Business Scholars Program

Project-Based Internship Placements - Summer 2016

Naren Agarwal

Naren Agarwal '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Anmol Healthcare (P) Ltd.

Project: Naren interned during the summer of 2016 with Anmol Healthcare (P) Ltd., headquartered in Kolkata, India. He helped the company diversify their mainline products and generated a vision for an entire new range of products. His internship also involved developing a new product for rural eastern India, keeping socio-economic status, community and culture in mind.  He completed local market research and improved his collaboration and problem solving skills.

 

 

Chris Amstutz

Chris Amstutz '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Accredited Wealth Management

Project: Chris interned with Accredited Wealth Management in Louisville, KY. This startup company serves as fiduciary investors for  clients with around $25 million in assets under management. Chris spent his summer doing market analysis, research and marketing. It was a hands-on look at the business of wealth management and also privided the opportunity to work on interesting projects. The small size of the company allowed for a flexible learning approach that allowed Chris to decide if he was interested in investing.

 

Araba Arthur

Araba Arthur '17

Major: Geology

Internship Host: St. Vincent Hospital Foundation

Project: Araba interned at St. Vincent Hospital Foundation located in Indianapolis, IN. The foundation raises funds to benefit St. Vincent and its patients. To do this, the foundation organizes fundraising events and campaigns in the hospital and the community. During her internship, Araba focused on organizing funds in the foundation according to departments and proposed fund usage. Additionally, she created a budget and expansion plan for the expansion of the "Reach Out and Read" program in the Ascension network. She also worked with the hospital's Volunteer Services to hire volunteers and write articles for the hospital's newsletter.

 

Jenna Auber

Jenna Auber '17

Major: History

Internship Host: Columbus Historical Society

Project: Jenna interned at the Columbus Historical Society, located in Columbus, Ohio. The society's main tasks are to preserve and promote the history of Central Ohio. As an archival intern, she organized and promoted their current exhibit, Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories. She also had the opportunity to process and preserve a collection dating back to the 1830s. Jenna learned how collections are donated and housed within historical societies, as well as how to promote them to the public.

Flavia Barbosa

Flavia Barbosa '17

Major: Anthropology

Internship Host: Adus

Project: Adus is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services for refugees in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the purpose of assisting with their reintegration process to Brazilian culture. Flavia developed a research project in order to better understand the culture shocks faced by refugees when arriving in the country. She was in charge of a group of volunteers, taught a research methods workshop, and created a research manual and chronogram. Through this experience, Flavia was able to improve her leadership skills and learn about the work environment of a nonprofit organization.

Jacob Baumann

Jacob Baumann '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: One Southern Indiana

Project: Jacob interned at One Southern Indiana in New Albany, IN.  One Southern Indiana (1si) is the Lead Economic Development Organization (LEDO) and Chamber of Commerce for Clark and Floyd Counties on the Indiana side across from Louisville, Kentucky.  The goal of One Southern Indiana is to equip businesses with the resources they need to grow and develop along with bringing prospective companies to our region.  Jacob collected information for the Business Resource and Economic Development arms of the organization in hopes of creating revenue generating programs for the organization.

Jacob Bell

Jacob Bell '17

Major: Philosophy

Internship Host: Springbuk

Project: Jacob interned at Springbuk Healthcare Analytics in Carmel, Indiana. During his time at Springbuk he worked with the sales department, aiding in prospecting and qualifying potential customers. One of his major projects involved cataloging a large number of potential prospects into the Salesforce program to aid in uniformity of data. He also worked to enhance the Springbuk software by researching diseases and their potential remedies.

Brian Benson

Brian Benson '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Office H20

Project: Brian completed his summer internship at Office H2O, a family-owned company that sells bottle-less water coolers to businesses across the state of Indiana. By selling bottle-less water coolers, Office H2O hopes to reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating bottles and jugs. Brian created an email marketing campaign, which consisted of taking old business cards gathered by the sales representatives, and emailing the prospects to gain interest in Office H2O. By doing the email campaign, Brian was able to get Office H2O's sales representatives several appointments, and of those appointments, Office H2O gained 11 new customers.

