UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Internships

Featured Interns

Utilizing the knowledge they obtained in the classroom and through valuable coursework, these featured interns gained useful "real-world" experience and grew their professional network.

2018

CBE Featured Intern Grant Schmitt

Grant Schmitt
 

Major: Business Administration Marketing/Professional Sales
Hometown: Elk River, MN
Internship:  Sales Intern, May 2018-Present
Employer: Medica, Minnetonka, MN
Future plans: I have gotten my internship extended twice since the summer and am now scheduled to work until the end of December 2018. I would love to go back to Medica next summer if I receive an offer.

"My confidence of receiving a job after college has grown exponentially after having an internship and and I now feel well prepared for any job offer or application that comes my way."

Read more about Grant's internship here

CBE Featured Intern Roc Fritz

Roc Fritz
 

Major: Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing
Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN
Internship: I didn’t really have a title I was just known as the intern in Summer 2018 
Employer: Intuitive Content, St. Louis Park
Future: Looking into a company called Travelers; they have a 12 month program that will start in February.

"One piece of advice I would give students is don’t be afraid to ask questions!! "

Read more about Roc's internship here

CBE Featured Intern Ben Freiermuth

Ben Freiermuth
 

Major:  Economics  
Hometown:  Whitewater, WI
Internship:  Internship in Real Estate Management, Summer 2018
Employer: HSI Rentals, Whitewater, WI 
Future plans:  Creating my own company, then hired under contract by HSI Rentals as property manager

“If you really enjoy where you work currently, and your are interested in doing that profession after graduation, it  may be easy to set up an internship with that company”. 
 

Read more about Ben's internship here

2018 CBE Featured Intern Jacob Carlson

Jacob Carlson


Major: Economics and Business administration with an emphasis in Finance
Hometown:  Eagan, Minnesota
Internship:   Financial Analyst, Summer 2018
Employer: Wells Fargo, Minneapolis
Future: I received a full time offer upon completion of my internship

"One piece of advice I would offer fellow students is to take initiative and a leadership role. Challenging yourself to take on additional tasks and learn new things is a great way to set yourself apart from other interns."

Read more about Jacob's internship here

Halley Strain CBE Featured Intern

Halley Strain


Major: Accounting
Hometown: Cannon Falls, MN
Internship: Real Estate Accounting Services Intern
Employer: CBRE, Bloomington, MN
Future: Full-Time Offer with CBRE upon completion of graduation


"The more challenges you take on the faster you will gain professional and personal growth. Experience, education, and effort can take anyone a long way in the professional world."

Read more about Halley's internship here

Brady Lange CBE Featured Intern

Brady Lange


Majors: Computer Science, Data Science & Predictive Analytics 
Hometown: Lewiston, Minnesota
Internship: Software Technician, Summer of 2018
Employer: RiverSide Electronics, Lewiston (MN)
Future: Working with artificial intelligence to improve humanities livelihood

"I have learned the importance in making sure programs run in efficient ‘Big O notation’, how to work in a software development team, how to troubleshoot software errors, and how to document programs detailed and professionally."

Read more about Brady's internship here

CBE Featured Intern Elizabeth Altenburg

Elizabeth Altenburg
 

Major:  Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing 
Hometown:  Minnetonka, MN
Internship:  Marketing and Engagement Intern, Summer 2018
Employer: SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN
Future: Planning on going back to SRF over j-term and continuing my internship

"This experience confirmed my career choice. I enjoy marketing and communications, how it can influence the entire company and how truly important it is. "

Read more about Elizabeth's internship here

Steven Hayes CBE Featured Intern

Steven Hayes


Major: Computer Science
Hometown:  Green Bay, Wisconsin
Internship:   IT Analyst Intern (Software Developer), Summer 2018
Employer: 3M - St. Paul, Minnesota
Future: Full Time Job with 3M Advanced Analytics Enablement Team

"One piece of advice I would offer fellow students is to apply to Internships early, don’t wait. The earlier you apply the higher your chances are for getting an interview – especially with the bigger companies."

Read more about Steven's internship here

CBE Featured Intern Matt Divertie

Matt Divertie
 

Major: Computer Science, Data Science, Minor Mathematics
Hometown:  Stillwater, MN
Internship:   Intern Software Developer, Summer, Fall semesters 2018
Employer: Mayo Clinic I.T. section D.S.S., Rochester, MN
Future: Internship continues until November 20, 2018

"Persistence, never give up. You will have bad days, and you will have days when you seriously doubt how you made it there. But never give up, fight through it, find whatever helps, and adopt whatever habits you need in order to improve, learn, and be successful. It will get better everyday if you do that."

Read more about Matt's internship here

CBE Featured Intern Grant Schmitt

Grant Schmitt
 

Major: Business Administration Marketing/Professional Sales
Hometown: Elk River, MN
Internship:  Sales Intern, May 2018-Present
Employer: Medica, Minnetonka, MN
Future plans: I have gotten my internship extended twice since the summer and am now scheduled to work until the end of December 2018. I would love to go back to Medica next summer if I receive an offer.

"My confidence of receiving a job after college has grown exponentially after having an internship and and I now feel well prepared for any job offer or application that comes my way."

Read more about Grant's internship here