SBE Internship Expo Program Summer 2021

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EXPO Summer 2021

UW-STEVENS POINT SBE INTERNS SUMMER 2021

Welcome...................................................................................................... 3 Insights of Interns................................................................................. 4-68

David Ahrens.............................................4 Molly Baker. ..............................................5 Nolan Bell..................................................6 Allison Berger............................................7 Alec Braatz................................................8 Derek Czech..............................................9 Andrew Dempsey....................................10 Sophia Drosdick......................................11 Thomas Fisher....................................... 12 Drew Franklin......................................... 13 Jake Gajewski. ........................................14 Andrea Galewski.....................................15 Brandon Goebel......................................16 Bryson Gosh............................................17 Montana Grabowsky.............................. 18 Ben Gunderson.......................................19 Trent Heckel........................................... 20 Madison Hohn. .......................................21 Brandon Jilek......................................... 22 Robert Johannes.................................... 23 Matthew Kittleson. .................................24 Connor Klish........................................... 25 Katie Koehler......................................... 26 Tyler Kohn................................................27 Casey Kowalski...................................... 28 Paige Kraus............................................ 29 Taylor Krogwold...................................... 30 Chris Kuhnert..........................................31 Ben Lane................................................ 32 Nolan Large............................................ 33 Teryn Lau................................................ 34 Joe Leverich. .......................................... 35 Hannah Lemke. ..................................... 36 Jerry Lipke...............................................37

Sarah Loff. ............................................. 38 Alex Mischka.......................................... 39 Wyatt Mitchell........................................ 40 Emalee Myer...........................................41 Madison Nelles...................................... 42 Wilson Northey....................................... 43 Erinn Olmsted. ....................................... 44 Zachary Ostrowski. ................................ 45 Jacob Pagels.......................................... 46 Brandon Peckham..................................47 Ethan Requet......................................... 48 Madison Rivard...................................... 49 Craig Rusch............................................ 50 Theresa Saucedo....................................51 Tanner Schelvan.................................... 52 Ethan Schleis......................................... 53 Corrtney Schmidt................................... 54 Bailey Schubert...................................... 55 Hunter Seubert...................................... 56 Clayton Shears........................................57 Jacob Sherman...................................... 58 Alexyn Steen........................................... 59 Kyle Strock. ............................................ 60 Madeline Tamminga...............................61 Nathaniel Taylor..................................... 62 Noah Thiem............................................ 63 Brooke Tuszka........................................ 64 Choua Vang............................................ 65 Sandy Vang. ........................................... 66 Emily Vehrenkamp................................. 67 Jacob Wasmundt................................... 68 Courtney Wuthrich................................. 68 Emily Young............................................ 68

About School of Business and Economics..............................................69

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WELCOME! Since spring 2019, the Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center has made possible for the School of Business and Economics to have its internship presentations in an expo format, where students who had internships talk to other students and faculty about their experiences, in a very engaging and interactive atmosphere.

Students who visit the expo also have the chance to network with employers in the area and hopefully establish connections for future internship or even full-time job opportunities. After a year and a half of virtual versions, our expo format is back in person, and we are excited to see everyone back on Wednesday, Sept. 29! Students will have the chance to connect with interns and employers, learn about specific internships and receive Pro Events credit. Here is a preview about our summer 2021 students and their internships. I hope you enjoy the School of Business and Economics Internship Expo!

Prof. Ricardo Boeing, Ph.D. SBE Internship Director

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DAVID AHRENS ’22

MAJOR Finance

HOMETOWN Marathon, Wis. ORGANIZATION Northwestern Mutual Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Financial Representative

What I did: The thing that I did was working with real clients. I work on the personal financial goal and see where I would be able to help them. In many aspects we really do help people become financially free and reduce their stress when it comes to the personal financial situation. Future Dream Job: My dream job is what I am doing in my internship. The reason for that is because I really like the company that I am working for, helping people work around their money and to improve their situation and seeing how happy that it makes people. Also, the satisfaction of knowing that people are in a better circumstances than they were before is a good feeling.

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MOLLY BAKER ’23

MAJORS Accounting Finance HOMETOWN Thorp, Wis. ORGANIZATION Church Mutual Insurance Merrill, Wis. TITLE Underwriting Intern

What I did: During my internship, I was able to review various insured accounts for Church Mutual and decide what changes to policies we needed to make. I got to work with seasoned underwriters as well as account managers, processors, and many other people involved in the process. In addition to these tasks, I was also able to research an emerging risk to the underwriting department and give a presentation on why it was a risk to our business. What I liked: I really enjoyed being able to complete my renewals in a task format. I enjoy checking things off a list, so being able to complete renewals gave me a feeling of accomplishment. I also enjoyed getting to know all of my coworkers. Everyone at Church Mutual was willing to help me advance in any way I needed. The atmosphere at Church Mutual can be felt even through the screen.