 

Henry Boots

Henry Boots '17

Major: Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Internship Host: FirstPerson

Project: Henry worked as a Wellness intern with FirstPerson Advisors, a multi-faceted business advisory firm based in Indianapolis, IN. Originally offering Benefits and Compensation services, the company's strong leadership has enabled the business to grow to offer services in everything from Communications to Leadership Development and Corporate Wellness. Henry primarily collaborated with team members to organize and manage the delivery of a new client-facing online platform as well as update and write impact reports for client wellness services. Henry's work produced quarterly wellness seminars, insurance materials, and newsletter columns which are published on the company's GoLiveSmart.com online platform.

Hakey Brown

Haley Brown '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Project: Haley interned for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in Washington, D.C. Haley was a legislative intern. The Senator, a Democrat from Ohio, represents the 12 million constituents in the Buckeye state. During the summer, Haley's main responsibility was to help the office field phone calls and voicemails in a timely manner and work with the legislative correspondents to respond to the concerns.  Haley also attended briefings and hearings in various issues areas, mainly focusing on Health policy.  Haley also had the opportunity to work with the Senator's Chief of Staff and Legislative Director on two different special projects throughout the summer.   

Kinsey Brown

Kinsey Brown '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Project: Kinsey worked as a Marketing intern at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan located outside of Nashville, Tennessee. She maintained the Instagram and Facebook accounts, keeping them continuously updated with the daily activities at the camp.  Kinsey wrote press releases for special events at Widjiwagan, including the first Widji Pumpkin Fest which took place in October and was a huge success. Her main project was coordinating the end of the year banquet which was also very successful and well attended.

 

Brett Burke

Brett Burke '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Tech 24

Project: Brett interned for Tech 24, a Commercial Food Repair organization. Brett worked at the headquarters as a Billing Specialist. His tasks consisted of working on a billing interface and running through calls in which the company serviced to specific businesses. He also handled concerns from customers and collaborated with other departments. Brett's internship provided a good corporate work experience and allowed him to get an idea of what a billing division of a service company really entails.

Cameron Childers

Cameron Childers '17

Major: Environmental Science: Geochemistry

Internship Host: US Army Corps of Engineers

Project: Cameron interned for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Park Ranger at Mississinewa Lake. USACE is a federal agency under the Department of Defense that is responsible for investigating, developing, and maintaining the nation's water and related environmental resources.  At Mississinewa Lake, alongside offering recreational opportunities, USACE is responsible for the protection of downstream property and welfare through flood control.  Cameron's responsibilities included general upkeep of areas around the lake, educating the public about water safety, and assisting with maintenance repairs to the dam.

 

Taylor Childers

Taylor Childers '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: The Athenaeum Foundation

Project: Taylor interned for a non-profit organization called The Athenaeum Foundation.  The foundation manages the operations and tenants within The Historic Athenaeum building on Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis, IN.  Taylor was responsible for updating basic foundation data, sending thank you cards, securing donations of water and gift cards, and most importantly for the execution of a large scale mid-summer event called The Summer Soiree. At the close of the very successful event, Taylor felt pride and a sense of accomplishment.

 

Dillon Craig

Dillon Craig '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Pinnacle Inc.

Project: Dillon interned in Planning and Analysis for the company Pinnacle Inc. The company has over 14 casinos across the nation including Belterra Casino located in Veyvay, Indiana. The internship consisted of collecting data from all aspects of the property and interpreting the result through graphs and analysis. The position required excel skills and the ability to interpret data results. Examples of projects completed were labor analysis, competitive summaries, and overtime analysis.

Riki Crowe

Riki Crowe '17

Major: English

Internship Host: Nextgear Capital

Project: Riki interned at Nextgear Capital, a company that provides credit lines for car dealerships.  Riki explored the process of floor planning vehicles. She learned every task involved in the flooring process and also gained knowledge of the underwriting process.  Riki then focused on creating training material concerning the floor planning process for Account Executives in the field.

 Mackenzie Dean

Mackenzie Dean '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Williamson, Inc.

Project: After interning at Williamson, Inc. (Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, TN) Mackenzie says, "why intern with one company when you can work WITH hundreds of businesses?" She worked with leaders from executives of worldwide corporations and with new entrepreneurs running a one-man shop. Mackenzie realized that all businesses large and small are equally important for economic health. Most importantly, she learned that a successful community is built by independent, hardworking, supportive people.

