Meet IMS Interns

Amy Trover

Amy Trover

Reeves International

Megan Kauffman

Megan Kauffman

Susquehanna Health

Rachel Duncan

Rachel Duncan

Capital BlueCross

Kourtney Mottern

Kourtney Mottern

Lycoming County Planning and Community Development Intern

Maralee Fye

Maralee Fye

Ravine Ridge

Justin McGill

Justin McGill

Adwave365

Nicholas McGee

Nicholas McGee

Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice

Pat Kalish

Pat Kalish

Ritz-Craft Corporation

Megan Cunningham

Megan Cunningham

Little League International

Daniel Diehl

Daniel Diehl

Moff & Associates

Kabango Bukasa

Kabango Bukasa

Allstate Insurance

Andrea Herrmann

Andrea Herrmann

Fish Property Management

John Koch

John Koch

Schuylkill Health

Cody Marshall

Cody Marshall

Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office

Jacqueline Oliva

Jacqueline Oliva

Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic

Maureen Heagy

Maureen Heagy

Roche Financial

Katelynn Harris

Katelynn Harris

Library of Congress

Arturo Mercado-Hernandez

Arturo Mercado-Hernandez

Opportunity Finance Network

Kendra Bitner

Kendra Bitner

Paradigm

Maralee Fye

Maralee Fye

Manpower

Megan Sullivan

Megan Sullivan

Uptown Music Collective

Stephanie Reid

Stephanie Reid

Williamsport Recreation Department

Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen

Moff & Associates

William Reiber

William Reiber

Fastenal

Randi Bosch

Randi Bosch

Supply Source

Raymond Grewe

Raymond Grewe

Little League International

Raymond Bierbach

Raymond Bierbach

LPL Financial

Ashley Sitler

Ashley Sitler

Cromaglass Corporation

Jessica Evans

Jessica Evans

Albright LIFE

Anna-Lena Kuhlmann

Anna-Lena Kuhlmann

Ameriprise Financial

Myles Biggs

Myles Biggs

Ritz-Craft Corporation

Jaquelin Kitner

Jaquelin Kitner

Cromaglass Corporation

Stephanie Reid

Stephanie Reid

Williamsport Crosscutters

Anna Marie Rittmiller

Anna Marie Rittmiller

Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Marketing Department at Susquehanna Health

Robert Jumper

Robert Jumper

Steinbacher & Stahl

Claire Zido

Claire Zido

Lycoming College Alumni Office

Melissa Pennycoff

Melissa Pennycoff

Muncy Bank & Trust

Jesse Schlaline

Jesse Schlaline

Pinnacle Consulting

Lacey Gustafson

Lacey Gustafson

Uptown Music Collective

Duong Pham

Duong Pham

Deloitte Vietnam

Allyson Blizman

Allyson Blizman

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Kari Lenz

Kari Lenz

Paradigm Companies

Michael Bradley

Michael Bradley

Pep Boys Corporate Office

Grace Gargiulo

Grace Gargiulo

G-Unit Records Inc.

Stephanie Robinson

Stephanie Robinson

Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Austin Smith

Austin Smith

Hermance Machine Company

Jenna Barnhart

Jenna Barnhart

CRS Advanced Technology

Alan Antinarelli

Alan Antinarelli

CRS Advanced Technology

Danielle Madenford

Danielle Madenford

Albright LIFE

Jessica Campbell

Jessica Campbell

Human Resources at Lycoming College

Amy Trover - Reeves International

Amy Trover

My summer internship was with Reeves International, specifically the Breyer branch of the company. I helped to plan BreyerFest which is a Model Horse festival, that takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. I was able to take part in planning the entire event from working with vendors, gaining promotional coupons from companies in the surrounding area, as well as packing materials for the event. I also was able to help run the event with about 60 other Reeves employees. I was in Kentucky for 5 days, and experienced the assembling of the event, as well as assisted in the running of many different parts of the event. This year's BreyerFest was the 25th anniversary of BreyerFest and also had more people attend than ever before! It was such a great opportunity to be able to take part in such an unbelievable experience. It was very satisfying to see much of what I planned earlier in the summer put to use at the actual event to help create a successful and enjoyable weekend for so many people.