Future Dream Job: I do not have a specific dream job, but I would love to never get bored at work. As long as I love what I do every day and always have something new to work on I will be happy.

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NOLAN BELL ’22

MAJOR Marketing HOMETOWN Chicago, Ill. ORGANIZATION World Music Foundation Chicago, Ill. TITLE Marketing Intern

What I did: I worked with the marketing team to create social media content along with doing outreach to musicians to create more traffic on their social media. I was also taught the in and outs of Google Ad Words campaigns and how their nonprofit program works. What I liked: I loved getting to work with local musicians to promote their new releases. I really enjoyed coming up with the content for their social media. Future Dream Job: I would love to be a social media coordinator for the Chicago White Sox or for a record label.

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ALLISON BERGER ’23

MAJOR Management HOMETOWN Sheboygan, Wis. ORGANIZATION Saco AEI Polymers Sheboygan, Wis. TITLE Human Resource Intern

What I did: I worked on many small projects with employees’ profiles and updating employees’ statuses when they changed. I learned how to change payroll in Orbit. I worked on checking different employee’s benefit plan and coverage types. I learned how to do the 401K audit this summer, which is a very important project for the company. I also updated SACO’s old onboarding process for new employees to make them feel more welcomed and aware of what our company is about. What I liked: I liked working with the employees here and learning how to work with people. I loved working with coworkers who supported and helped me throughout this internship. I also liked getting to know all of the tasks an HR office has throughout the summer which was a good eyeopener for me, too. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to work at Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan as a human resource manager.

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ALEC BRAATZ ’22

MAJOR Accounting HOMETOWN Stevens Point, Wis. ORGANIZATION Schultz Property Management Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Accounting Intern

What I did: I worked closely with the controller and operations manager in accomplishing a multitude of tasks. I assisted in standard accounting tasks such as invoicing but also completed work regarding property taxes, expenses, and receivables. Given that Schultz Property Management is a small business, I was able to also complete tasks not directly related to accounting. I organized and maintained files, shredded and disposed of documents, collected and sorted mail, and scanned and digitized miscellaneous paperwork. I also gained experience in drafting leases and receiving payments from tenants. What I liked: I liked working in the close-knit environment of a small business and appreciated the ability to work one-on-one with the business’s management team. I was not simply ushered away to a secluded back corner of a corporate office; I was a part of the daily operations of the business. I was able to feel the business’s heartbeat and engage in its many aspects in a detailed and intimate fashion. Future Dream Job: I hope to someday be an accountant or financial professional for a nonprofit in Central Wisconsin.

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DEREK CZECH ’24

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Athens, Wis.

ORGANIZATION Aqua Finance Inc. Wausau, Wis. TITLE Recreation Funding Analyst

What I did: My job as a funding analyst is to review paperwork for RV and boat proposals from dealerships so we can fund them. We receive around 100-200 deals a day for about 13 of us to review them. Once all the paperwork is good and has all the correct information, we fund those deals. Fun fact was for the month of June, we funded a little over $200 million’ worth of boats and RVs. What I liked: I really enjoy the people at Aqua Finance. Everyone is very welcoming and are always willing to help with problems or questions I had. I also enjoyed developing my skills at the job throughout this time. It was time for me get better and get more trustworthy with higher dollar deals that we received. Everyone starts out with the low dollar amount deals and the longer you work there and the better your performance, the more we are able to do. Future Dream Job: My honest dream job is outside of the business major. I would love to become a basketball coach for a D1 basketball program or in the NBA.

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ANDREW DEMPSEY ’21

MAJOR Business Economics HOMETOWN Mosinee, Wis. ORGANIZATION Endries International Brillion, Wis. TITLE Commodity Buyer

What I did: I bought industrial fasteners from suppliers to be sold direct to consumers or sent to be coated or added to kits. I also managed emails from suppliers and sales daily, updated controls and issued blanket orders, and rectified price and quantity discrepancies. What I liked: What I liked about working at Endries was I got a firsthand look and experience with logistics and supply chain management. Most people do not think about the process of what they buy and how it gets to them, but I got to see firsthand what it takes to keep supply chains running smoothly and how purchasing goods works. Future Dream Job: My dream job to be a financial coach to ask risk families and help people understand the power of a dollar and how to make money work for them.

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SOPHIA DROSDICK ’21

MAJOR Management

HOMETOWN Hartland, Wis. ORGANIZATION The Baker House 1885 Lake Geneva, Wis. TITLE Event Coordinating Intern

What I did: I spent my time at this hotel/restaurant event venue assisting the operations manager in communicating with guests and organizing private events. In addition to my role making BEOs, calling and emailing clients, I also made weekly graphics with upcoming live music and events we were hosting to post on social media and to send out to our email list. I essentially helped in any way I was needed to, so my job role changed constantly. What I liked: I liked how I was able to coordinate and execute my own events throughout my time here in addition to assisting with larger projects and ongoing tasks. I also bartended which I really enjoyed because I was able to work the events and talk to the guests and ensure they were getting the best service we could offer. Overall, I was given a lot of responsibility and I was able to learn about the industry even more.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is to own and operate my own event venue.

