WRITER: JESSICA DOWNS
CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 20, 1999
Students find internships, other employment during
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Each year University of Iowa Career
Development Services helps countless UI students find internships, summer
jobs and their first jobs as UI graduates.
This past summer, many students took advantage of
the opportunities the office has to offer through summer work. The students
were able to gain real-world experience to complement their career interests
and classroom studies.
Below is a list of the students from Iowa who seized
upon this unique opportunity.
EDITORS: This release indicates that a student
from your readership area took part in an internship or found some other summer
employment. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa students
listed first. Each entry includes the students name, year in school,
major, place of employment/internship and position.
ANKENY: Mike Gardner, senior, English, Orientation
Service, student academic adviser;
Ryal Brier, junior, communications/journalism, WOI-TV 5,
ATLANTIC: Scott Fiddelke, junior, communications,
Coral Island Charters, marketing intern.
BARTLETT: Amy Argyris, senior, psychology, Larkin
Center, residential intern.
BETTENDORF: Micaela Schuneman, junior, communication
studies and journalism, Maysles Shorts, intern;
Cory Speth, senior, biology, Dr. Gregory S. Hageman, laboratory research
Nicole Allbaugh, senior, accounting, McGladrey and Pullen, auditor;
Elaina P. Livings, senior, management and organization, Minnesota
Jennifer Longo, freshman, open major, Bettendorf Parks and Recreation,
Alison Hoffman, senior, English, Vitos Bar and Restaurant,, management.
BONDURANT-FARRAR: Heather B. Bills, junior, accounting,
Adventureland Park, accounting.
BURLINGTON: Katherine Bree Stookey, senior, communications,
Cox Communications, video photographer;
Paul J. Ritlers, senior, finance, McMillan Associates, public relations;
Leslie L. Hirsch,
senior, accounting, Deloitte and Suche, LLP, auditing.
CALMAR: Jessica Shaw, junior, sociology, Living
History Farms, assistant.
CEDAR FALLS: Graham Gerjerts, sophomore, business,
Strategic Marketing Services, marketing research;
Rebecca Moon, senior, management information systems, Network Services,
CEDAR RAPIDS: Kristine Althoff, senior, business,
Van Meter Industrial Inc., intern;
Alia Brandenburg, junior, communications, KGAN-News Channel 2, reporter.
CHARLOTTE: Christy Burken, senior, accounting,
CHEROKEE: Sean R. Morris, senior, psychology, Cherokee
Mental Health Institute, intern.
CLARION: Rod Martin, senior, management information
systems, Cargill, intern.
CLINTON: Angela Koh, senior, communications, Orientation
Services, student adviser.
CLIVE: Michelle Barry, senior, business, Forte
Management, accounting intern.
CRESTON: Melissa Baker, senior, journalism/political
science, Orientation Services, student adviser.
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Joanne Whaler, senior, psychology,
Tanager Place, counselor
DAVENPORT: Sarah Reans, senior, finance, MCI WorldCom,
Adam Lundgren, senior, finance, Norwest Bank, assistant.
DECORAH: Pasha K. Dahlen, senior, finance and communications,
Community First National Bank, investment assistant.
DES MOINES: Holly DeWaay, junior, marketing, LaSalle
Bank, event management;
Jaspreet Sings, junior, management information systems, McLeod USA,
information technology assistant;
Abby Garland, senior, journalism, WMC-Action News 5, intern;
Christopher Kroon, senior, journalism, Hearst Argyle Television, intern;
Christine M. Lozier, junior, communications, Jenny Jones Show,
Jennifer Benhart, senior, accounting, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Inc., financial analysis;
Manivanh Kitthikoune, senior, finance, American Family Insurance,
property claims adjuster;
Anne Harrison, junior, communications, Field Museum, special events
DUBUQUE: Keith M. Leibold, senior, accounting,
Arthur Anderson, LLP, international tax consultant.
EARLVILLE: Stephen El Ossenkop, senior, computer
science, IBM, software engineer.
ELDRIDGE: Shanna Haugland, senior, marketing and
human resource management, Musicland Group, Inc., intern.
EVANSTON: Amelia Elder, senior, film studies and
communications, Backyard Productions, intern.
FORT DODGE: Justin Moen, junior, finance, UI Orientation
HARPER: Brandy L. Brown, senior, business, Amica
Wireless Phone Service, marketing assistant.
HUMBOLT: Cara Mickelson, senior, marketing, JAC
IOWA CITY: Mei-yeh Chang, graduate student, management
information systems, Kevin Sellers, database conversion;
April K. Kelch, senior, accounting, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, finance/accounting
Alex Postnikov, graduate student, computer science, Rockwell Collins
International, software engineer;
Steven A. Cook, Jr., senior, journalism, Columbus Dispatch, reporter;
Liwei Li, graduate student, computer science, Warburg Dillon Read, intern;
Elizabeth Brown, senior, music education, YMCA, training director;
Marie Gasperetti, junior, journalism, Orientation Services, student
Heather Bozek, senior, computer science and French, Deere and
Company, customer engagement team;
Yujun Mao, graduate student, management information systems, Maytag Appliance,
INDEPENDENCE: Andrea Short, senior. Communications,
KGAN News Channel 2, television production.