 

Graham Denning

Graham Denning '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Sun King Brewery

Project: Graham was part of a team of thirteen interns for Sun King Brewery. Graham's tasks included packing promotion bins for events, getting coolers ready, doing odd jobs around the brewery, and working on a Community Partner project.  He also gained experience working with customers through special events such as GenCom, Carmel Fest and others.

 

Rafael Di Maio

Rafael Di Maio '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: 2SV

Project: 2SV Sports is a company focused on placing student athletes from Brazil into Universities and High Schools in the United States. 2SV is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Chile, and Orlando, Florida. Rafael worked full-time at the Sao Paulo's office, where the main decisions are taken and where most of the applicants are usually from.

 

 

 

Matthew Eldridge

Matthew Eldridge '17

Major: Biology

Internship Host: South Florida Museum

Project: Matthew interned at South Florida Museum in Bradenton FL. South Florida Museum is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a museum, aquarium and planetarium. Matthew was given the opportunity to work with the world's oldest manatee "Snooty", who turned 68 during the internship. Matthew was also in charge of setting up a citywide event to celebrate Snooty's birthday, while raising awareness to protect manatees in their natural habitat.

Valdemar Engel

Valdemar Engel '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Big Ass Solutions

Project: Valdemar interned in the sales department of Big Ass Solutions in Lexington, KY. Big Ass Solutions engineers and manufactures innovative high-end ceiling fans for both private and industrial use as well as top of the line lighting solutions. His main position was to be a liaison for the sales floor by gathering critical information from customers and then coordinating the right specialists with the correct projects. He spent most of his time at their headquarters in Lexington, KY.

Brittany Ferrell

Brittany Ferrell '17

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Hope House Christian Counseling Center

Project: Brittany interned at Hope House Christian Counseling Center in Sinking Spring, Ohio. Hope House provides professional counseling services in the following areas: addiction, children's, general, grief and marital. Brittany was involved in Marketing and Event Planning for Hope House. She worked to bring the organization a fresh perspective that helped market their services and increase their target audience. Her efforts paid off as the clientele more than doubled by the end of the summer.

Enrico Franchini

Enrico Franchini '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Probo Medical

Project: Probo Medical purchases and resells used and refurbished medical equipment worldwide. With an extensive stock of imaging equipment along with a strong focus on repair and refurbishment, Probo can provide high-quality inventory across the healthcare community.
 As an International Sales representative, Enrico was responsible for growing company revenue through proactive business development, intensive negotiation and highly responsive customer service outside of the US with a concentration in Europe and Latin America.

 

 Jace Gentil

Jace Gentil '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Scottish Rite

Project: Jace interned for the world headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry's House of the Temple. He gave tours of the historic building and authored articles for their nationally circulated magazine, The Scottish Rite Journal. He also wrote, directed and starred in a short promotional video highlighting behind-the-scenes details of the ancient structure. He gained valuable insight on organizational communication, social media strategy, writing for the media and public communication. His daily duties, in addition to conducting tours, consisted of assisting the head archivist and acting as a liaison between the public and the Supreme Council.

Adam Goepfrich

Adam Goepfrich '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Springbuk

Project: Springbuk is a health analytics company that sells computer software out of Carmel, IN. For Adam's internship, he had the opportunity to see how sales in this company corresponded and competed within the health care industry. He was able to successfully build up a prospect list and qualify over 500 leads. He also completed a statistical analysis with certain trend costs dealing with company wellness initiatives. From this and other studies, Adam was able to show a growing trend within businesses and health care, highlighting the importance of Springbuk.

Drew Gowan

Drew Gowan '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Nine13sports

Project: Nine13sports is a nonprofit company started by Tom Hanley. It is a bicycle exercise program that is designed for all ages but is typically implemented in gym classes for elementary through high school age kids, or in Boys and Girls Clubs. Drew helped set up the bikes and interacted with the kids on a daily basis. He also wrote blog posts for the company and shadowed Tom during business meetings. He learned a great deal about the nonprofit business and how much work and perseverance it takes to start your own company.

 

Malik Hairston

Malik Hairston '17

Major: Art

Internship Host: Communications and Marketing at Hanover College

Project: Malik interned with the Communications and Marketing Department at Hanover College.  He worked specifically with graphic design, enhancing his skills using Adobe products while under deadlines.  Malik gained a great deal of experience.