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THOMAS FISHER ’21

MAJOR Business Administration- Management HOMETOWN Plover, Wis. ORGANIZATION Bethany Homes Waupaca, Wis. TITLE Marketing Assistant

What I did: I previewed how admittance is handled as well as reaching out to the community at large to help with the residents. What I liked: I enjoy working with the elderly, in addition the work is really goal- based. You can actually see yourself accomplishing tasks and making progress – it’s quite rewarding.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is becoming the manager of the facility.

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DREW FRANKLIN ’22

MAJOR Marketing HOMETOWN Oconomowoc, Wis. ORGANIZATION Bergstrom Automotive Appleton, Wis. TITLE Product Genius

What I did: •

Deliveries: Every time a guest buys a car, new or used, I meet up with them after they’re finished with the sales advisor. I explain to the guest how the vehicle operates: features and gadgets. So, by the time the guest leaves, they feel satisfied knowing how to work their brand-new car. • Completing Disclosures: This is the gathering of necessary documents we need in order to sell the car on our lot. • Transporting Inventory: Myself and another one of my coworkers go to different Bergstrom Dealerships to pick up vehicles for our sales advisors to show to our guests. Or we pick up cars to add to our lot inventory. • Lot Organizer: Throughout each day, the cars in our lot get moved around and parked elsewhere causing the lots to look empty, unattractive and disorganized to the eye. Therefore, at the end of each day, I park all the “miss-parked” cars in their needed spot, so by the time we clock out, our lot looks professional and appealing to our guests. What I liked: I like the pace that comes with this job: Fast. Additionally, the fact that every day isn’t like the rest, is another aspect of the job I really like. Lastly, I’d like to work in a sales-type job after I graduate, so being able to firsthand experience what sales is like, is awesome! It’s giving me an idea of what the responsibilities are for a sales job, therefore when I get a sales job after I graduate, I’ll be ready for the challenges I’ll face. Future Dream Job: When it comes to my dream job, I’d like to own my own business. I’m not sure what exactly I want to open, but with time, I’ll get more of an idea. But being able to open a business and controlling what products I’m selling is my goal. I’d like to be financially free well before 65, therefore, with this goal in mind, I’ll be able to be there for my family and kids without having work to worry about.

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JAKE GAJEWSKI ’21

MAJOR Business Administration

HOMETOWN Wausau, Wis. ORGANIZATION IncredibleBank Wausau, Wis. TITLE Deposit Operations Intern

What I did: I alternated time between two departments within IncredibleBank: Deposit Support (Bookkeeping) and Digital Support (ebanking). Within Deposit Support, I processed and made decisions on whether to return, charge, or omit overdraft items, worked with unposted items, handled all morning printing duties, and worked on a three-phase compliance project. In Digital Support, I processed and approved hundreds of millions of dollars in outgoing, incoming, and international wires, and worked on verifying ACH setups. In addition, I also worked on a special consolidation project consisting of consumer legacy accounts totaling deposits of nearly $500 million. What I liked: I liked many things about IncredibleBank. My experience there was better than I could have asked for. Working at IncredibleBank helped me get a better understanding of the banking industry, and what it is like to be a true business professional. The culture at IncredibleBank was something that really stood out and was truly one of a kind. All my colleagues were knowledgeable, kind, always ready to help, and an overall joy to work with. I was also exceptionally impressed with the company’s ability to be a true community bank although having a legitimate international presence.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is to be a farmer.

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ANDREA GALEWSKI ’21

MAJORS Management Spanish HOMETOWN West Bend, Wis. ORGANIZATION Skyward Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Customer Consulting and Support Intern

What I did: I worked alongside a team of interns to learn the Skyward software, troubleshoot service calls, and train customers to accurately use the database. What I liked: I have loved working with the interns, learning about Skyward and its software, and thinking critically using a troubleshooting mindset. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to work in human resources in a bigger company so that I can work on a team.

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BRANDON GOEBEL ’23

MAJOR Management HOMETOWN Eden, Wis. ORGANIZATION Drexel Building Supply Berlin, Wis. TITLE Yard Operations Intern

What I did: • Assisted Getting the orders ready for delivery • Helped walk in customers find the products they needed • Delivered products to customers face to face • Helped keep product orders organized

What I liked: • Learning about the industry

• Helping customers • Meeting new people • Being in and out of the office doing a variety of things

Future Dream Job: My dream job is outside sales.