Megan Kauffman - Susquehanna Health

Megan Kauffman

Interning in the Human Resources department at Susquehanna Health has been such a rewarding and educational experience. Through this experience, I was able to become an intricate part of a well-formed team, working together in various ways to implement new payroll and attendance records. I was also able to learn a great deal about the employment process, from posting different jobs and their specific qualifications to watching, conducting, and assisting in application review, interview, and hiring processes. I attended department-wide meetings to discuss progress in both the implementation of new processes as well as the hiring processes. Susquehanna Health has given me the opportunity to apply knowledge learned within the classroom setting, as well as gain knowledge and skills that can only be learned in the field. Interning in the Human Resources department of Susquehanna Health has strengthened my knowledge, and has turned my career aspirations into ambitions and challenges to pursue.

Rachel Duncan - Capital BlueCross

Rachel Duncan

Interning at Capital BlueCross has been such a rewarding experience. I am learning what it’s like to be a professionally certified actuary working at a successful health insurance company. Networking and mathematical problem solving make up most of my day as I attend meetings and compile reports for my colleagues. Along with working in office, I also contribute to the campaigns Capital BlueCross organizes to give back to the community and its customers. This opportunity has made it clear to me that this is the career field I would like to continue to pursue here at Lycoming College.

Kourtney Mottern - Lycoming County Planning and Community Development Intern

Kourtney Mottern

I’ve gained so much experience in professional and collaborative planning in community development, infrastructure, hazard mitigation, environmental sustainability. Through planning she has learned land development strategies, property assessment skills and how to use mapping services. I’ve also enjoyed collaborating with the municipalities, businesses, and citizens of Lycoming County.

Maralee Fye - Ravine Ridge

Maralee Fye

I’ve gained so much valuable marketing knowledge while interning at Ravine Ridge, a physical therapy center scheduled to open this spring. I have had an amazing experience learning the ins and outs of marketing a company with little brand recognition in the immediate area. One of my projects to create awareness in the community is spearheading the first annual 5K run/walk for the rehabilitation center.

Justin McGill - Adwave365

Justin McGill

While Interning at Adwave365 I developed an understanding of how the digital advertising business works in the areas of management, finance, sales, and marketing. I learned how to implement our unique advertising kiosks into local community by utilizing strong social skills, time management, and sales techniques. One of the greatest feelings of being an intern at Adwave365 is the feeling of being part of the team and being a part of a new kind in Advertising.

Nicholas McGee - Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice

Nicholas McGee

My internship at Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice has been very informative. I have been able to learn a lot about medical supplies and also how to work in a hospital environment. I have really enjoyed working in Home Care and Hospice, being able to meet and work with very talented and knowledgeable employees who have been able to teach me valuable information that I can use in my daily life and future endeavors. While interning at Home Care and Hospice I have been able to help them create new and improved forms and spreadsheets that will allow for better flow throughout the work day and also help them determine, acknowledge, and fix some issues. Interning at Home Care and Hospice has shown me that this is a field that I definitely want work in.

Pat Kalish - Ritz-Craft Corporation

Pat Kalish

I had the opportunity to intern at Ritz-Craft a custom home manufacturer located in Mifflinburg, PA. Ritz-Craft Corporation, a system-built housing manufacturer has evolved into one of the most prominent housing manufacturers on the East Coast. During my internship I worked closely with the Sales, Marketing and Design Directors. I was able to take the concepts that I learned in class and dynamically put them into practice throughout my projects at Ritz-Craft. My primary duties involved assisting the Sales Territory Managers, learning about the housing production line, constructing marketing packets, performing research through databases and personal communication, and attending a variety of training seminars. I have enjoyed my experience and have learned a tremendous amount of information that directly ties to the professional workplace. As a Lycoming College business student, I have truly grown through my experience in the business practicum course.

Megan Cunningham - Little League International

Megan Cunningham

Interning at Little League International has been such a rewarding experience because I am a part of planning a major international event that takes place right here in Williamsport. My days are fast-paced, full of activity, and no two days are the same. Every day my time management skills and classroom knowledge are put to the test. This internship has given me insight into the functions of a marketing department and the experience I had at Little League International is second to none. I recommend an internship to any student looking to gain experience in the workplace.