Jake Hally

Jake Hally '17

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Brownsburg Parks

Project: Brownsburg Parks offers over 250 acres of land along with recreation programs and special events for the community. Jake spent his time in all areas of the parks and recreation department, varying from participation in youth programs, marketing at community events, and sitting in on administrative meetings. Noted accomplishments include commanding the Google Trekker project, bubble soccer with youth programs, and town research via one-on-one interviews with department directors and elected officials of Brownsburg.

Cassey Higdon

Cassey Higdon '17

Major: Art

Internship Host: Blush on Main

Project: Cassey Higdon at Blush on Main, a women's clothing boutique in downtown Madison, IN. Cassey was responsible for weekly window displays, planning social media posts, and tracking current and incoming inventory. One of Cassey's biggest accomplishments while interning at Blush consisted of her setting up and installing the current POS system and training all employees on the software. Cassey gained experience in sales, marketing, networking, entrepreneurship and co-branding.

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan '17

Major: History

Internship Host: Hendricks Regional Health

Project: Jim was an Administrative intern at Hendricks Regional Health in the Indianapolis area. Hendricks is a community health network that promotes total wellness. Jim provided hands-on support for a variety of healthcare administrative projects including research on market trends and software solutions, as well as other operational functions for Matt Browning, Executive Director of the Quality Resource Management department. He also collaborated with critical discussions regarding healthcare facility planning and quality resource management.

 

Austin Holloway

Austin Holloway '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Tucker Homes

Project: Austin's internship host was with Tucker Homes in Bright, IN. Tucker Homes is a home remodeling and construction company that provides home buyers with value, quality, and selection, resulting in the organization being one of the most highly respected home builders in Southeastern Indiana.  Austin's primary tasks included the accounting and bookkeeping for three sub-syndicates. Additionally, Austin assisted with the daily operations of a subsidiary that provides the community with 150 housing units. With the support of the Tucker Homes staff, Austin was able to maintain the leasing records of more than 400 individuals, while assisting with complaints, needs, or questions that might arise with leases or the physical integrity of new apartments.

Dylan Huber

Dylan Huber '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Whitewater Motors

Project: Whitewater Motors, Brookville, IN,  is an independent used car dealership and was voted the 2015 Indiana Independent Quality Dealer of the Year. Dylan worked in the financial department and was responsible for accounts receivable in regard to purchases from dealers and auctions. He entered the purchase product data into the online system and analyzed the data and cost in order to provide accurate price information to the sales team.

Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indiana State Fair

Project:  Diane Jackson was the Marketing Intern for the 2016 Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. She was tasked with completing several projects over the course of her internship. From developing the Indiana State Fair mobile application, to overseeing the official social media outlets over the course of the fair, to designing marketing materials for the Indiana State Fair Foundation, to photographing the concerts and other events during the Fair, her summer was filled with a lot of opportunities to learn and have fun. 

 

Ben Katchur

Ben Katchur '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Indiana State Medical Association

Project: Ben's internship was with the Indiana State Medical Association in Indianapolis. The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is a federation of county and district medical societies across Indiana. With more than 7,500 members, the ISMA's mission is helping the state's physicians provide the best possible health care for their patients. Ben was involved with legal research and helped draft new policies for the company handbook, in addition to assisting with the daily activities of the general counsel.  Ben also attended Medical Licensing Board meetings and wrote articles for the legal section of the association's monthly magazine. 

Dakota Kwasny

Dakota Kwasny '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: AIDS Resource Center

Project: Dakota interned with the Government and Public Affairs department at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) in Milwaukee. The main focus of his internship was to research federal AIDS funding through the Ryan White HIV-AIDS Program. This program distributes funding to states, cities, and even directly to hospitals or clinics that meet a certain criteria. The ultimate goal of this research was to discover how the formula for this funding could be rewritten to properly address the evolving AIDS epidemic by providing more funding to the states that need it. Bill Keeton, the vice president of the department, was directly involved in the process. At the end of the internship, when a finished product was presented, Mr. Keeton sent the new formula to other HIV/AIDS programs across the country, but also noted that there was little chance the new formula would get very far.

 

Jessie Lamb

Jessie Lamb '17

Major: Spanish

Internship Host: SuperATV

Project: During her internship with SuperATV in Madison, Indiana, Jessie translated all of the company's Human Resource documents to Spanish and worked as an interpreter for Spanish-speaking customers. She also interpreted insurance information for SuperATV's Spanish-speaking employees, analyzed and presented inside sales information and assisted in organizing their operations in their new location. The outcomes of this project were not only an updated, bilingual set of documents for SuperATV, but a job offer post-graduation.

