By Gail Cruikshank, GSDC Talent Director
At GSDC we are proud to partner with our local education institutions to offer experiential learning opportunities for interns. These relationships are extremely beneficial for both the student as well as our staff. They make important contributions which enable us to execute on key projects.
Ashley Konz – has been with us for 2 semesters. We can’t thank Ashley enough for her contributions she has provided at GSDC. Ashley’s last day is May 13th at GSDC. She will be enjoying sometime in the Netherlands this summer with a friend while also learning more about the culture before returning to SCSU for her final semester. Of note, here are some accolades Ashley earned at SCSU: Molly Young Marinovich Internship Award (awarded April 2016): for an outstanding internship through the CMST dept. at SCSU based off significant achievements accomplished through intern experience at the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation. Ronald and Eleanor Riggs Scholarship in Political Science (awarded April 2016). Inducted into Beta Psi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta The National Communication Association’s undergraduate communication honor society. (Inducted in on April 2016 at SCSU).
We welcome 2 new interns to our team starting May 9th:
Hannah “Bella” Jorgenson is a graduate student in the MBA program at SCSU. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Media with minors in Marketing and Interdisciplinary Communication at Minnesota State University Mankato, graduating suma cum laude in Fall, 2015. Bella will complete the MBA program in Spring, 2017.
Jiaqi Zhai – (pronounced Ja- Chee Jai) is also a graduate student at SCSU in the MBA program, which she will complete in December, 2016. Jiaqi received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at Hebei University of Technology in Tianjin, China in June 2015.
We are excited to welcome Bella and Jiaqi to our team at GSDC. Both young women will be working full time for the summer and we hope you will get a chance to meet and work with them.