on motivating young people from around the world in pursuing careers in science, math and technology.

Brooke was responsible for educating the international students on past, present, and future space endeavors through interactive, space-related simulations. Brooke also helped the students learn about communication, teamwork and leadership in a dynamic, fun-filled environment.​

David McVey, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Madison Visitor's Bureau - Madison, IN

Project: David interned at the Madison Visitor 's Bureau. The tourist center provides travelers with information regarding the city of Madison and specific attractions and events in and around Madison. The Visitor 's Bureau also conducts historical tours. David 's main objective was to create a scene catalog/presentation detailing many of Madison 's national and historical landmarks and events. He was also responsible for taking photographs of downtown Madison and other places of interest. After gathering all of these photographs, he provided detailed descriptions for each photo and created a presentation for interested film companies to see. David was given the opportunity to excel in his interpersonal communication and management skills.

Jenny Merritt, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Throughout her internship in the Development Department at the Indiana State Fair, Jenny had a variety of different tasks relating to sponsorship and the Foundation. Jenny was able to assist the sponsorship coordinator as well as use her writing skills to help draft letters and proposals for potential sponsors and donors. During her internship, Jenny 's main project was a focus on sponsor and donor relations; she organized hospitality meals for each day of the seventeen day fair.

Kalynne Miller, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Artistic Designs by Teresa - Shelbyville, IN

Project: Artistic Designs by Teresa is owned and operated by professional artisan Teresa Veach. Teresa specializes in custom acrylic hand painting on a wide variety of surfaces and in furniture/cabinetry. As an intern for Artistic Designs by Teresa, Kalynne 's main contributions included creating a new website, exploring marketing opportunities through social media, creating and managing Teresa 's Etsy shop, and planning two canvas parties that featured Teresa 's artwork. Kalynne also had the opportunity to paint her own canvases, while learning some of Teresa 's unique painting techniques. Both canvas parties had excellent turnouts. Teresa sold a large number of paintings, received custom orders, and in the end made around $6,000 in sales.

Jessica Mills, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Flashpoint - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Jessica had the opportunity to intern with a talent management consulting firm called FlashPoint. FlashPoint specializes in three main areas: coaching, talent development, and talent systems and processes. The firm works with mid-size and large organizations to help develop their talent to become more goal oriented and strategic. Jessica had the privilege of seeing and working in all of the different areas of the company. She gained first-hand experience with client work, participated in many of FlashPoint 's training sessions, researched prospects for the business development team, helped manage FlashPoint 's Microsoft Dynamics CRM database, and designed her own facilitation guide that will be used for future client work.

Edwin Nartey, '15

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Goldman Sachs - New York, NY

Project: Edwin interned at Goldman Sachs, a premier global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides financial services primarily to institutional clients. As a member of the Prime Brokerages Securities Lending Technology team, Edwin assisted in the creation of a framework that performed automated regression tests on the Locate Engine which facilitates the short sale of securities at GS.

Breneya Nevils, '15

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Reach for Youth, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Breneya spent her time as an intern for the Teen Court program at Reach For Youth, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth and their families through intervention, counseling and youth development initiatives. Breneya was responsible for preparing case files, leading jury training and deliberation, meeting with clients for intake assessments and heading volunteer recruitment. One highlight of her internship experience was creating a large influx of new volunteers and recruiting the largest number of volunteers of any prior court night.

Felicia Nguyen, '15

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Dr. Philipp - Hanover College

Project: Felicia worked with Dr. Philipp and the Chemistry Department of Hanover College to determine anthocyanin concentrations in red leaves as well as quantifying standard compounds found in American whiskies aged in charred white oak barrels. Felicia was responsible for developing and executing the procedures to isolate the anthocyanins from the red leaves. She was also responsible for researching techniques to identify and quantify American Whiskey standard compounds. By the end of the internship, she and Dr. Philipp were able to successfully identify the presence of 12 compounds and quantify 7.

