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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.

Warner Nelson III
BA Accounting
EY - Detroit, MI

“The exposure of being on an actual audit engagement has taught me many valuable lessons that will always stay with me, including time management, multitasking, team communication, and Microsoft Excel. My favorite thing about working with Ernst & Young is the diverse culture. The inclusiveness opens a broad range of different perspectives and has open my mind to thinking differently.”

Taylor Law
BA Accounting
Deloitte - Detroit, MI

“I have learned how to actively listen and effectively network. My favorite internship experience has been getting to know my coworkers and fellow interns inside and outside of work.”

Michelina Ferrini
BA Accounting
Plante Moran - Ann Arbor, MI

“So far, my favorite experience has been the variety of learning opportunities and challenges I’ve faced from job to job. There were limitless opportunities for me to grow my technical, professional, and on-the-job skills.”

Yunyi Liao
MS Accounting
PayPal - San Jose, CA

“Working on the PayPal Corporate Accounting Team gives me exposure to various aspects of accounting and business operation. In addition to the technical work producing financial statements, I participated in end-to-end process improvement projects with people from different departments. It was amazing to see how such a big company as PayPal structures its daily operations and facilitate effective collaboration among thousands of employees.”

Olivia Goyette
BA Supply Chain Management
Hess Corp. - Houston, TX

“Since it is my first internship, I have been able to learn and grow a lot as a young professional. I have been working on value stream mapping the procurement process, so not only have I learned in detail the steps and responsibilities of the procurement role, but also understanding what steps are value added and non-value added.”

Eric Mancik
MBA Supply Chain Management
General Motors - Detroit, MI

“I have learned the importance of perspective, especially when trying to coordinate across a global organization, and how critical a seemingly mundane cultural difference can be. Additionally, how complicated it is to transition organizations and people that are geographically dispersed to a new unified means of operation.”

Dylan Kaulfuss
BA Supply Chain Management
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits - Detroit, MI

“I’ve learned the ins and outs of the operations side of the business, including inventory/logistical software, negotiation tactics, employee management, and process improvement/standardization methods.”

Kami Raby
BA Supply Chain Management
AbbVie - North Chicago, IL

“During this internship, I have learned the value of teamwork and collaboration, and the importance of knowledge in Excel. The experiences that I have had so far have also taught me to be confident in my decisions and not be afraid to ask 'why?' It has been a blessing to work at a company that truly makes a remarkable impact in the lives of our patients.”

Ethan Kok
BA Supply Chain Management
Dow Chemical - Midland, Michigan

“I have learned that supply chain is always changing. Everyone in supply chain has to be able to change and adapt to new ideas and new technology.”

Yusef Tahawi
BA Supply Chain Management
General Motors - Warren, MI

“I worked with the stamping team, where I fine-tuned my Microsoft Office skills, putting what I learned in CSE 101 into practical use. I learned how to better communicate around the office and over the phone using persuasive language.”

Andreana Buterakos
BA Supply Chain Management
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Auburn Hills, MI

“My favorite experience so far has been going behind the scenes for a YouTube video shoot. My project consists of creating a cost strategy for non-broadcast videos, which are becoming a big part of the marketing landscape. Stepping onto the set was like getting a little taste of Hollywood right here in Metro Detroit. Also, going to the shoot allowed to gain a better understanding of what the cost drivers are behind the purchase, which is crucial.”

Timothy Garmo
General Motors - Detroit, MI

“As an MBA, the work is difficult, ambiguous, and strategic. Thus, there is never one right answer to a problem. Rather, it is more important to come to a recommendation in an unbiased manner and to justify a recommendation.”

Karishma Dudani
MS Business Analytics
Deloitte - Detroit, MI

“I have learned that attitude is more important than skills.”

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.”

Abby Andrews
BA Accounting
EY - New York, NY

“This internship experience was surreal. I was able to work on the client site for my entire internship and really see what it would be like to work in public accounting full-time in New York City. My favorite part of the internship was sitting in on client meetings and seeing how the walkthrough step of an audit is completed.”

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