Daniel Diehl - Moff & Associates

Daniel Diehl

I interned during the spring semester at Moff & Associates, a buy-side financial advising firm. I had the opportunity to assist a certified financial advisor in client meetings, as well as create securities and tax based spreadsheets. In addition, I met other financial experts from some of the largest mutual fund companies in the United States, allowing me to expand my network. I have learned a great deal working with the financial advisor, one-on-one, acquiring technical knowledge relating to taxes, healthcare, pension funds, 401k plans, and investments, along with refining my communication skills. Interning at Moff & Associates has provided me an amazing experience to view the world of a financial advisor firsthand.

Kabango Bukasa - Allstate Insurance

Kabango Bukasa

My internship was with Allstate Insurance with Mr. Rennie Rodarmel, a Lycoming College alumnus. I am so glad that I took the business internship class. I’ve learned so much, not only at my internship, but also from the alumni speakers and special presentations on professionalism. I now have an edge onother new graduates with the skills and the real world experience that I’ve gained.

Andrea Herrmann - Fish Property Management

Andrea Herrmann

Through my internship at Fish Property Management, Williamsport's leading rental resource, I have been able to put many of the skills I have learned in my marketing classes to work. I am also learning new ways to market through social media, which is very exciting. I am having a wonderful experience working in such a close-knit company and gaining valuable knowledge I will be able to use in the future.

Cody Marshall - Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office

Cody Marshall

This fall, I had the privilege to intern at the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office. I gained exposure to a plethora of areas of the law that a District Attorney, or D.A., must deal with on a regular basis; including murder, illegal substance issues, rape, assault and D.U.I., as well as many other topics. The experience was an “eye-opener” to the legal field and I was able to gain insight into everything a D.A. must go through on a daily basis in order to be successful at what they do. The internship was an experience that will benefit me greatly in my future academic and professional endeavors. I would like to thank Anne M. Landon, Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator for Lycoming College, for helping me acquire this internship.

Jacqueline Oliva - Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic

Jacqueline Oliva

My favorite part of business internship class was being able to hear and see from experienced employees what we should do to land a job. It is a great opportunity to get a step ahead of other graduates. If you have the opportunity to intern, take it! By interning, I landed a full-time position at SCH&DC. If I would not have interned, I may still be looking for a job. Not everyone is going to be offered a full-time position, but the experience you gain from interning is amazing. You feel so much more prepared to enter the workforce.

Maureen Heagy - Roche Financial

Maureen Heagy

My internship at Roche Financial allowed me to experience how the financial and insurance industry operates. I’ve gained valuable knowledge that will help me in my future career. Some of the projects I did were reporting earnings statements and recording invoices on the Peachtree accounting systems, updating client information on the internet database and quoting and creating insurance plan comparison spreadsheets for clients. I learned something new every day and plan to take my experiences that I learned at Roche with me when I start my career after graduation.

Katelynn Harris - Library of Congress

Katelynn Harris

As an intern at the Library of Congress I gained valuable insight into the Federal Government. Working in the Budget Department I was able to apply my classroom learning to real world problems. Assisting directly with the Overseas Operations my interest for international business was sparked. I am developing that interest by taking an international business class at Lycoming.

Arturo Mercado-Hernandez - Opportunity Finance Network

Arturo Mercado-Hernandez

My summer internship at Opportunity Finance Network this summer has benefited me greatly. OFN is the industry leader of Community Development Financial Institutions and provides the most up-to-date data on the industry. I have been exposed to multiple data gathering and analysis techniques that are transferable and have had the chance to network with different financial institutions across the country. It was most rewarding to be able to work for an industry that aims to reduce poverty in low-income areas and create jobs for Americans, even in the toughest economic climates.

John Koch - Schuylkill Health

John Koch

I had a great opportunity to intern with Schuylkill Health System over the summer break. Two of my projects were to write a grant for a local benevolence program to obtain specialized pediatric blankets and spearhead a patient satisfaction gathering program. I worked in various hospital’s departments including HR, finance, business development, surgical services, maintenance, and medical affairs. I attended high-level meetings and networking functions with the Health System’s CEO This internship helped me realize that I made the right choice to pursue a career path in the healthcare industry.

Kendra Bitner - Paradigm

Kendra Bitner

My summer internship with Paradigm Management Company has given me a taste of life after college. Not only have I learned about new areas of business, but I have been able to apply textbook knowledge to real-world situations. Through assisting many different types of people, I have been able to enhance my communications skills. Working for Paradigm has opened my mind to what my future could hold.

