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Intern Profiles

Michigan State University Broad College of Business students travel the world every year on internships. They gain valuable work experience and get an opportunity to make connections that can last a lifetime. For a snapshot of where some of our interns landed this summer and to gain insight into what they learned from the experience, see the interactive page below.

Reid Czepcinski
MS Accounting
BDO USA - Grand Rapids, MI

“Having the opportunity to work in the BDO Grand Rapids office has been a valuable experience – from building on technical skills to gaining insight into the world of tax. As Spartans, we have choices. Every day at BDO I am reassured that I made the right decision in choosing my employer. I feel it is safe to say I have the best job in the best city in the world. Go green!”

Tim Vanderploeg
MBA Marketing
Barilla - Northbrook, IL

“Interning at Barilla gave me the opportunity to work closely with the talented brand managers of a highly respected brand and gain valuable cross-functional management experience. The market research and consumer research I performed, and my resulting recommendations, influenced real-world business decisions and new product innovation strategy. I also enjoyed managing a project in which I worked with Barilla's executive chef to develop recipes and with agencies to produce advertisements.”

Leslie Ruddy
MBA Marketing, Supply Chain
US Cellular - Chicago, IL

“I have had the opportunity to create a recommendation for a new product service and perform several analyses on the industry. Through these projects, I have been able to learn more about the industry and company, and get a better understanding of what components are involved in developing a go-to-market strategy.”

Damiano Baroncelli
MBA Marketing, Finance
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Auburn Hills, MI

“I have learned how a large corporation with a flat organization and a matrix structure is organized. The success depends on the relationships and the collaboration you are able to build, the passion for your work, and the impact that the assigned projects have for the organization.”

Monique Harris
BA Accounting
KPMG - Detroit, MI

“My favorite experience working at KPMG is the appreciation the staff gives one another for even the simplest tasks. From this internship I've learned even some of the highest-ranked professionals in a firm can be the most humble people you will ever meet, and they are rooting for your success.”

Brittany Young
MBA Marketing
Kellogg - Battle Creek, MI

“I have learned how to analyze all the factors that affect target consumers throughout their day and how to understand their needs to be able to develop a successful product for them.”

Matthew Bowery
MS Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - Detroit, MI

“During my internship, I had the pleasure of shadowing PwC’s Vice Chairman and U.S. Tax Leader Mark Mendola. This incredible experience provided me with invaluable exposure and career insights as well as enduring professional connections.”

Carson Hotaling
BA Supply Chain Management
General Motors - Warren, MI

“I have learned about the sourcing process for purchasing interior components.”

Anthony Simon
BA Finance
Doeren Mayhew - Troy, MI

“The best way to learn is by getting hands on experience, and with special projects designed to advance my finance, accounting, computer, and communication skills, I have progressed in learning the day-to-day operations of a business firm. My favorite internship experience was being able to go out of town and assist with an audit by preparing documents and analyzing data in Boston, MA.”

Norah (Nuo) Xu
MS Accounting
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board - Washington, DC

“My internship at Office of Research and Analysis not only provides me with a great opportunity to put what I’ve learned into actual work, but also inspires me to further pursue my interest in accounting and information systems. I capture raw financial data and analyze them to provide useful information to users, and it is really great to see the process from the beginning to the end.”

Shawna Stewart
BA Accounting
EY - New York, NY

“I have learned how to embrace different cultures and backgrounds in a professional setting, meeting new friends and professionals and learning about how they do business in their field of work.”

William Crimmins
BA Supply Chain Management
Motorola Solutions - Schaumburg, IL

“During my time at Motorola Solutions, I've developed a much better understanding of how procurement works and have obtained important knowledge and skills related to customer relationship management, sourcing strategy, and business analytics.”

Alyssa Sitek
BA Supply Chain Management
General Motors - Warren, MI

“Time management is extremely important in the purchasing side of an automotive company. No day is the same so you really have to balance your time wisely to make sure you get stuff done.”

Sydney Hauska
BA Finance
General Motors - Warren, MI

“I have learned how to ask the right questions in order to build a sound financial model.”

Carly Hilliard
BA Supply Chain Management
Stryker - Portage, MI

“My favorite part of my internship so far has been going on a delivery for the Neptune. We got to help deliver the product to the hospital and not only see the backend of logistics, but also the product being delivered directly to the customer. I've always been interested in the health field, so working for Stryker has given me the best of both worlds.”

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