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BRYSON GOSH ’21

MAJOR Accounting HOMETOWN Stevens Point, Wis. ORGANIZATION Integrity Tax Service Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Tax Intern

What I did: I completed multiple tasks related to individual income tax returns. I started off with assembling the client copy folders and helping clients when they came in. This allowed me to better familiarize myself with many tax forms prior to starting data entry. After that, I began entering client data into the tax software. A typical day involves a combination of data entry, assembling client copies, and client assistance. What I liked: I enjoyed the fact that there was always something new to be learned about current tax laws and the tax software. Everyone’s return is different and unique which also keeps things interesting. Future Dream Job: My dream job is an accounting job in which I can make a positive impact in the lives of community members while also selecting my own hours.

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MONTANA GRABOWSKY ’22

MAJORS Management Marketing HOMETOWN Antigo, Wis. ORGANIZATION

Antigo Langlade County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Antigo, Wis. TITLE Tourism and Marketing Assistant

What I did: A normal day at work, I help visitors, members and community that reach out to us via email, in office or phone. Visitors request information about the county and things to do. Members are businesses around Langlade County that are a part of the chamber. I help them with advertisement, sharing information out to the public and giving them support. The community of Langlade County reaches out for chamber gift certificate, Langlade County information, work permits, etc. We also host many events throughout the year that I had the opportunity to help with all summer events. What I liked: My favorite event was where the photo was taken – Customer Appreciation Day. This event is held to show thanks to the community and chamber members. There is food, ice cream, band, bounce house, and more that is offered for people to come and have fun. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to manage an ice rink. I have been figure skating for 11 years and been a professional figure skating coach for six years. I would love to manage a rink and have programs held there for figure skating and other ice sports as well. I believe having my business background in school and this internship will help me to be successful in future years working towards managing a rink.

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BEN GUNDERSON ’22

MAJOR Management HOMETOWN Hortonville, Wis. ORGANIZATION Menards Plover, Wis. TITLE Management Intern

What I did: My daily tasks varied from assigning employees certain tasks throughout my department. This could be from putting freight away to clean certain areas. It was my duty to keep team members busy throughout the day and to make sure they stay on task. Other duties were comparing competitors prices and scheduling team members. I also got to run a department meeting that addressed new sales trends and goals. What I liked: I liked being in an atmosphere like Menards where all the team members are willing to put hard work in and the management are willing to listen to problems and try to solve them. Also, I enjoyed working with contractors who came into the store looking to build materials and then teaching me a few building materials facts. Future Dream Job: Honestly, my dream job could be something like being either a manager or a GM at a store like Menards. However, I could also see myself finding interest in real estate or starting up my own company.

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TRENT HECKEL ’21

MAJOR Business Administration

HOMETOWN Stratford, Wis.

ORGANIZATION PreventionGenetics Marshfield, Wis. TITLE Business Department Intern and Data Entry Associate

What I did: Throughout the summer semester, I spent all my time in the Human Resources department at PreventionGenetics. I created a lot of different spreadsheets for organization purposes, conducted OIG search results, created and presented a proposal for our executive team, got involved in the hiring process, and helped file employee paperwork. Overall, I learned a lot about the day to day activities in human resources and created different items to help their needs. What I liked: I enjoyed all my tasks in the HR department but if I had to pick something I liked the most, I would have to say the proposal that I created and presented. I had little to no knowledge about the service I had to propose so I went through all the steps of the proposal on my own. This was my first time creating a proposal so it was a very challenging task and I got to meet a lot of new people outside our organization. It was a rewarding feeling once I found out it got approved by our CEO/president. Future Dream Job: My dream job is an upper management position in sales or marketing.

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MADISON HOHN ’24

MAJORS Management Marketing HOMETOWN Clintonville, Wis. ORGANIZATION Seagrave Fire Apparatus Clintonville, Wis. TITLE Marketing Intern

What I did: I worked a lot with Adobe software doing design tasks. On top of this, I oversaw the planning of Seagrave’s 140th celebration event and was also the coordinator for planning their attendance at the Fire Department International Convention (FDIC). What I liked: I was given a lot of responsibility and was never bored! I was also able to learn how to adapt to different environments and teach myself skills like in the Adobe programs to succeed. Future Dream Job: My dream job is a brand manager for a major company, preferably auto or fashion. Later in life I hope to go into medical sales.