Maralee Fye - Manpower

Maralee Fye

I’m an intern as Manpower in Williamsport. Manpower is a worldwide company with a network that spans 80 countries and territories. Manpower's mission is to provide innovative workforce solutions for our clients and meaningful career opportunities for job seekers. This is an amazing experience where I am constantly learning about the field of human resources.

Megan Sullivan - Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Clinic

Megan Sullivan

I'm interning at the Uptown Music Collective, a non-profit school of music in Williamsport. The school works with middle- and high-school aged kids, teaching them the fundamentals of bass, guitar, vocal, and piano music. They put on huge rock shows several times a year, including tributes to "The 27 Club" and Queen. My duties include proofing and revising important documents and writing content for the Collective's quarterly newsletters. My biggest job is transferring all the information from their old website to their newly updated one. I've learned how to use small amounts of HTML5 and CSS as I go. I'm having a great time learning all kinds of new skills!

Stephanie Reid - Williamsport Recreation Department

Stephanie Reid

As an intern in the City of Williamsport Recreation Department, my main tasks involve planning and organizing special events for sponsored by the city. This involves writing press releases and business correspondence to promote events among other tasks. I am learning so much that will help me in my future career and am glad to have this opportunity.

Mai Nguyen - Moff & Associates

Mai Nguyen

Working in a small company means that you will be able to learn the entire investment process. My tasks at Moff & Associates have never been the same for the past 6 weeks of the internship. Jim Moff, head of the office, always keeps his promise: “I always try to keep you busy”, ending the sentence with his hysterical laugh. I thought I would never research that much on retirement funds and ways that one could ensure their lives after retirement. Time flies when I work for Jim’s projects. He lets me attend meetings with several clients to learn “live” cases, as he calls them, through a practical approach to the field rather than pure theories. His life lessons and outstanding skills dealing with people are inspiring and admirable. A cozy office with a great boss and two lovely assistants, where one can really learn and enjoy the work – I would not trade this experience with anything else!

William Reiber - Fastenal

William Reiber

I’m an intern at Fastenal in South Williamsport. Fastenal is the largest industrial supplier in North America and has over 2,500 branches throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. My current responsibility is help both the sales and customer service teams at the local Fastenal branch. This is a great position where I feel I am constantly learning. Interning with Fastenal has been a great experience and I am glad I have this opportunity.

Randi Bosch - Supply Source

Randi Bosch

I’m an intern in the Marketing Department at Supply Source. Supply Source is the largest full-service office furniture dealer in Pennsylvania. My current responsibility is to conduct market research by looking at past purchases from large companies to better aid in Supply Source's future marketing strategies. I have also had the opportunity to sit in on marketing meetings and conference calls with our other offices. This has been a great experience and I am glad I have this opportunity.

Raymond Grewe - Little League International

Raymond Grewe

As an intern for Little League International I help run a nationwide sponsorship program. The program I maintain helps partner local Little League programs with New York Life. Working with Little League has been a tremendous experience and it is a wonderful feeling to know my work goes to a good cause—helping youth programs throughout the United States.

Raymond Bierbach - LPL Financial

Raymond Bierbach

I have the honor to have an internship with LPL Financial. LPL Financial has independent financial advisors who help manage investment portfolios. My duties here include marketing the services of the financial advisors and researching fund ideas that will be used by them. This has been a great experience and will give me a good idea as to what to expect once I graduate and enter the workforce.

Ashley Sitler - Cromaglass Corporation

Ashley Sitler

I am an intern at Cromaglass Corporation with their marketing research department. Cromaglass manufactures waste water treatment systems for non-municipal use. I analyze data that I collect about certain regions and determine which areas are best suitable for Cromaglass systems.

Jessica Evans - Albright LIFE

Jessica Evans

At Albright LIFE, an adult day health center, i've been able to further what i've learned at Lycoming in a professional work setting. With the great responsibility i've been given and the welcoming attitude of my co-workers, working at Albright has taught me new skills I never would've learned in a classroom setting. As a multi-year intern with the marketing department and Sodexo, i've been given numerous opportunities to learn new skills, accept responsibility, and to gaing exposure to the day-to-day activites in a professional environment . The experience i've recieved at Albright LIFE has given me a sense of the value an internship can give to your education and to further your career. I highly recommend an internship to any student.