Gaby Leith

Gaby Leith '17

Major: Chemistry

Internship Host: Hanover College Chemistry Department

Project: Gaby interned with the chemistry department at Hanover College. She was responsible for replicating experiments from academic papers and running chemical analysis tests to determine the structure and purity. The analysis included spectroscopy and chromatography using instrumentation.  With the analysis, she was able to make adjustments to the ratio of chemicals within the reaction to produce a more favorable result. Gaby learned how to present her findings in a professional setting and about specific organic chemistry reactions. 

 

Paige Lennartz

Paige Lennartz '17

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: CASA

Project: Paige worked with East Central Indiana CASA, this is an organization that acts a voice for children who are in the court system due to some form of abuse and/or neglect. While Paige was there, she was responsible for planning the Silent Auction for their primary fundraiser they have every fall. The Silent Auction, that she planned, ended up raising more than $2,600, which was a 28% increase from the previous year.

 

Taylor Lile

Taylor Lile '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: HEALTHCAREfirst

Project: Taylor worked for HEALTHCAREfirst (Powered by Deyta Analytics) out of Louisville, Kentucky where he was a business analyst within the Information Technology (IT) department. HEALTHCAREfirst is one of the leading providers of analyzing healthcare quality survey data for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

John Marvel

John Marvel '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Mother's Grilled Wings

Project: John worked for Mother's Grilled Wings, a chicken wing manufacturer based out of Madison, Indiana.  His work was focused on sales and promotional marketing which involved personal sales visits to restaurant owners in the Louisville area. He also assisted with an upgrade of the company's social media in addition to updating FDA shipment documentation. Mother's planned expansion will put wings into 102 Kroger locations. John's plans included monitoring and updating the social media platforms through the school year.

 

Samantha McCain

Samantha McCain '17

Major: Art History

Internship Host: Indianapolis Museum of Art

Project: Samantha worked at the IMA in the photography department as the Horticulture Photography Intern. Her summer-long project included documenting blooming areas in the grounds and gardens of the IMA. She also photographed summer camps and various IMA events. Her images were published in a book spotlighting the IMA and in a spread within the Fall 2016 issue of the IMA magazine. She learned how to effectively use professional grade Canon cameras as well as edit her photographs using Adobe photography programs.

Molly McCurdy

Molly McCurdy '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: WGU

Project: Molly had the opportunity to take the lead on several projects while interning at WGU.  She developed strategies and advanced communications.  She also organized scholarship presentations and created a social media campaign for the Indiana State Fair.  Using community outreach tactics, she worked with various partnership organizations and attended conferences on behalf of WGU.

Mal McElroy

Mal McElroy '17

Major: French

Internship Host: French-American Chamber of Commerce

Project: Mal was a Member Associate for the Philadelphia French-American Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest bi-national chambers in Pennsylvania. Mal used her design skills to improve the website, create multiple FACC logos, and finalize the program for the 26th Annual Fête. Mal was also heavily involved in the financial reconciliation process and worked closely with her supervisor to find and correct discrepancies and prepare for the summer board meeting. 

 

Alex McSweeney

Alex McSweeney '17

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Gilda's Club

Project: Alex interned at Gilda's Club of Louisville over this past summer. Gilda's Club is a non-profit organization that serves as a cancer support community. Their mission is to help those who are affected by cancer in their lives. Alex analyzed data and planned and organized events for the organization. He also served as a camp counselor in the annual kid's summer camp. If an individual has cancer or knows anybody who has or has had cancer, they can attend group sessions and participate in events and activities that help teach these people how to use their negative experience in a positive manner.

Emily Miller

Emily Miller '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)

Project: Emily worked with both Marketing and External Affairs and was responsible for writing numerous Marketing and Public Relations pieces. In addition, she worked on analytics projects and promoted the IMA on social media. She gained experience in hands-on marketing for the IMA at multiple events in downtown Indianapolis. Emily also wrote an article about the IMA's summer interns that will be featured in the Fall 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Museum of Art magazine.