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BRANDON JILEK ’24

MAJORS Accounting Finance HOMETOWN Weston, Wis. ORGANIZATION Intercity State Bank Schofield, Wis. TITLE Commercial Credit Analyst Intern

What I did: My main responsibility was to determine if a customer’s current income levels supported them taking on the debt they requested from Intercity. I did this by breaking down both the businesses and owner’s previous tax returns, along with any interim profit and loss statements they may have provided to us to showcase their income year to date. I also broke down any current debt the business or owner may have to find annually how much they pay on their loans. Then after breaking everything down, I found what is called the Global Debt Service Coverage Ratio, which is Net Cash Flow/Debt Service. Once complete, based on the requested loan amount, I sent it to our business banker or board of directors for final approval. What I liked: What I liked most about this internship is that it didn’t feel like I was an intern. Everyone that I worked with treated me like I was a full-time worker, training me as if I was going to be working here for years to come. Then after showing I understood what I was doing and started to grasp what made a customer look good to the business banker, he asked me to start giving my own opinion on if a loan should be approved or not. Obviously, I didn’t get the final say but it was great to see that the work I was performing wasn’t going unnoticed and I was starting to gain that much trust with everyone. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to own and operate my own local accounting firm with one of my best friends. If I choose not to pursue this dream, I know that my next dream job will have a great work-life balance so I can spend time with my family and friends.

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ROBERT JOHANNES ’21

MAJOR Marketing

HOMETOWN Amherst, Wis.

ORGANIZATION Sentry Insurance Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Underwriting Intern

What I did: As an underwriting intern, it was my duty to oversee new and preexisting policies of insureds to determine if they are a good risk for the company to take on and what premiums we should charge them based on this determination. What I liked: I really enjoyed working directly with the individuals in sales and interacting in weekly calls to see what new quotes and renewals came in and what we must do as underwriters to stay competitive with these accounts. Future Dream Job: My dream job would be to work as a salesperson for Sentry Insurance as either a direct writer or preferably in National Accounts. The job is very demanding, but I enjoy working with individuals directly and the excitement of making a sale. There is also a fair amount of traveling as a salesperson and I think this would make the work atmosphere diverse and enjoyable.

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MATTHEW KITTLESON ’22

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Westfield, Wis. ORGANIZATION K/M Sales and Service Hancock, Wis. TITLE Inside Sales/ Over the Counter Sales

What I did: • Sold parts and accessories • Answered and made phone calls

• Ordered parts • Received parts • Customer service

• Computer work with a business operating system (DX1) • Reorganized a store front for better sales opportunities What I liked:

What I really enjoyed doing during this internship was two things, the first being the reorganization of the store front. This allowed me to put valuable input into areas where I thought could use some work. The second thing that I enjoyed doing was talking to customers on the phone. I liked this because it let me really gain a lot of experience with customers which really allowed me to better understand how to talk and work with customers in a business setting. Future Dream Job: My dream job is actually right where my internship was because it’s my family’s business. I have been saying since at least kindergarten that I have wanted to work there, and I get to work with my dad every day ... I just can’t beat that!

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CONNOR KLISH ’21

MAJOR Business Administration- Management

HOMETOWN Green Bay, Wis.

ORGANIZATION Schneider National Green Bay, Wis. TITLE Brokerage Operation Sales

What I did: I sold freight to carrier and owner operator semi-truck drivers. What I liked: I enjoyed the high-paced, high-stress environment which made things interesting and the days fly by.

Future Dream Job: My dream job would be in orthopedic sales.

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KATIE KOEHLER ’23

MAJOR Marketing

HOMETOWN Franklin, Wis. ORGANIZATION Milwaukee Milkmen Franklin, Wis. TITLE Operations Intern

What I did: I assisted in operations, entertainment, and fan relations. What I liked: I enjoyed the entertainment rotation getting to interact with fans and players and getting to be a part of other social media promotions. Future Dream Job: My dream job is a brand marketing manager or content marketing director for the Brewers, Packers or any professional sports team!

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TYLER KOHN ’21

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Weston, Wis. ORGANIZATION Dunkin’ Donuts Wausau, Wis. TITLE Shift Leader

What I did: I learned how to do various computer tasks such as scheduling, inventory, and waste. I also learned how to become a more effective leader. What I liked: I liked learning even more about the company I’ve been working at for seven years. I enjoyed being with my coworkers that I love. Future Dream Job: My dream job at this point is a higher position at Dunkin’ Donuts. I want to manage other stores and continue to become a more effective leader.

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CASEY KOWALSKI ’22

MAJOR Business Administration

HOMETOWN Mosinee, Wis. ORGANIZATION TDS Mosinee, Wis. TITLE Special Events Intern

What I did: I prepared, organized, and set up special events for both sales and public relations purposes. I also helped answer questions that current and potential customers may have, along with assisting sales in attracting potential customers to our booth. What I liked: I enjoyed that what I did day-to-day was different. One day was not like another. Whether it was going to a new place for an event, or preparing for the next event in the office, not having monotony in my internship was very enjoyable. Future Dream Job: My dream job would be being able to start and own my own business.