Christol Okeke, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Econsult - Philadelphia, PA

Project: Christol interned at Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI). ESI is a Philadelphia based consulting firm that offers services to government entities, businesses, and non-profit organizations in areas of economic development, real estate, public policy and finance, litigation support and transportation. As a research assistant, her major duties were conducting research for economic impact analysis and analyzing data sets to produce economic impact study reports for consulting services. Christol loved working at Econsult solutions because it provided her research experiences in urban development and government policies.​

Dani O'Neill, '15

Major: Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology

Internship Hosts: Seton Foundations - Austin, TX

Project: As part of the primary fundraising arm for the Seton Foundations, Dani participated in numerous activities involved in the capital campaign for the future teaching hospital at the University of Texas. Working closely with development officers in three hospital locations, she observed the strategies used to obtain gifts, the stewardship of existing donors, and grant solicitation utilized in meeting a large fundraising goal.

Vince Peiffer, '15

Major: Kinesiology and Integrated Physiology

Internship Host: Progressive Physical Therapy - Seymour, IN

Project: Vince completed his internship at Progressive Physical Therapy, an outpatient physical therapy clinic. Vince gained experience in the management, marketing, billing, insurance, and customer service side of business. He participated in annual golf outings and conventions, observed interviews, verified insurance, reviewed employee work, conducted patient interviews, as well as collected patient testimonials. Vince also assisted with bank reconciliations and other financial aspects of the business.

Adam Riley, '15

Major: Philosophy

Internship Host: Grote Industries - Madison, IN

Project: Adam worked in a research and development setting, learning the processes needed to create and develop new types of lighting technology. He worked with die-bonding machines to produce a wide variety of experimental and production parts. In addition, Adam learned how research and development transitions into production to the consumer.

Austin Robinson, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Wayne County Foundation - Richmond, IN

Project: Austin worked this summer at the Wayne County Foundation which is a non-profit organization that fosters the philanthropic activities and needs of the Wayne County, IN area. During his term, Austin worked with the Foundation on a variety of projects including creating investment and financial reports for the Board of Directors. Much of his time was focused on preparation for the Foundation 's annual banquet. Austin was assigned with creating and operating two presentations for the banquet. Austin worked directly with the Foundation 's executive director and gained valuable experience in networking and project management skills.

Megan Robinson, '15

Major: Sociology

Internship Hosts: Perella Weinberg Partners - Denver, CO

Projects: Megan interned at Perella Weinberg Partners, a global, independent advisory and asset management company. The company is headquartered in New York and Megan interned at the Denver, Colorado office. The firm manages the endowments of colleges and universities, including Hanover. Megan was responsible for sitting on manager interviews and doing operational due diligence on existing legacy managers. Megan 's biggest accomplishment was learning about the investment world and managers the firm hired.

Chris Rose, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: The Andersen Company

Project: Chris spent his summer participating in a ten-week program as a Manager Trainee for The Andersen Company. Chris travelled to fifteen states to learn about the products Andersen offers. Chris gained a great deal of knowledge in sales in the janitorial supply industry along with the industrial flooring market.

Aly Sander, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: retro101 - Indianapolis, IN

Project: retro101 is Indy 's first boutique on wheels (AKA, "fashion truck"). The converted 1978 Chevy bus and recently acquired pink box truck roll out to special events and functions to sell locally made items and on-trend fashions at affordable prices. Aly was able to gain experience in entrepreneurship, sales, social media marketing, retail buying, event coordinating, and more! At the conclusion of her internship she was able to attend the most prominent trade show in the apparel industry where major names assembled and showcased their goods.

Tyler Sauerteig, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Enterprise Strategies - Fishers, IN

Project: Tyler worked at Enterprise Strategies, an enterprise social business consulting firm. Enterprise Strategies focuses on Fortune 500 companies and provides assessments, strategies, and implementation solutions for the corporation 's social intranet and enterprise social network. Tyler 's main responsibility was to provide econometric research in regard to what a company 's employees truly look for when assessing their social intranet. Tyler 's major accomplishment was an eight-week long blog post series co-authored with CEO Andy Jankowski, in which he did the econometric research behind the post and Andy Jankowski provided insights as to why the numbers showed the specific impacts that they did.

