Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Morgan Hall - March Intern of the Month

Morgan Hall, a senior studying Corporate Finance & Business Management is our March Intern of the Month.  Morgan interned at JPMorgan Chase during the past summer as a Summer Financial Analyst.  Through this internship, Morgan was given the opportunity to develop many professional skills that will help her as she pursues her career.  

During her time at JPMorgan Chase, Morgan learned about many aspects of finance by being exposed to executives within the company including the CEO and CFO.  Morgan developed strong relationships with many other team members including other interns that worked within the organization.  Through this experience, Morgan got direct advice from the CEO and CFO and was able to get a better sense of what it is like to work in a team environment with a lot of diversity.  By being exposed to different areas of the organization and working with different people, Morgan said, 

"My internship was reassurance that I chose the right career path for myself and helped me distinguish which parts of finance I was most interested in."

Morgan also highlighted that working for JPMorgan Chase has given her the abilities and skills required to be successful that are not taught in the classroom.  She was able to improve in many areas including her organization skills, professionalism, networking, data analysis, and communication skills.  

At the end of Morgan's internship, she received a full-time job offer beginning in July, so we would like to congratulate Morgan and commend her for her hard work and dedication. Morgan thinks it's important to take advantage of internships, even if you aren't expected to do so.  

"Being a business major, we are required to have one internship but I would recommend doing 2 or more internships if possible.  Students can gain real world working experience and also learn more about the company/industry they are interested in." 

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month, learn more about the program here!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Becca Humphreys, February Intern of the Month

Senior student, Becca Humphreys, won February Intern of the Month because of her success, dedication, and overall performance as an intern.  Becca is majoring in Information Systems with minors in Supply Chain Management and Accounting.  She has taken on an intern position as an Expeditor for American Augers beginning September 2015.  Since then, Becca has accomplished huge tasks for the organization, proving to be an added value to American Augers. 

Throughout the past six months, Becca has been responsible for updating shortage repots, running weekly reports of materials needed, verifying inventory, and contacting suppliers to keep them accountable and on time.  She also writes reports for Purchase Orders and Sale Orders, ensure that machines are being built and orders are fulfilled in a timely manner.  Other responsibilities include updating the supplier evaluation reports monthly and the enterprise resource planning system. This allows buyers to be able to see and report to their suppliers how well their performance was in the previous month.

Becca’s current project has been a vendor file clean up.  This project included sifting through over 200 vendor files, sorting information based on most current activity, and creating and introducing a new organization system to keep their files manageable.

As an Expiditor for American Augers, Becca says that she has grown more than she could have expected.  She has become more comfortable in her role and has learned how her position fits into the entire supply chain process.  Excitingly, Becca has been offered a full time position after her graduation in May! Becca’s piece of advice for other students is,
“I believe it is important for students to always apply for a position even if they feel that they are not 100% qualified because most tasks will be taught in training and pushing for something new and difficult will allow you to grow into a better person in your chosen field. If you do not apply for the position you will never get that chance to learn from it!”

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month, learn more about the program here!