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PAIGE KRAUS ’22

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Brillion, Wis. ORGANIZATION

D&M Interiors Appleton, Wis. TITLE Office/Sales Intern

What I did: I answered phones to help customers pay their order balances and answer any questions. I helped put together paperwork for employee reviews. I took our total cost of products along with other expenses to determine retail price. I also took inventory of current products and took out discontinued products so the inventory was up-to-date. I helped organize and put together a sale of left-over products that were sold at a discounted price and also helped organize and put together the company golf outing. What I liked: I liked being with customers and helping them with the needs they had. I also enjoyed learning how the business operated and all the ins and outs that happen. I very much enjoyed learning about an industry that I knew almost nothing about and now have a deeper knowledge. Future Dream Job: My dream job is a sales and marketing position for a professional sports organization.

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TAYLOR KROGWOLD ’22

MAJORS Finance Management HOMETOWN Rosholt, Wis.

ORGANIZATION Ski’s Meat Market Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Deli Manager/ Marketing Intern

What I did: I managed the deli, trained employees, marketed the products by posting on social media like Facebook, and sent out weekly emails to their mailing list. Also, I worked with my supervisor on ordering product and keeping inventory, as well as communicate about the deli operations. What I liked: I liked that I was able to have freedom on training employees and managing the deli. This gave me a lot of experience dealing with employees’ concerns or questions and having a set plan on how to keep things running smoothly in the deli. Future Dream Job: My future dream job is to be a financial analyst or financial planner. Then eventually I would like to own my own business one day.

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CHRIS KUHNERT ’22

MAJORS Accounting Finance

HOMETOWN Wausau, Wis. ORGANIZATION IncredibleBank Wausau, Wis. TITLE Commercial Credit Analyst Intern

What I did: I learned how to spread financials, construct a cash flow, and create loan presentations for annual reviews, renewals, modifications, and new money requests. To do this, I was responsible for effectively communicating with other analysts on my team and commercial lenders to ensure that we had the proper documentation for the underwriting process. What I liked: I enjoyed being able to analyze company financials from an array of industries and learn what a bank looks for when considering a commercial loan request. I also enjoyed being able to work with other senior analysts and commercial lenders which allowed me to see how a commercial loan originates along with the entire process until it gets approved or denied.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is a forensic accountant.

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BEN LANE ’23

MAJOR Accounting

HOMETOWN Littleton, Colo.

ORGANIZATION Innovia Consulting Waupaca, Wis. TITLE Power Platform Intern

What I did: The company just started this team on the day I started working for them. I spent the summer putting together their PowerBI dashboards using the Demo environment they have set up within Business Central. In addition to that, my supervisor and the company were trying to gauge how long it would take people to learn the products without any prior knowledge or experience. When I wasn’t working on the dashboards, I was completing Microsoft modules on PowerBI, Business Central, Power Automate, and Power Apps. What I liked: I really liked that I was initially the only member of the team aside from my supervisor. This gave us a lot of one-one time and allowed lots of time to get my questions or struggles answered almost immediately. My supervisor also threw a lot of things at me that were outside of my skillset but I was able to navigate and figure things out as I went. He has been a great teacher and mentor and inspiration because he has a very wide understanding and is extremely knowledgeable about the company. I also really liked Business Central and since I am remote I have my desk/office setup at home. This allowed me to spend a lot of extra time in the demo environments and on the modules outside of working hours. I was given my own logins and shown how to login to many different environments to look at data and experiment within sandbox environments on how the data is tracked to build the proper connections between the systems. Recently, we had specific requests from a few customers, application consultants, and customer engagement specialists and then had our first call/meeting with a customer after completing a demonstration of our dashboards. It was great to get that experience as an intern and also to get that feedback and experience for future requests as we create these products. Future Dream Job: Being able to continue mastering Business Central, creating new/unknown KPIs from that database, and some day applying these techniques to the cannabis/hemp industry in the future, especially for this company, would be my dream job.

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NOLAN LARGE ’22

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Port Washington, Wis. ORGANIZATION Harbor City Sportfishing Port Washington, Wis. TITLE Captain

What I did: I operated a charter fishing business out of Port Washington, Wisconsin. I not only took people fishing, but I ran the entire business all summer taking care of advertisements, payments, booking trips, keeping logs of fuel use, hours, and more and communication in general with customers and potential customers. What I liked: I liked everything about the job–especially seeing the smiles on people’s faces after catching a nice fish.

Future Dream Job: I would say that this is my dream job.