Anna-Lena Kuhlmann - Ameriprise Financial

Anna-Lena Kuhlmann

As an intern at Ameriprise Financial, I accompany Joel Reid, a financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial. I was able to meet with a lot of clients who come in to discuss their investment portfolios, life insuracance policies, and retirement plans. I already learned so much about different investment approaches, different asset classes, ways to evaluate portfolios and different forms of life insurance. Moreover, I learn a lot about client relations. As a financial advisor it is essential to figure out the client´s needs first in order to provide them with a strategy that fits their needs. Meeting with so many people and hearing about their lifes has been a great experience and I am looking forward to employ this great experience in my career.

Myles Biggs - Ritz-Craft Corporation

Myles Biggs

My internship is with Ritz-Craft Corporation, a system-built housing manufacturer that has vertically integrated to include cabinet manufacturing, building product distribution, home and freight transportation and retail home sales. Working with the Marketing Director, I have the great opportunity to participate in the marketing aspects of each of the Ritz-Craft companies. My primary duties involve writing company press releases, email marketing templates, website copy and writing and formatting the company newsletter. I could not be happier with the experiences I am currently receiving at Ritz-Craft Corporation.

Jaquelin Kitner - Cromaglass Corporation

Jaquelin Kitner

My internship is with Cromaglass Corporation Waste Water Treatment Systems. The company conducts much of its business internationally so it’s a perfect fit for my International Business and Spanish studies. Currently Ashley Sitler and I are working in the marketing research department to find potential locations and clients for the Cromaglass Corporation products. I am really enjoying the internship and love the company itself.

Stephanie Reid - Williamsport Crosscutters

Stephanie Reid

As an intern with the Williamsport Crosscutters, my main focus is on group ticket and season ticket packages to new and existing clients. This involves researching potential clients as well as contacting them in hopes they will purchase. In addition, I get to assist with community relations. This is probably one of my favorite parts because it allows me to attend events sponsored and hosted by the Crosscutters. Overall this internship provides a fun and educational way to combine my passion for sports and my interest in business.

Anna Marie Rittmiller - Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce

Anna Marie Rittmiller

I have the pleasure of interning at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce under the supervision of Sharon Jones, the Leadership Lycoming/Special Events Coordinator, and Gina Kennedy, the Tourism Coordinator. I’ve been working to help plan special events for the Chamber and Leadership Lycoming, as well creating new marketing materials for the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau. I couldn’t ask for a better place to intern or better supervisors and co-workers. Every day I work, new projects and challenges arise, and I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store for my future as an intern for the Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Robinson - Marketing Department at Susquehanna Health

Tom Robinson

I have been fortunate enough to be interning at Susquehanna health with their Marketing department. Working at Susquehanna health has been exceptional because the staff has really welcomed me into the office and they are all working hard to teach me as much as they can. I am given projects that are challenging and teach me new and exciting material but I am also able to bring my own incites about social media into work. Overall I am extremely pleased with my internship so far at Susquehanna health.

Robert Jumper - Steinbacher & Stahl

Robert Jumper

My internship is with Steinbacher & Stahl, an elder and special needs law firm. I am working under the Executive Director, Mr. Perry Landon. I am currently researching human resources policies that the firm needs to put into place for protection. I also get to sit in and observe client appointments to see how the legal process really works. The workings of a law office are fascinating and I’m really enjoying the experience and learning so much.

Claire Zido - Lycoming College Alumni Office

Claire Zido

As an intern in the Alumni Office, I am working closely with Director of Alumni Relations, Amy Dowling. Fortunately for me, I could not have asked for a better supervisor. Amy is enthusiastic about her projects and allows me to have the creative freedom I am seeking. I’m helping to market the college's first annual Alumni Weekend and have been working on several projects that will help make the event a success. My main projects thus far have included creating save-the-date postcards both paper and electronic forms, creating the registration forms, gathering photos from the 1950s and 1960s for the Decade Reunion slideshow during Alumni Weekend, and more. Every day brings new projects and challenges and I am anxious to see what the future holds for me in this office.