Evan Miller

Evan Miller '17

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Hanover College Archives

Project: Evan worked at the Joseph Wood Evans Memorial Special Collections and Archives Center at Hanover College. The archive's mission is to preserve and make accessible the history of both Hanover College and the surrounding community. Evan gained experience in processing and handling collections, performing tasks such as research, preservation, and digitization of photographs and maintaining library records. Evan processed and researched over 500 photographs this summer and discovered many stories about student life at Hanover College during the late 1800's.

Kyle Mundon

Kyle Mundon '17

Major: History

Internship Hosts: Probo Medical

Project: Kyle worked as a Marketing Intern for Probo Medical based in Fishers, Indiana. Probo is a company that focuses on the repair and resale of used ultrasound equipment, such as ultrasound machines and probes. It is a rapidly growing company that has seen rapid expansion since its inception in 2014, and is also leading a humanitarian effort to bring ultrasound technology to underdeveloped regions across the globe. Kyle's main task was the development and implementation of a Social Media Marketing campaign in order to increase awareness of Probo's brand and mission in the greater Indianapolis area.

Zac Newkirk

Zac Newkirk '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Ed Denning Allstate Insurance Group

Project: Zac interned at the Ed Denning Allstate Insurance Group in Camby, IN. Allstate provides insurance of all areas in order to protect people from life's biggest losses. During his internship, Zac worked in sales and was responsible for calling prospective clients and preparing insurance quotes that would best suit their needs. Zac gained better communication skills from this internship and gained real world experience in sales. 

Mallory Noble

Mallory Noble '17

Major: French

Internship Host: KOIT Global Investments

Project: KOIT Global Investments is an EB-5 regional center covering the Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee regions. The company is commissioned to create economic growth through the investment of foreign capital into development projects within the Midwest region. Mallory was responsible for researching and discovering five emerging markets in countries around the world that could hold potential for EB-5 investors. She also organized numerous databases, created documents and presentations the company could use with future clientele, and participated in several networking events in the metropolitan Louisville area.

 Eric O'Risky

Eric O'Risky '17

Major: Geology

Internship Host: Jeff Thompson & Sons Oil Production

Project: Eric interned for Jeff Thompson & Sons Oil Production.  His work consisted of locating and extracting crude oil in Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana.  Eric had the opportunity to experience every facet of a small oil company, including installing and maintaining oil wells and pumps, reading electric logs to locate possible oil reserves, and helping with the placement of water injection wells for water flooding.  This internship provided Eric with valuable knowledge and hands on experience.

Ellie Powell

Ellie Powell '17

Major: Psychology

Internship Hosts: Access Behavioral Analysis

Projects: Ellie interned for Access Behavioral Analysis, a therapy clinic that specializes in autism treatment and ABA-certified therapy for children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral challenges. Access Behavior Analysis offers each of their clients' families an individualized treatment behavioral plan for their child, including both social and learning goals. Ellie worked every day on a one-on-one basis with an autistic child as a therapist alongside ABA-certified behavior analysts. Ellie was responsible for meeting the child's learning goals daily and weekly, and teaching the child how to develop imperative skills that would be appropriate in a kindergarten classroom.

 

Danielle Rehor

Danielle Rehor '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: CNC Computer Technologies

Project: Danielle interned for CNC Computer Technologies, a computer consulting firm located in southern Indiana. CNC provides technology solutions and support for computer and server hardware and software. The clientele of CNC Computer Technologies is primarily small and medium sized companies in Southern Indiana, Louisville, and Indianapolis. Most of the clients are law firms, non-profits, doctor's office, medical billing offices, as well as a few schools and industrial offices.  Danielle was able to use this internship to gained insight on small corporations, problem solving, and creating and maintaining client relationships. Her duties included marketing and website development, IT support and hardware installation.

Alyssa Retske

Alyssa Retske '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Dyer Town Administrator

Project: Alyssa interned with the Town Administrator for the Town of Dyer, Indiana. The Town Administrator works closely with the Town Council and other Boards and Commissions to develop the Town and find solutions to its problems. She helped analyze budget information with the Town Administrator so he could develop a new budget for the Town. She also helped prepare for Town meetings and worked with citizens to address their concerns. This internship gave Alyssa great experience in local government and helped her make decisions about her future career.

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Megan Richey

Megan Richey '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Franklin Heritage Inc.