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TERYN LAU ’22

MAJOR Marketing HOMETOWN Auburndale, Wis. ORGANIZATION Northwestern Mutual Marshfield, Wis. TITLE Marketing Coordinator

What I did: • Ordered office supplies, stationary items, marketing materials, and promotional/advertising items • Maintained refreshments and lobby area cleanliness • Managed social media advertising and posts (Facebook and LinkedIn) • Maintained advisor’s website • Managed client appreciation gifts, cards, and ecards for special events • Managed advisor’s gift log for compliance purposes • Communicated via telephone and/or email to schedule meetings as directed by advisor. Confirmed appointments by telephone and/or email. Requested documentation from clients as needed • Created reporting for scheduling client reviews. Distributed those notices, followed up on those notices, and created the record of those notices in CRM software • Maintained current team photographs and organized an outing to take new professional photos • Conducted receptionist duties – answered the main telephone, greeted clients upon arrival, etc. • Retrieved, sorted, and distributed mail • Began the creation of a DBA between two Wealth Management advisors • Completed my health and life insurance licenses • Learned insurance procedures and processes such as updating beneficiaries, processing insurance service account payments and surpluses, etc. What I liked: I liked interacting with clients and coworkers and the atmosphere I worked in. The variety of duties I was assigned and the multiple opportunities for me to learn something new was truly enjoyable. Future Dream Job: My dream job is a marketing manager. In general, I would love to be challenged and learn something new every day.

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JOE LEVERICH ’22

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Oswego, Ill. ORGANIZATION Enterprise Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Management Intern

What I did: I helped operate the branch, rented vehicles, returned vehicles, picked up and dropped off customers, assisted as customer service, set up reservations and much more related to the business of renting vehicles. Along with this I learned how to market and sell optional protections to help cover the vehicles for customers who may have needed it. What I liked: What I really liked was all the new customers every day and having an amazing and unique interaction with each and every one of them.

Future Dream Job: I’d like to be a real estate investor one day.

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HANNAH LEMKE ’22

MAJOR Business Administration HOMETOWN Madison, Wis. ORGANIZATION Easternliving Real Estate Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Airbnb Manager

What I did: I kept everything running – harboring requests, flipping property after and before each guest (cleaning, washing linens, set up, etc.) and budgets. I actually got to head up a renovation of the property and watch my vision come alive. I put in a ton of work helping manifest it through. What I liked: I loved talking with all the guests and making sure everything is taken care of. It is honestly so rewarding. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to run a business in home flipping, real estate and rentals both vacation such as Airbnb and long term.

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JERRY LIPKE ’22

MAJOR Finance HOMETOWN Milton, Wis. ORGANIZATION

UFP Janesville Janesville, Wis. TITLE Administrative Assistant

What I did: As an intern I assisted sales and management teams on a wide array of projects whether it would have been organizing company promotional activities such as picnics, mailing samples, or building displays for potential and existing customers. Daily, I gathered and adjusted bills that needed to be paid via Accounts Payable by corporate and updated the status of shipments of treated and brite lumber being sent around the Midwest to varying retail lumber yards. What I liked: I really enjoyed learning about how a commodity such a lumber is priced in direct to that of supply and demand. Being able to apply the Economic connections to the real-world setting was very interesting. Learning from salespeople who achieved successful customer service in a chaotic setting of a pandemic with stressed inventory was also something that I was glad to be a part of working at UFP.

Future Dream Job: Business owner and entrepreneur.

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SARAH LOFF ’22

MAJORS Business Administration Marketing HOMETOWN Slinger, Wis. ORGANIZATION UWSP University Centers Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE DUC Building Manager Student Manager

What I did: My main duties as a student manager are to complete scheduling and payroll, manage the needs of my staff, interview and make hiring decisions with new employees, promote the DUC Building Manager position among students, and most importantly plan and conduct the yearly training of new and current employees. This position comes with a lot of responsibility. I have to be reachable to my staff during all hours of DUC building operation, and I’m one of the first calls if there is an emergency situation. I work under the guidance of my supervisor Susan LeBow, assistant director of the University Centers. What I liked: In this position, I have a lot of creative freedom to do my job the way that I want to. I get to choose the hours I work, what to work on, and ultimately make my own guiding decisions of what I should be doing on a day to day basis. I really enjoy having this flexibility because everyday gets to be different than the last. I’ve also found that being in a management position is something I enjoy because I like being the go-to if my staff has questions, if there’s anything I can help them with, and overall contributing to employee satisfaction and their success in the position. Future Dream Job: My dream job incorporates many of the elements that I have in my internship now. In the future I would like to eventually own and operate my own business. Everything that I’m learning about management in this position is so important to me because I want to carry it on when I have my own business and am working for myself. Currently the vision I have for my business is to convert a historical home on the east coast into a bed and breakfast with a gift shop. Anywhere I end up, I want to be engaged in the community and aid other local businesses in their success.

