For many Spartans, summer means a break from classes and a chance to put newly gained knowledge into practice. Internships are highly encouraged for students to apply coursework and begin to test the waters of their chosen career path.
This summer, Broad Spartans interned for a diverse collection of businesses large and small, located far and wide. Some stayed on campus and others ventured around the world, all growing their professional experience and making lasting connections.
As students return to campus to continue their journey, enjoy a glimpse into the Broad Spartan summer and see how students were able to acquire new skills and leave their mark on the business world.
Sahil Lakhi Aswani, a senior in accounting, interned at Deloitte in Detroit, Michigan. His favorite experience has been connecting with “amazing professionals from all over the world that I got the opportunity to meet at Deloitte University.” Sahil was also featured as part of MSU’s Spartan Summer series.
Taylor McCrackin, a senior in marketing, interned at Marathon Petroleum in Atlanta, Georgia. “During the 13 weeks of my internship, I have traveled during eight of those weeks,” Taylor said. “Being able to complete my projects and day-to-day tasks while being on the road has been challenging but a skill I will be able to apply during my senior year at MSU and my career beyond.”
Tariq Akeel, a dual-degree MBA/JD student studying finance, interned at Hertz corporate headquarters in Estero, Florida. Tariq shared that “this experience has really allowed me to hone my financial modeling skills and develop business acumen in areas where I was lacking.”
Allison Hughes, a senior in supply chain management, interned at Tesla in Fremont, California. Allison said that her biggest takeaway has been “the importance of building strong relationships with business partners and influencing key stakeholders.”
Arthi Chandrasekaran, an MBA student studying human resource management and marketing Management, interned at Ipsos, a market research firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has had the “opportunity to shadow client meetings with the different vehicle brands located not just in the Detroit area but their offshoot markets in places like Egypt, China, Dubai and even Brazil.”
Travis Johnson, an MBA student studying supply chain management, interned at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. “In addition to learning about Microsoft’s Azure Cloud supply chain, leveraging Microsoft resources to learn new data analytics skills and project management skills, I have learned that the teamwork and collaboration that defines the Broad College and the MBA program is highly relevant,” he said.
Katie Harding, a senior in hospitality business, interned at Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) in Stuttgart, Germany. “I have learned that sometimes it is better to not know what to expect, and to be ready to take life as it comes,” she said. “I truly learned that sometimes you can’t plan what you will gain from an experience, and sometimes you just need to go in without a plan.”
Want to see more Broad Spartan summer experiences? View the Broad Spartan Summer gallery here.