Project: As Corporate Sales intern for the Charlotte Motor Speedway, I gained valuable marketing, management, and event coordinating skills needed to cohesively run a department line.  From speaking to clientele, to batch logging the credit card statement, to making sure the event "Run of Show" was running to plan; I have marketed myself to be a successful, leading business woman.

 

 Kaitlin Sanders

Kaitlin Sanders '17

Major: Music

Internship Host: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Foundation

Project: Kaitlin served as a special event fundraising intern for Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's foundation, which provides philanthropic support for KentuckyOne Health facilities and programs in the Louisville market.  In this role, Kaitlin  solicited, tracked and acknowledged silent auction items valued at over $10,000 for Boots and BBQ, supporting Our Lady of Peace Hospital, and the Doctors Ball, one of the largest black-tie fundraising events in the state. 

Melissa Schenkel

Melissa Schenkel '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network

Project: Melissa was an administrative intern at The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, IN. Working closely with high level executives, she assisted with various projects including a community outreach program, data collection, and solving issues to improve ratings. Through her internship, Melissa was able to establish connections with high level executives and learn about the skills required to be successful in the field of hospital administration.

Max Schroeder

Max Schroeder '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Springbuk

Project: Springbuk is a population health solution for brokers, employers, and onsite clinics. Their software is user-friendly and empowers the employer to view real time data on current healthcare spend. As a client success intern, Max had numerous responsibilities. He audited, created custom reporting, and spoke to customers regarding issues related to Springbuk's software. Max's greatest accomplishment was automating most of the monthly billing process. Through the creation of Macros using Microsoft Excel's VBA programming software, he both expedited this process and made it more accurate.

 

Tucker Schultz

Tucker Schultz '17

Major: Geology

Internship Host: IMI

Project: Irving Materials, Inc. is a concrete and aggregate supplier company with a strong reputation in the Midwest and southern U.S.  Tucker worked as a representative of the Quality Control department for local and state jobsites gaining experience in lab and jobsite testing of concrete.  Tucker also gained an understanding of how sales, production, and quality control departments operated together to form one goal and be successful. 

 

Elizabeth Sherman

Elizabeth Sherman '17

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Jefferson County District Courts

Project: Elizabeth interned at the Jefferson County District Courts in Louisville, KY under the supervision of the honorable Judge Erica Lee Williams. Elizabeth assisted Judge Williams in court preparations in regards to Small Claims cases, in addition to observing other courts, including: Criminal District and Traffic Court, Disability and Mental Inquest Courts, Interpersonal Protective Orders/Dating Violence (IPO), and Eviction Court. She searched through default deposition cases and highlighted the relevant information for the Judge to confirm that the necessary changes were made before she signed the cases. Elizabeth shadowed a number of Prosecutors for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Sheriffs, and did work with the County Clerk's Office.

Jack Simon

Jack Simon '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

Project: LFUCG exists as the local governmental entity for Lexington, Kentucky and the greater Fayette County community.  Within the Department of Historic Preservation, Jack focused his efforts on conducting property value research which would assist the organization in its attempts to concretely show the economic benefits of historical preservation.  Jack was proud to provide the Department of Historic Preservation with in-depth analysis of Lexington property values suggesting the tremendous impact historic preservation has on property value.

Haley Spalding

Haley Spalding '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Project: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Haley worked as the Digital Marketing intern and was in charge of scheduling social media posts, collecting and analyzing data and doing market research on the digital screens throughout the museum. She learned about the branding of the museum, writing and creating comparative analysis reports, filling out creative briefs and constructing social media posts. Additionally, she improved her Photoshop skills and used Photoshop to create graphics that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum would post on their social accounts.

JB Stackhouse

J.B. Stackhouse '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Grand River Academy

Project: Grand River Academy is an all boys college preparatory boarding school located in Austinburg, Ohio. GRA teachers help their students achieve a high level of academic, social and athletic success. J.B. interned with the administrations Advancement and Admissions teams and attended weekly strategy meetings, spoke with alumni on recent events, and hosted prospective families on tours.

 

 

Ivy Stevens

Ivy Stevens '17

Major: Co-Creative Design

Internship Host: Quest Outdoors

Project: Ivy evaluated the state of the company and presented three products / ideas for Quest to consider: a cooler sling, a roof rack for soft top Jeeps and scheduling software. The roof rack is currently in the design phase with Rhino Racks and is being considered for production. The scheduling software would considerably reduce the number of man hours used to create the weekly schedules. This software is in the process of being implemented.