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ALEX MISCHKA ’23

MAJORS Accounting Finance

HOMETOWN Menasha, Wis. ORGANIZATION Sheet Piling Services Custer, Wis. TITLE Payroll Intern

What I did: I spent the first few weeks learning the payroll process and getting comfortable with all the tasks. On Mondays I would print all the timecards and code them, so they are all ready to be entered into the system. Tuesdays consisted of manually entering the timecards into our system and run calculations so I could run reports. Then on Wednesdays I would run several reports, some of which had to do with insurance, fringes and deductions, and taxes. After running the reports, I would go through them to make sure everything was entered into the system correctly and that the union employee’s dues and benefits were all correct. Thursdays I would submit the processed payroll and transfer money into the payroll account. There were also several journal entries and postings to do. Fridays I would cut checks for child support, submit the 401k contributions roster, and pay federal and several states income taxes. I would also help with the billing by entering daily footages into Excel and create a rough draft for the invoices. What I liked: I really liked the whole process once I got it down. My favorite part of payroll was going through the union benefits and insurance reports and making sure they all tied out. Helping create the invoices and tracking the daily square footages of the sheet piling was also one of my favorite parts of this internship.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is a financial advisor.

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WYATT MITCHELL ’23

MAJOR Finance

HOMETOWN Seattle, Wash. ORGANIZATION D1 Training Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Personal Training Intern

What I did: My responsibilities at my internship grew as I gained the trust of my supervisor and my fellow coworkers who were full-time and certified personal trainers. When I first started my roles were limited to janitorial jobs, checking in clients, setting up the facility for scheduled classes and personal training sessions, and shadowing other trainers during workouts to see how they manage their individual clients and large classes of clients and the different ways they teach the scheduled workouts. But after a couple of weeks my responsibilities grew and I began working on my own more and more with clients until I was leading my own classes and individual clients, programming my own workouts to fit the needs of individuals or certain groups/teams, and taking clients who were new to the facility through the basics of being in a workout class in our organization and how to perform the exercises I have for them. What I liked: My favorite part of the internship was being able to work directly with clients and apply the things I’ve learned from my more experienced coworkers and certification courses I discovered through my internship to actual workplace functions. All the information I gathered was awesome but working on my own with clients is where I really learned how to sharpen my skills as a trainer and as a manager of large groups of people and other coworkers. Without that hands-on experience of working with different kinds of people everyday, I couldn’t confidently say that I would be ready for a career in this industry once I graduate from UWSP. Future Dream Job: My dream job is to be an entrepreneur and open up my own fitness/sports training facility, similar to the one that of my internship. My experience in the sports training industry that I have from this internship and my own career as an athlete paired with my finance degree from UWSP are going to be the tools I use to realize that dream in the hopefully not so distant future.

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EMALEE MYER ’21

MAJOR Management HOMETOWN Waupaca, Wis.

ORGANIZATION Sentry Insurance Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE Claims Adjuster

What I did: Claims adjusters are responsible for evaluating insurance claims, consult witnesses and contact the insured for their treatment plans, how they are feeling etc. What I liked: I loved the atmosphere and the work duties; it is a really amazing opportunity for myself. Future Dream Job: My dream job is senior claims representative or in the management of the workers compensation department.

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MADISON NELLES ’23

MAJOR Accounting HOMETOWN Marshfield, Wis. ORGANIZATION Simplicity Credit Union Stevens Point, Wis. TITLE

Member Service Representative

What I did: I completed transactions involving cash, checks, credit cards, loans and different accounts within the credit union. I needed to call different financial institutions and verify funds as well as make informed decisions on the transactions I processed. I taught people about the different types of accounts that we offer as well as recommended the best fit for them. I helped communicate within the credit union of different members’ needs and what we should do to better suit them. I played a role as a team player within my section of the credit union in that all of the MSRs worked together to get everyone what they needed. What I liked: I liked to make relationships with all the members of Simplicity Credit Union. I also liked getting to learn more about different jobs within a credit union setting as well as learning more about different things in the financial world. I have entered a big family at Simplicity as well which is amazing to have that at my place of employment.

Future Dream Job: My dream job is an accountant at Sentry Insurance.

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WILSON NORTHEY ’22

MAJORS Management Marketing HOMETOWN

North Vancouver, British Columbia ORGANIZATION

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver, British Columbia TITLE Assistant Content Coordinator

What I did: I produced, shared, and engaged with social media content posted on the Whitecaps FC social media channels with the goal of growing our following and strengthening our community outreach. I was also able to do live matchday coverage on the team’s social media feeds. What I liked: I enjoyed working with the marketing and communications departments in the organization. I also enjoyed engaging and communicating with sports fans online. One highlight was doing live coverage of sporting events while being in constant communication with photographers, videographers, and graphic designers who would deliver me digital assets on the fly. Future Dream Job: I’d like to potentially transition my experience in sports marketing with the Whitecaps over to hockey and work in the marketing department of an NHL team. This would allow me to at least get my foot in the door. Eventually–if I find the right organization–I would like to transition into a role in hockey operations (scouting/coaching/managing).

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