Melissa Pennycoff - Muncy Bank & Trust

Melissa Pennycoff

I'm interning at Muncy Bank & Trust where I'm observing almost every department including Electronic Banking/Security, Bank Teller, Trust Department, Customer Service/Branch Management, Deposit Operations, Loan Department, and Underwriting Department. I am very grateful to be able to get a feel and learn so much from these many departments. It's nice to learn real world data that classes often don't show you. This experience has definitely given me some insight on what I what to do after I graduate. The people I work with are so friendly and I would love to work for a company that cherishes their customers and treats everyone like family as much as Muncy Bank does.

Jesse Schlaline - Pinnacle Consulting

Jesse Schlaline

I interned at Pinnacle Consulting, a human resources consulting company. The experience has been invaluable, teaching me things that one can never learn inside of a classroom. I learned about employment law, benefits administration, staffing, and a multitude of other HR areas. Having this experience on my resume I feel much more confident applying for jobs after graduation.

Lacey Gustafson - Uptown Music Collective

Lacey Gustafson

I interned at the Uptown Music Collective, a nonprofit music school, where I designed numerous marketing materials including posters, flyers, invitations, and letters. I also helped to maintain and update the fundraising database, assisted with the annual campaign, and provided administrative support when needed. The internship gave me a great experience in both graphic design and business. I've also learned so much about the many facets and challenges of running a nonprofit organization. This experience has given me knowledge and confidence to take with me into my future career.

Duong Pham - Deloitte Vietnam

Duong Pham

Last summer I had the pleasure to intern at Deloitte Vietnam, which is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International — one of Big4 accounting firms in the world. I worked in the executive assistant group where my job was to review auditing reports, annual and quarter reports, and financial statements. In addition, I participated in some auditing bidding process. I am truly fortunate to apply my accounting knowledge in a such a sharing, professional, and pro-active environment as Deloitte!

Allyson Blizman - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Allyson Blizman

Allyson Blizman was one of 18 students nationwide chosen to attend the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)'s 2011 summer program in mathematical finance at the University of California Berkeley. Allyson received a stipend and room, board, and transportation were provided. MSRI is one of the world's preeminent centers for research in the mathematical sciences and has been advancing mathematical research through workshops and conferences since its founding as an independent institute in 1982.

The program lasted from June 11 through July 24. The first two weeks were classroom-based to learn the basic tools and models of mathematical finance. During the remaining six weeks, participants were divided into groups of three to work on research projects. Allyson was paired with one student from the University of San Francisco and another from Kansas University. Their project was "Conditioning the Capital Asset Pricing Model with Volatility." Allyson's group expanded on the Capital Asset Pricing model and the French and Fama three-factor model to try to develop a model that accurately predicts expected returns of various assets. They found that their models that included volatility predicted returns closest to actual returns during times of economic growth; however, the base models still predicted asset returns closest to actual returns during times of economic recession. Allyson and her group will present their research at the annual SACNAS conference from October 25 – October 29 in San Jose, CA.

Aside from research, Allyson had the opportunity to go several field trips with the group during their six-week stay in Berkeley. They went to the Santa Cruz boardwalk where they got to swim in the cold pacific-ocean, and they rode the 5th oldest roller coaster in the United States – The Giant Dipper. This coaster has been featured in many commercials and movies. The group also took a trolley tour of San Francisco and saw its famous sights: The Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Lombard Street (the "Crookedest Street"), Sausalito, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and Ghiradelli Square. The group also took the time to explore Alcatraz island and walked through the famous Alcatraz jailhouse. The group also saw the Monteray Bay Aquarium, went to an Oakland A's game on the 4th of July, and went kayaking in the bay. Not only did the group go on exciting outings, they had the chance to meet guest speakers every Friday. Allyson's two favorite speakers were Dr. Myron Scholes and Joe Teran. Scholes won the nobel prize in 1997 for his work in economics, and Teran has worked with Disney and Pixar, using math to animate movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl, Tangled, and Bolt.

Kari Lenz - Paradigm Companies

Kari Lenz

I interned with Paradigm Companies, a real estate company in Arlington, VA. I am a country girl, so moving into a big city, near Washington D.C. was a little overwhelming, but I can absolutely say that I loved it!

I learned so much about real estate along with other aspects of the business world including marketing and finance. Some of my tasks included greeting prospective renters, escorting them around the property, creating leases, and performing background checks. There was never a dull moment and I was always learning something new. With this internship, I learned how to deal with many different types of people: my fellow employees, managers, residents, and prospective renters.

