The Career Services Center Intern of the Month program is designed to:
- Recognize students who have completed internships/field experiences or who are currently interning/in a field experience
- Showcase experience, knowledge gained and merits of internships
- Encourage high moral and ethical character in the Ashland University community
- Promote the importance of internships
Applications are due the last Monday of each month at 5 p.m. to the Career Service Center. Winners receive a professional Ashland University leather portfolio and recognition on campus and in their home town!
2013-2014 Intern of the Month Winners
March 2014 - Kristen Herrick
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate sophomore Kristen Herrick as March’s Intern of the Month! Kristen is an English major and completed her internship with Thoughtwire Marketing. In regards to internships, Kristen says “I would tell students to just go for it…. I didn’t have to do an internship, but I felt that I could only benefit from it and I certainly have. This position has helped me mature and get a glimpse of the real world.” Kristen is also involved in Alpha Lambda Delta and Ashland Commuter Eagles. Congratulations, Kristen!
February 2014 - Joyce Badertscher
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate junior Joyce Badertscher as February’s Intern of the Month! Joyce is an Accounting major with a minor in Finance and completed her internship with the J.M. Smucker Company. Joyce says “I believe that completing an internship is the most important piece to determine whether you are on the correct career path and prepares you for the college to workplace transition.” Joyce is also involved with Track and Field, the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and is an Honors Program Peer Mentor. Congratulations, Joyce!
January 2014 - Hannah Smith
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Hannah Smith as January’s Intern of the Month! Hannah is a Marketing major and completed her internship with Cedar Point. Hannah says “Having this internship has prepared me for my future career in numerous ways. I was able to gain knowledge and business skills that will set me ahead of other qualified candidates in the job market.” Hannah is also involved with Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Enactus, and the Eagle Elite Dance Team. Congratulations, Hannah!
December 2013 - Rachel Adalem
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Rachel Adalem as December’s Intern of the Month! Rachel is a Child and Family Studies Major and completed her internship with the Church of the Saviour in Wooster, Ohio. Rachel says “I advise all students to find an internship before jumping into a full time job…Confidence is a huge part of being a successful professional and I advise all students to build their confidence through interning.” Rachel is also the President of the Family and Consumer Sciences club, the President of the student unit of the Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and serves as a Religious Life Leader. Congratulations, Rachel!
November 2013 - Stephen Morsher
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Stephen Morsher as November’s Intern of the Month! Stephen is a Music Education major and completed his internship with The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (A Corps). Stephen says “I gained so much out of my internship- things that will not only affect my future career, but the rest of my life.” Stephen is also the Vice President of the Ashland University chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association and holds two positions in the Ashland University chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Band Honorary Service Fraternity. Congratulations, Stephen!
October 2013 - Mackenzie Reese
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate junior Mackenzie Reece as October’s Intern of the Month! Mackenzie is a Biology and Biochemistry major and completed his internship with the Ashland University Biology Department. Mackenzie's advice for other students looking for internships is to “find something that interests you and make the most of it because you never know what you will discover." Among his many activities at AU, Mackenzie is an executive officer of the Pre-Health Club, the President of the American Medical Student Association, and the President of the Ski Club. Congratulations, Mackenzie!
September 2013 - Katy Higaki
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Katy Higaki as September’s Intern of the Month! Katy is a Digital Media Production major and completed her internship with the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Katy says, “For other students who are looking for a worthwhile internship, I would suggest to utilize your resources and networking to find something that you could potentially see yourself doing for the rest of your life.” Along with many other activities on campus, Katy is involved in the Honors Program, Greek Life, The Collegian, Newman Ministries, and AUGIVS. Congratulations, Katy!
2012-2013 Intern of the Month Winners
May 2013 - Emily Murray
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Emily Murray as May's Intern of the Month. Emily is a Fashion Merchandising major and completed her internship with Lucio Vanni, LLC. Emily says, "Do not be afraid to take risks or make mistakes. I learned that an internship does not have to be the exact career for you, but the more chances you take to do different and exciting things in your career path, the more you learn about what you will want to do in the future." Emily is also involved with the Alpha Delta Pi, Panhellenic Council and Fashion & Consumer Sciences Club. Congratulations, Emily!
April 2013 - Chrissy Thompson
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate junior Chrissy Thompson as April's Intern of the Month. Chrissy is a Public Relations & Strategic Communication major and completed her internship with Cedar Point. Chrissy says, "I believe that after I graduate from college, this internship will have helped me out in so many ways. Over the process of this summer, I have met so many people and think it will greatly benefit me in the future." Chrissy is also involved with the Alpha Delta Pi, Colleges Against Cancer and Community Care. Congratulations, Chrissy!
March 2013 - Ian Wharton
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Ian Wharton as March's Intern of the Month. Ian is a Sports Management major and completed his internship with The Cleveland Cavaliers. Ian says, "My internship with the Cleveland Cavaliers led to many amazing and unique experiences and assisted my personal and professional growth more than I thought was possible. Between the people I met and the skills I gained, this experience has changed my life!" Ian is also involved with the Tau Kappa Epsilon, Student Senate and Sports Management Club. Congratulations, Ian!
February 2013 - Jessica Workinger
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate junior Jessica Workinger as February's Intern of the Month. Jessica is an Accounting major and completed her internship at The J.M Smucker Company. Jessica says, "My advice for future interns is to try and pick the brains of the employees of the company as much as possible to form an informal mentorship." Jessica is also involved with the The Institute of Managerial Accountants, Lifework Leadership, Alpha Lambda Delta and The Well. Congratulations, Jessica!
January 2013 - Anna Kiebel
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Anna Kiebel as January's Intern of the Month. Anna is a Criminal Justice major and completed her internship at Licking County Adult Felony Probation. Anna was responsible for typing pre-sentence investigation reports, visiting clients in prison, going to court and more. Anna says, "I would greatly encourage other students to try and get an internship related to their major. I think it is the perfect way to confirm that that you chose the right major and that all your hard work you put into school will be worth it one day." Anna is also involved with the Criminal Justice Honorary, Club Volleyball, Women’s Rugby and Religious Life. Congratulations, Anna!
November 2012 - Heather Kohler
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Heather Kohler as November's Intern of the Month. Heather is an Exercise Science major and completed her internship at Wooster Community Hospital Cardiac Rehab. Heather was responsible for creating exercise prescriptions for patients, interpreting patient data, taking blood pressures and more. Heather says, "I would recommend finding an internship within your major that interests you. I also believe that the internship should be a learning experience that pushes you to excel in many ways." Heather is also involved with the Women's Lacrosse Team, Exercise Science Club and works in the Ashland University Recreation Center. Congratulations, Heather!
October 2012 - Lindsey Knapp
The Career Services Center would like to congratulate senior Lindsey Knapp as October's Intern of the Month. Lindsay is a Biology major and completed her internship at The University of California-Berkeley in the Department of Biology. Lindsey's responsibilities were similar to that of a graduate student--she implemented experiments independently throughout the summer, and at the end of the summer gave presentations on her projects. Lindsey says, "I would strongly encourage students in all majors to complete an internship. Nothing will teach you more than actually getting into the field and working alongside professionals." Lindsey is also the President of the Honors Society and works in the Chemistry Stockroom. Congratulations, Lindsey!