Stories

Hear from some of our students who are currently particpating in summer internships.

Interested in learning more about student internships? Head over to the EXPERIENCE: Internships and Jobs page for more information.  

Summer 2017 internship stories

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Kati Cooke - Class of 2018
Corporate finance intern at Intel Corporation

"Thanks to my resources at UP, including my accounting professors and the Career Center, I was able to secure my dream internship. "

Learn more about Kati Cooke

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Molly McSweyn - Class of 2018
Junior fellow and communication intern at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, D.C.

"Internships allow for students to learn what different companies and organizations are like, what job descriptions and responsibilities mean, and what kind of people you want to work with."

Learn more about Molly McSweyn

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Julia Kimoto - Class of 2020
Summer intern at Austin Tsutsumi and Associates

"I believe internships are important for undergraduate students because it provides the opportunity to work in a professional setting and build relationships with people already in your field of study."

Learn more about Julia Kimoto

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Michelle McLaren - Class of 2017
Summer worker at NIKE

"I applied for this NIKE internship because I wanted an opportunity to hone my professional communication skills as well as my technical skills with different software. "

Learn more about Michelle McLaren

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Eli Waxman - Class of 2020
Research assistant for University of Portland Biology department

"There’s something special about being in a “real life” lab scenario for the first time, especially as a student."

Learn more about Eli Waxman

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April-Joy McCann - Class of 2018
Electrical Systems Engineer intern at Gulfstream Aerospace Company

"Through my internship, I am able to have a peek into what it would be like to work in a fast paced environment."

Learn more about April-Joy McCann

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Collin Haahr - Class of 2017
Intern at The Bus Project

"This internship has also taught me to not be scared of trying different opportunities, regardless of my work or education background."

Learn more about Collin Haahr

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Kathleen Burks - Class of 2019
No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador at North Clackamas School District

"Internships are important because they give you the opportunity to figure out what you like and help you find what you're truly passionate about."

Learn more about Kathleen Burks

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Jessica Huerta - Class of 2018
Victim Advocate at the Washington County District Attorney’s Office

"Internships are important for undergraduate students not only to have some type of experience to put on resumes, but also to get a feel for their future career."

Learn more about Jessica Huerta

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Devin Ajimine - Class of 2019
Product Commercialization Intern at Oceanit

"Internships are a way to gain experience, but more importantly, they are here to develop the way you think in real life settings for real life problems."

Learn more about Devin Ajimine

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Lina Tragni - Class of 2018
Product Management Intern at Albertson’s Companies

"As a political science major, I really wanted an internship where I could experience what a corporate office and professional environment was like."

Learn more about Lina Tragni

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Allison Jacobs - Class of 2020
Summer intern at Washington River Protection Solutions

"Internships are great for undergraduate students because you get field experience and connections, which can be helpful for jobs after college. "

Learn more about Allison Jacobs

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Riley O'Rourke - Class of 2020
Entomology Collections Assistant at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

"By doing job shadows, volunteer work, and now my museum internship, I have figured out that the museum is where I want to be. "

Learn more about Riley O'Rourke

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Chris Fernandez - Class of 2018
Tax intern at EY

"I applied for the internship position at EY because I wanted to see how the skills learned in school could be applied to the on-job work of an accountant."

Learn more about Chris Fernandez

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Meaghan Bradley-Bussell '18 - Class of 2018
Summer intern at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

"Internships are important for undergraduate students because they give us a glimpse into the professional world before we are even done with our degrees."

Learn more about Meaghan Bradley-Bussell

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Maddy Murphy - Class of 2018
Summer Intern at Indian Health Service

"I’m so happy to have been part of a wonderful office who not only taught me about the job, but about life lessons as well."

Learn more about Maddy Murphy

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Joseph Albright - Class of 2018
AAP Systems Stress Intern at Gulfstream Aerospace Company

"Even as an intern I was able to contribute in a small way to the larger goal of the company."

Learn more about Joseph Albright

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Laura Pickering - Class of 2019
Intern at Janicki Industries

"I applied for this internship because I really wanted to get into the industry to learn more about my mechanical engineering major in the ‘real world.’"

Learn more about Laura Pickering

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