Shelby Schneider, '15

Major: Mathematics

Internship Host: Lynnville National Bank - Booneville, IN

Project: Lynnville National Bank is a small town bank with four branches in Warrick County, Indiana. While interning this summer, Shelby spent time in several different departments giving feedback on time management, and ways to make LNB more efficient. She learned what it takes to make a small bank profitable, and the importance of differentiating the bank through customer service.

Lauren Schultz, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: brandimage - Cincinnati, OH

Project: As Marketing Intern for the Cincinnati, OH office of brandimage, a global branding and package design agency, Lauren worked on a variety of marketing, public relations, brand strategy, and research projects. Lauren wrote articles for the agency 's "#trending" newsletter, created audits for two consumer product categories, developed a marketing asset tracker sheet and uploaded content to the digital asset library, and compiled trade media and blog lists. Lauren 's most memorable internship experience was traveling to Boston, MA to participate, assist, and present at client insight workshops.

Andrew Servais, '15

Major: Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Internship Host: Accelerated Rehab - Noblesville, IN

Project: Accelerated Physical Therapy offers a wide range of programs and treatments to help patients restore and maintain their physical health. During his internship, Drew was able to work one-on-one with clients and their rehabilitation process by helping perform exercises and functional movements that the supervising Physical Therapist prescribed. Through this experience Drew was able to gain ample knowledge and experience that will help him further his education towards becoming a Physical Therapist.

Alina Skwarcan, '15

Major: Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Internship Host: Midwest Orthotic Services - South Bend, IN

Project: Alina interned at Midwest Orthotic and Technology Center. They manufacture and fit braces for children and adults and specialize in making SureStep braces for children. The first two months prepared Alina for working with the practitioners. At the end of the summer, Alina was given a job working as a transcriptionist for the practitioners. This opportunity will help her keep ties with the company.

Erika Slifer, '15

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Camp Riley - Bradford Woods, IN

Project: Erika worked as a Cabin Counselor at Bradford Woods ' Department of Therapeutic Recreation, a summer camp program that works to meet the psycho-social needs of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses through providing a normalizing experience and a supportive community to be one 's self without medical labels. Erika 's responsibilities ranged from assisting campers with activities of daily living and daily programs, to documenting campers ' activities, behavior, hygiene, level of independence, and overall apparent experience. She was responsible for campers ' safety and well-being at all times.

Vaughn Smith, '15

Major: Art History

Internship Host: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Western Design Conference - Jackson, WY

Project: Vaughn spent her summer in Jackson, Wyoming hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Western Design Conference. The Western Design Conference is the preeminent exhibition and sale of museum quality, functional art and design in the western design genre. Vaughn worked with both organizations to organize, market and implement scheduled annual events.

Jacob Steinhart, '15

Major: Health & Movement Studies

Internship Host: Northwestern Mutual - Evansville, IN

Project: Jacob worked for Northwestern Mutual, one of the top financial service companies in the nation. They offer retirement planning, investment planning, and various forms of insurance; they specialize in holistic financial planning. The Northwestern Mutual internship program has been ranked as a Top 10 internship in the nation for many years. As a full time financial representative, Jacob was given important reponsibilties while still having some guidance from others in the office. Jacob 's accomplishments while working this summer were picking up two large companies and establishing them as clients.

Tim Sutton, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Skanska USA - San Jose, CA

Project: Skanska USA is a multi-billion dollar construction company based out of Sweden. Tim interned on the BART extension project, a joint venture with Shimmick and Herzog, both construction companies. The BART extension project is a 10 mile extension of the BART system, a transit system that connects San Francisco, Oakland, and other areas around the Bay Area; this will extend the BART down into San Jose. Tim worked mostly in with their cost department focusing on site-wide cost data. He also did numerous jobs that put him in the field working directly with the boots on the ground.