 Emily Tandy

Emily Tandy '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Mentor Apparel

Project: Emily's internship was with Mentor Apparel in Indianapolis. Mentor Apparel is a women's branded apparel that flatters any body type, is appropriate at any life stage and makes women feel like women. Emily worked directly with the owner of the company and assisted her with daily activities. She was also involved with promoting the line on social media and attending meetings with local businesses to gain customers. Additionally, Emily coordinated a photo-shoot at Hamilton South Eastern high school where models wore the Mentor Apparel line.

 

Layne Taylor

Layne Taylor '17

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Poly Group, LLC

Project: Layne worked as a market research intern for Poly Group, LLC in New Albany, Indiana. The start-up has the mission to commercialize and sell Nouvex, a new antimicrobial additive technology created at Purdue University, to several companies across many different markets. Layne's role was to validate and compare projections made for the year 2015 with the actual market values, provide an update on any market dynamic changes that have occurred since 2010, and run market projections out to the year 2020.

Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office

Project: Trent interned for the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office in Madison, Indiana. His duties included assisting prosecutors and court officials in a variety of tasks, attending daily court sessions, and conducting legal research. Trent also had the opportunity to voice his opinion regarding cases and learn through hands-on experiences. His internship allowed him to gain valuable knowledge about the legal system, improve his legal research skills, and discover what the life of a lawyer is like. This internship assisted Trent in confirming his life goals, as he plans to attend law school after graduating from Hanover College.

 

 

Cami Trachtman

Cami Trachtman '17

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Methodist Hospital

Project: Cami had the opportunity to intern with Indiana University Health's Community Outreach and Engagement department at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Cami's time was split between volunteer coordination and event planning, and community benefit reporting. Cami helped plan the IU Health Day of Service by recruiting volunteers, creating communications plans, and handling event logistics. Cami also helped analyze and respond to community health needs identified across the state, including obesity prevention, K-12 education, access to healthcare, behavioral health, and substance abuse.

 

Rebecca Tumlin

Rebecca Tumlin '17

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Therapeutic Recreation Department.

Project: Rebecca interned for Cincinnati Recreation Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department. This particular department focuses on children ages 12-18 years of age with mental and physical disabilities. The camp focused on helping the campers reach their individual goals at camp while also working on social skills on field trips. Rebecca worked one on one with a child with physical and mental disabilities in a group setting. She also helped her camper achieve the goals provided by the child's school system by participating in different recreational activities such as swimming and sports. The child's goals included objectives such as using eye gazing to make a decision or grasping objects for a period of time.

Karlee VanDerWeele

Karlee VanDerWeele '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Indiana State Fair

Project: Karlee worked for the Indiana State Fair this summer as an Entry department intern. She was in charge of providing customer service to exhibitors and department staff before and during the fair. These duties included helping exhibitors sign up to exhibit, organizing awards, and assisted department staff in learning the State Fair's online check-in program.

Cam Veach

Cam Veach '17

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Office H20

Project: Sales

Vivian Waddle

Vivian Waddle '17

Major: International Studies

Internship Host: Hndrd

Project: Hndrd is a not-for-profit organization that creates a sustainable means of providing humanitarian aid through the creation of small businesses. 100% of the net profits go toward funding philanthropic projects. Vivian worked in several areas over the summer, but her main focus was on marketing and development. She created several new connections for Hndrd, including adding an international partner to their e-commerce website and increasing their Facebook likes by more than 10% during the first few weeks of her internship.

Brianna White

Brianna White '17

Major: English

Internship Host: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Project: Brianna's primary project was to act as project lead for the Community Development Block Grant, a national grant that is distributed at a local level. She communicated regularly with the City Planning Commission, KVML employees, and other parties key to the completion of the grant. Brianna wrote portions of the grant, then organized and delivered the proposal to the City Planning Office. Brianna also organized and operated the KVML booth at ArtMix's Arts for All Festival. She assisted in the planning and execution of other community events, including the Tim O'Brien speaking engagement done in conjunction with PBS-WFYI and the Vonnegut Sessions with Danny Barnes. She also edited the monthly newsletters, gave tours of the museum, assisted patrons in the gift shop, and stocked shelves as needed.