Paradigm is an amazing company to intern for and I feel more prepared for life after graduation. I am very grateful to have had this internship and this summer was one that I will never forget.

Michael Bradley - Pep Boys Corporate Office

Michael Bradley

I had a great opportunity to intern in the Human Resources Department at the Pep Boys corporate office during the summer. I handled projects and responsibilities ranging from data entry and analysis to partnering on the coordination of our annual HR conference which included members of Pep Boys nationwide Human Resource team. I was required to train and assist with implementing a new HRIS system (Ultipro) and a new accrual module in the timekeeper system (Kronos).

Grace Gargiulo - G-Unit Records Inc.

Grace Gargiulo

My summer internship with G-Unit records gave me an inside look at the music industry and the tools used to market it. One of the things I enjoyed the most was being able to sit in on staff meetings and learn about new marketing technology. In one of the meetings, the company discussed a new type of software that allows people to view live video streams of artists as well as being able to scroll over what the he viewer was able to click on the link which directed them right to the brands website. This software would not only promote the company who posted the live video steams but also promote the designers used to style the artists. This new software broadened my horizons to the news ways of marketing companies are using today.

I'm pictured here with Pauly D, an upcoming artist who signed with G-Unit Records Inc., and the popular TV show, The Jersey Shore. I had a chance to meet with him for an interview at G-Unit.

Stephanie Robinson - Bass/Schuler Entertainment

Stephanie Robinson

This summer has definitely taught me a lot about what to expect after graduation. With my internship at Bass/Schuler Entertainment, a talent agency which specializes in the college and corporate markets, I had to move to Chicago. I didn't know anyone when I moved here, and I had never lived in a city before. It took some getting used to, but I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. In my internship, I have learned the ins and outs of the agenting business. My tasks included some administrative duties (such as answering phones and e-mails, sending contracts and promotional materials, etc.), as well as calling the artists with new dates that have been booked and reviewing submissions of material from people who wish to be represented by BSE. If I didn't think it was worth the agents' time, I sent the artist a rejection letter. If I thought we might want to pursue representing the artist, I passed it along to the agents. I was basically the gate-keeper/A&R department. I also handled the social networking aspect with the Facebook and Twitter accounts and updated our personal promotional materials using Photoshop. This summer has been one of the most memorable I have ever had.

Austin Smith - Hermance Machine Company

Austin Smith

Working at Hermance Machine Company has benefitted me in so many ways. My supervisor and co-workers gave me a blueprint for success in the field of business. They also taught me life lessons that I will take with me forever. The internship gave me a firm grasp on what was ahead of me in my career and how to be prepared for any task at hand.

Jenna Barnhart - CRS Advanced Technology

Jenna Barnhart

My internship with CRS Advanced Technology, a software and technology company primarily serving the K-12 market, has taught me many different aspects of marketing including creation and distribution of promotional materials, written communication skills, and market research. The opportunity has allowed me to gain insight into the complex and exciting world of marketing under the mentoring of a Lycoming alumna, Brandy Kift. I am very grateful to have gained a hands-on experience in the business world.

Alan Antinarelli - CRS Advanced Technology

Alan Antinarelli

I learned so many marketing, communications, and advertising skills at my marketing internship with CRS Advanced Technology. This is a great oppourtunity to gain knowledge related to marketing within an environment dealing with software, technology, the K-12 education market, and researching potential new markets. Having this hands-on experience and mentoring from a Lycoming College alumnus, Brandy Kift, has definitely prepared me for the business world.

Danielle Madenford - Albright LIFE

Danielle Madenford

Interning at Albright LIFE, an adult day health center, has opened my eyes to a completely different demographic in the world of marketing. Every project I complete with my supervisor Tracy Haas, a Lycoming College alumna, is so hands-on and I am learning so much information. I am so grateful to have this opportunity with Albright LIFE because of the wonderful experience I'm having!

Jessica Campbell - Human Resources at Lycoming College

Jessica Campbell

As a senior Business Management major I have an interest in the field of Human Resource Management. To get some hands-on experience I obtained an internship through the practicum (internship class) with the Director of Human Resources at Lycoming College. The practicum requires students to attend seminars where we fine-tune our resume, learn to write cover letters and business memos, perfect interviewing techniques, and acquire knowledge of how to be successful when we land our first job. The experience confirms my desire to seek a career in the HR field after graduation.