Will Sweet, '15

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: ABC 36 - Lexington. KY

Project: Will interned at ABC 36, a television station in Lexington, Kentucky. ABC 36 has their own news team and also shows all of the major programs that are run from ABC 's national network. He worked with their sales and marketing departments and was tasked with helping different salespeople research and close their sales. Will was also given the opportunity to design a script which was implemented into a video that will eventually be shown to all new clients.

Reed Swisher, '15

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Onesource Water - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Onesource Water is one of the fastest growing bottleless water cooler companies in the nation with corporate headquarters located in downtown Indianapolis. Reed worked as an account executive with the territory of the northwest region of central Indiana. He was in charge of finding new clients while also maintaining current relationships. Reed 's major accomplishment was developing 30 new contracts which will increase company revenue for the next four years.

Jacob Tebbe, '15

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: US Army Corps of Engineers - Brookville Lake, IN

Project: Jacob Interned for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Park Ranger at Brookville Lake. USACE is a division of the US Army dedicated to serve and protect. At Brookville Lake, USACE is responsible for protecting all downstream property and welfare through flood control in addition to offering recreational opportunities. His responsibilities included creating and presenting programs, visitor assistance and educating the general public about water safety.

Alyce Trimpe, '15

Major: History

Internship Host: MacGregor Ranch - Estes Park, CO

Project: Alyce completed her summer internship with MacGregor Ranch located in Estes Park, Colorado. MacGregor Ranch runs as a fully operating cattle ranch, as well as a fully operating pioneer museum which displays three generations of MacGregors ' personal items. As an intern, Alyce organized and scheduled volunteers and events along with ordering and managing merchandise. While completing her internship, she also gained experience in grant writing by working with others to expand the ranch 's educational opportunities

Austin Veach, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Captive Finance Solutions - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Austin worked for Captive Finance Solutions as the company 's Dealer Recruiter. Captive Finance Solutions is a business-to-business third party funder for firms that lease office equipment. It was his responsibility to collaborate with industry manufacturers in order to know which companies were entering or flourishing in the bottle-less water cooler market. Austin 's responsibilities as a Dealer Recruiter entailed creating leads, following up with those leads through cold calling, and securing dealers as partners with CFS. Austin 's major accomplishment was increasing the amount of dealers from 29-51 over his 10 week term of employment, and assisted in increasing company funding 's with its 25% improvement.

Jingyi Wang, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Hay Group - China

Project: Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with leaders to transform strategy into reality. Hay Group develops talent, organizes people to be more effective, and motivates them to perform at their best. The focus is on making change happen and helping people and organizations realize their potential. Jingyi had the opportunity to work in the Productized Services department as an Assistant Operation Analyst. She conducted in depth marketing research and facilitated new business development in line with revenue growth targets. This internship allowed Jingyi to obtain more knowledge and practical skills of corporate operations management.

Sara Wines, '15

Major: Studio Art

Internship Host: The Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, IN

Project: The Indiana State Fair hosts more than 200 events each year, not including the 18 days that encompass the state fair. The fairgrounds house a full-service print shop capable of creating customizable banners, cut-vinyl signage, and more to service the needs of each these events. As an intern in the Sign Shop, Sara learned how to create many types of signs and elements of digital design in the Adobe Creative Suite. She also worked on other creative projects, including a promotional video for the 2014 state fair.

Breann Wininger, '15

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Raydar, Inc. - Evansville, IN

Project: Raydar Incorporated is a government contractor that provides management, technology, and sustainment services. As a member of the Raydar team, Breann was responsible for putting together spreadsheets for large proposals, assisting with code for their website, compiling binders for the COO, and delivering parts when needed. Breann successfully helped Raydar win their large proposal and she plans on assisting them in procuring additional bids.

Blake Wuthrich, '15

Major: Economics

Internship Host: One Southern Indiana - New Albany, IN

Project: Blake 's summer internship was with One Southern Indiana. One Southern Indiana serves as both the local economic development organization and the Chamber of Commerce for Clark and Floyd Counties. Blake spent a majority of his internship working on a membership demographics project. This included the size of member businesses, if they were minority- or woman-owned, the number of full time and part time employees, and the locations of member businesses. This helped One Southern Indiana understand their membership base better.