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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.

Brandon Snider
MBA, '19
Eaton Aerospace - Jackson, MI

“I really got the chance to be thrown into the life of an HR generalist and see how the role supports a manufacturing facility, from day-to-day tasks like hiring, to union issues and grievance investigations. It was great to get a snapshot of the role. My favorite experience was test-driving specialty vehicles with transmissions made by our Automotive Group. ”

Demi Yang
BA, Supply Chain Management
Cisco Meraki - San Francisco, CA

“An amazing opportunity that I had with Meraki was traveling to Taiwan to meet with suppliers. Experiencing the dynamics of their relationship with East Asian businesses highlighted the challenges of globalization and commemorated the progress to date.”

Christian Tackman
BA, Hospitality Business
Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower at Walt Disney World Resorts - Orlando, FL

“My favorite experience was working with my team to create an unforgettable experience here for a family with the Make-A-Wish foundation. I learned how to be an effective leader and work with a team to create magic every day for our guests. ”

Kara McGlashan
BA, Hospitality Business
Delaware North - Detroit, MI

“I'm interning with Delaware North, a food service and management company. I am working out of Comerica Park, home to the Detroit Tigers, and I am the fine dining and events intern at the stadium. ”

Sarah Michelson
BA, Hospitality Business
Bay Harbor Yacht Club - Bay Harbor, MI

“My favorite experience was seeing the entire process of planning large-scale events and getting the opportunity to learn in a hands-on style. I've learned how to overcome challenges during the planning process and maintain professional decorum even in stressful situations. ”

Shelbie Lock
BA, Hospitality Business
Hilton Worldwide Corporate Headquarters - McLean, VA

“Interns were able to work in the Hilton Innovation Gallery. The gallery is a first-of-its kind incubator and experimental showcase for cutting-edge product developments that will shape the future of Hilton. Some of the inventions included noise-cancellation and sleep-inducing devices for guest rooms. ”

Morgan Yingling
BA, Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Chicago, IL

“I learned the importance of referencing a lot of different information to ensure a company's statements are accurate.”

Ryan Lesser
MS, Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Detroit, MI

“Building relationships are one of the most important, yet forgotten, aspects of working in the accounting field. Networking with other interns, staff, and partners has been one of the best learning experiences of the internship. ”

Maeve Geary
BA, Hospitality Business
Chevy Chase Club - Chevy Chase, MD

“I had the opportunity to be involved in so many different facets of food and beverage within the club like casual dining, fine dining, golf canteen concessions, and large events with thousands of members. I learned many tangible skills important in food and beverage, but I have also learned some Amharic and Spanish from coworkers and many management skills. ”

Mikaela Smith
BA, Hospitality Business
General Mills - Dallas, TX

“My favorite experience so far has been being able to see food service from a different lens. I have worked in restaurants for the past few years, and it's been an invaluable experience to see the business from a manufacturing and distributing standpoint. I have learned that a lot of work goes into getting food onto a table whether that's in restaurants, hotels, schools, etc. I'm extremely grateful to have the opportunity to observe the food-making process from the very beginning. ”

Mackenzie Sappe
BA, Hospitality Business
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle - Seattle, WA

“My favorite experience was the time spent getting to know the incredible ladies and some gentlemen of the housekeeping team. These inspiring people are immigrants to the United States from all around the world. Not one member speaks English as their first language; instead, the languages spoken throughout the halls are Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, French, and many more. Despite the difference in their cultural backgrounds, this team works together on a daily basis to provide 5 star services to our guests. It has been inspiring.”

Fabian Hernandez
BA, Accounting
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Detroit, MI

“My favorite experience was heading to the PwC National Start Training in Orlando, Fla. My experience there was something I'll remember for the rest of my life. I was able to connect with interns from all over the nation and network with other PwC employees of all positions.”

Lauren Johnson
BA, Hospitality Business
The Horseshoe Casino - Hammond, IN

“Not only is it the job of the casino and their employees to make sure people are having fun and enjoying themselves while on the property; but it is also everyone's responsibility to make sure all guests are gaming in a safe and responsible manner. The mix of entertainment and gaming provides for a very exciting but challenging hospitable atmosphere.”

Lizzie Rupinski
BA, Hospitality Business
Detroit Foundation Hotel - Detroit, MI

“I have been able to see how a full-service, boutique hotel operates from many different angles by rotating positions within departments such as food and beverage, events, sales and reservations, and front desk. I have grown as a professional hospitality student throughout my time as an intern at the Detroit Foundation Hotel by being able to take on so many different roles and ensure guest satisfaction and that expectations are either met or exceeded. ”

Jake Vallier
BA, Finance
Quarton International - Birmingham, MI

“One of my favorite experiences was when I had the opportunity to sit in on a call with the CEO and CFO of a very large company who were interested in an acquisition. It was intriguing to hear their thoughts and concerns about a company we were selling, as well as why they were motivated to grow inorganically.”

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