2019 Internship Stories | University of Portland

2019 Internship Stories

Check out what internships our students had in 2019.

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Lillia Smith

Lillia Smith - Class of 2021
Research Associate in the Aeromechanics Branch at NASA

"Once I heard that an internship at NASA was possible, I decided that I wanted to blend my major and my love for space into one career goal."

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Chadler Iriarte

Chadler Iriarte - Class of 2020
Student Engineering Intern at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

"I applied for this internship to gain more engineering experience, and for the unique opportunity of working for the federal government while still attending college."

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Dan Moldovan

Dan Moldovan - Class of 2020
Electronic Design Automation Intern at Maxim Integrated

"Through this internship, I learned about the manufacturing process of wafers and chips in the semiconductor industry."

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Gwen Ulrick

Gwen Ulrick - Class of 2020
Actuarial Intern at Cambia Health Solutions

"I have learned so much about programming and strategic problem solving since starting my internship."

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Jeffrey Hayashi

Jeffrey Hayashi - Class of 2021
Summer Student at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

"For students in the natural and health sciences, internships are important experiences that reinforce material that we learn in school in a more realistic way."

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Victoria McDonald

Victoria McDonald - Class of 2020
Medical Scribe Intern at Scribe America

"I applied for this internship because medical scribes can expand their knowledge of the medical field by shadowing dozens of doctors at the same time."

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle Garcia - Class of 2020
Sports Reporting Intern at the Portland Tribune

"The Portland Tribune gave me the opportunity to learn the ropes of reporting on local sports."

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David Pierce

David Pierce - Class of 2020
Accounting Intern at Aspen Capital

"I believe that internships are important because they allow students to gain valuable knowledge outside of the classroom and understand their field for the better."

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Chelsea Kau

Chelsea Kau - Class of 2020
Project Assistant and Online Journalist at STEMworks

"This particular internship focused on designing internship experiences for 31 high school and college students across Hawaii."

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Alex Schendel

Alex Schendel - Class of 2021
Firmware Engineer Intern at Intel Corporation

"I recommend that all students try to get an internship, which will give them meaningful work and valuable resources to help them in the future."

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Logan Alindogan

Logan Alindogan - Class of 2020
Landscape and Forestry Intern at Portland General Electric

"Although you may be hired onto a company for a specific job or task, you are not limited to that alone. Most good companies will present the opportunity to move and grow within the company."

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Larissa Yee

Larissa Yee - Class of 2021
Social Marketing, Public Relations, and Events Intern at Astrid & Miyu

"My favorite project was working on the set of a photo shoot where I was able to help bring ideas to life with outfits, scenery, and jewelry."

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Cyrus Maunakea

Cyrus Maunakea - Class of 2019
Marketing Intern at CrowdStreet

"I got a lot of value working in a start-up (ish) environment where everything was very fast-paced. I had to be ready for anything and willing to learn on the job."

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Delaney Vetter

Delaney Vetter - Class of 2020
Public Relations Intern at Maxwell PR

"I left this internship with so much industry knowledge and was grateful that they gave me the opportunity to do real work."

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Joe Horen

Joe Horen - Class of 2019
Warehouse Supply Chain Intern at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

"This internship was a great opportunity to see how such a large global cooperation operates and how roles between departments tie together and collaborate as a whole."

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Mollie Rutz

Mollie Rutz - Class of 2021
Research Assistant Intern at the National Academy of Public Administration

"There is so much more work done behind the scenes to make our federal agencies work efficiently and productively."

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Dean Estoy

Dean Estoy - Class of 2020
Social Media and Marketing Intern at Photoslurp

"The variety of projects I worked on helped has helped me gain a better understanding of what I want to pursue in the marketing field."

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