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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.

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.”

Wang Xinran
MS Accounting
Continental - Shanghai, China

“My favorite experience was to analyze a set of data and design an analysis report on bank-accepted drafts. I explored the logic behind the data and found out some key indicators that could describe the overall quality of the drafts. I not only learned useful tools like pivot tables in Excel, but also learned how companies with sound management systems reflect and optimize their processes.”

Tyler Duston
MBA Finance
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI

“I have learned about different factors that go into forecasting, along with problems that are associated with trying to keep accurate, unbiased forecasts.”

Andrew Toloff
BA Finance
Deloitte - Detroit, MI

“My favorite internship experience so far has been using this opportunity to immerse myself in the financial services industry. I have learned about time management, prioritization, and effectively utilizing available resources. Most importantly, though, I have learned that communication is vitally important if you are working in a team.”

TJ Ake
MBA Finance
Lancaster Pollard - Columbus, OH

“My favorite experience has been researching how the firm could implement an equity private placement product for clients. Throughout the summer, I have conducted private placement market research, modeled potential offerings, researched the legal and compliance guidelines, and built a presentation for senior leadership.”

Maxwell Klitzke
BA Supply Chain Management
AFN Logistics - Niles, IL

“I have learned a great deal about the transportation industry and what it is like to work in a fast-paced, growing company environment. My favorite intern experience so far is being able to do meaningful work for AFN and being treated as a team member rather than just an intern.”

Mary Mays
MBA Supply Chain Management
AT Kearney - Chicago, IL

“Some of the things I learned at the internship that couldn’t be learned in a classroom include how to make connections with people quickly in order to develop a good relationship with the client and how to manage a project and its deadlines when I depend on the work of others to complete it.”

Ashley Melnick
MS Marketing Research
Morpace - Farmington Hills, MI

“Throughout my internship at Morpace, I have learned the importance of data checking. It's very crucial to have accurate data so you are able to deliver accurate results to your client. Not only have I been able to expand my skill set, but I have been able to network with many professionals in the market research field.”

Jack Milliken
MBA Marketing
Monumental Sports & Entertainment - Washington, DC

“I have learned to understand the challenges on the business side of the sports industry, how to build different types of launch strategies (email and events), and how to manage social media marketing accounts and strategies.”

Jason Chang
BA Accounting
EY - Detroit, MI

“I learned a lot about auditing and the things I would be doing if I decide to start with this firm or any public accounting firm. I also learned that it is okay to make mistakes and to learn from them and continually grow/improve.”

James McKillop
BA Finance
Bloomfield Capital - Birmingham, MI

“I have learned the fundamentals of real estate valuation from a creditor’s standpoint, and the overall thought process behind making a private equity backed investment. My favorite experience has been visiting properties and directly interacting with potential borrowers.”

Cody Kahrs
MS Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - Detroit, MI

“So far my favorite part of the internship has been putting everything I have learned at MSU the past four years to accomplish and solve real-world tasks and problems. I have learned that communication is the key to success.”

Lauren Wozniak
BA Supply Chain Management
Dow Chemical - Midland, MI

“I have a better understanding of integrated supply chain and what it takes to run such a large company. I have learned a lot about SAP and other data storage programs, which will be helpful in the future. My favorite experience has been getting to know the other interns and being able to make lifelong networks.”

Kayla DeCook
BA Supply Chain Management
Hess Corp. - Houston, TX

“I have developed an appreciation for the amount of effort that goes into implementing lean principles in an organization, as well as the powerful and positive impact that they can yield. I have developed an appreciation for how critical it is to build standard processes and metric keeping, to track progress and accomplishments towards overall improvements.”

Elizabeth Chuang
MBA Supply Chain Management
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Auburn Hills, MI

“My favorite experience so far is that I have the opportunity be exposed to real hands-on experience. Within a short time, I have learned a lot, especially in purchasing. Due to the dynamic, fast-paced environment, the data is constantly changing. You’ll have to take the initiative to clarify in order to move forward and make progress.”

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