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|GrowerTalks magazine features Manchester’s marketing research class
When the National Garden Bureau wanted to find out why people don’t garden, it turned to Professor Joe Messer’s upper-level marketing research class.
Manchester accounting and business students are known for their prowess in securing internships, and this summer was no exception.
Sarah Ruff ’14 interned in the internal audit department at Steel Dynamics, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. As part of the internship, Sarah traveled extensively to perform inventory observations and test other auditing procedures. “A very satisfying part of the internship was being able to connect what I was doing at work back to what I have learned in class,” she observed. “During my internship I used a lot of information that I had previously been exposed to in my accounting courses.”
Laura Gladfelter ’14 worked as a marketing and special events programming intern for Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. A marketing major minoring in biology and journalism, Laura had the chance to show off her diverse skillset while assisting with a variety of events. She did public relations for the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup rally, supervised the Celebrity Chef du Jour event at the Taste of Chicago event with world-renowned chef Rick Bayless, and managed logistics for the Chicago Sidewalk Sale and Runway Show.
“It was an incredible experience!” she said. “I made tons of great connections and networked with industry stars that I had only dreamed of meeting before this opportunity.”
Aside from internships, three junior accounting majors had the opportunity to attend leadership conferences hosted by two of the largest public accounting firms in the world. Alex Herber ’15 and Kyle Lahman ’15 attended the Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program in Indianapolis, while Lahman and Caitlin Yoder ’15 attended the Crowe Horwath Learn2Lead Program in Chicago.
At each event, the students learned about leadership, public accounting, and even secured job interviews and internships. “The program increased my knowledge of public accounting and helped me determine if I want to work in public accounting,” Herber remarked. “The Emerging Leaders Program was a great way to network with Ernst & Young professionals, as well as other accounting students from across the state.”
Rekindle great memories, reminisce with dear friends and meet some of today’s Manchester students: It’s time for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013!
Accounting and business graduates will gather Saturday, Oct. 5 in the Accounting and Business Tent on East Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for their reunion cookout. You never know who will show up from the department! The luncheon features all-American cookout food. Cost is $11 per person, $5.50 for children 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. Please RSVP on your registration form and pay online to help us plan accordingly. We will be giving away prizes!
Reservations for these events and others can be made by visiting www.manchester.edu/OCA/Alumni/homecoming.htm or calling 1-888-257- ALUM (2586). Please call if you have any questions.
Lowell Anstine ’51 retired in 1992 from his position as vice president of Park National Bank, Newark, Ohio, where he worked for 38 years.
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