JOHNSTON: Anne Mullenix, senior, management and
organization, CarePoint Inc., human resources intern;
Megan Bengard, senior, communications and journalism, Level 3 Communications,
KALONA: Christopher P. Larsen, senior, graphic
design/communications, Andy Small, video production.
KEOSAUQUA: Emily Syfert, senior, communications/journalism,
City of Iowa City Recreation Department, public relations intern.
LAKE CITY: Erin O'Tool, senior, management and
organizations, Iowa Games, marketing assistant.
LAKE MILLS: Lee M. Charlson, senior, finance, General
Electric, engineering finance intern.
LIBERTYVILLE: Tim Selz, senior, communications,
Abbott Laboratories, marketing services intern.
LeMARS: Erin Beitelspacher, senior, finance, NorthStar
Research Group, financial planner.
LISBON: Shauna D. Sedore, junior, elementary education,
Camp Buckskin, camp counselor.
MARION: Jason Spangler, senior, communications,
3 Arts, print advertising.
MARSHALLTOWN: Matthew R. Peasley, sophomore, management
information systems, Fisher Controls International, Inc., website design.
MASON CITY: Bridget Kasik, junior, psychology,
Walt Disney World, hostess;
Melissa Hrubes, senior, management information systems, Mercy Medical
Sarah Stanton, senior, business management and communications, UI
Orientation Services, adviser.
MILES: Jessica S. Chrest, junior, business, Archer
Daniels Midland, human resource assistant.
MILTON: Becky L. Gaffney, senior, management and
organizations, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, human resources
PARKERSBURG: Marie K. Mansheim, senior, marketing,
Chicago-Sun Times Advertising Department, sales assistant.
PERRY: Oubonh Phomvisay, senior, journalism and
American studies, UI News Services, program assistant.
PETERSON: Shawn Terrell, senior, communication
studies and English, Dateline NBC and the George Michael Sports Machine,
SIOUX CITY: Shanna Wycoff, junior, political science
and sociology, Elizabeth Dole presidential campaign, field staff;
John Stoos, senior, finance, Midwest Discount Brokers, Inc., assistant.
STORM LAKE: Sarah Mills, senior, journalism, Thomas
C. Porter and Associates, public relations intern.
URBANDALE: Emily Murphy, senior, journalism/communication,
KCRG TV-9, intern;
Rebecca Wilson, senior, communications, WHO-TV 13, production intern.
VINTON: Matt Geikar, senior, marketing, Iowa Realty
Commercial, market research assistant.
WATERLOO: Veronica Williams, senior, communications
studies, Lovett Production/ Cabin Creek Films, production assistant;
Carrie L. Jacobi, senior, journalism and English, Journal of Dental
Technology, editorial intern.
WAVERLY: Dana Folkerts, junior, journalism, Springfield
State Journal-Register, copy editor.
WEBSTER CITY: Sunil Hanoman, senior, finance, Principal
Capital Management, mortgage underwriter;
Brian Crosby, junior, economics, Smithway Motor Xpress, cost analysis.
WEST DES MOINES: Jennifer Aagaard, junior, elementary
education, Science Center, camp counselor.
WHITTEMORE: Sheena Simonson, senior, accounting,
Deloitte and Toche LLP, joint audit/tax intern.
WILTON: Taryn Barrett, senior, business management,
HON Industries, human resource assistant.
CONCORD: Shawn La Munyon, sophomore, business management,
Ted Switch, assistant.
AURORA: Alexandra Cesteros, senior, journalism,
University News Services, intern.
ALBANY: Chrystine M. Doerr, senior, journalism,
Albany Magazine, intern.
ALGONQUIN: Laura M. Hoppe, senior, accounting,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, tax and legal services intern.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Brian Faber, senior, economics,
MIO-America Securities, assistant.
BARTLETT: Dan Paganelis, senior, management information
systems, Focal Communications Corporation, intern;
Lindsay Harmon, senior, English/Journalism, The State Journal Register,
BUFFALO GROVE: Jeremy Baker, junior, marketing,
All American Insurance Consultants, Ltd.,
CHICAGO HEIGHTS: George Baratta, senior, English,
CRYSTAL LAKE: Erik Nordstrom, junior, finance,
UI Orientation Services, adviser.
DARIEN: Jennifer Brach, senior, marketing, Group
II Communications, intern.
DEERFIELD: Josh Taustein, senior, journalism, Starlight
Children's Foundation, intern.
DOWNERS GROVE: Kristin Kudjer, senior, journalism,
Leo Burnett, advertising intern.
EAST MOLINE: Craig DeDecker, junior, business,
LMS-CADSi, systems administration assistant.
ELK GROVE: Erin Spencer, senior, communications,
Commonwealth Edison Co., public relations intern.
GALESBURG: Tobiah C. Humes, senior, accounting,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, auditing.
GLEN ELLYN: Jeffrey J. Doll, senior, management
information systems, Central DuPage Hospital, network/information services;
Jennifer Townsel, senior, communications, Tezemundo WSNS-TV, intern.
HAZEL CREST: Susan M. Lockett, senior, journalism
and sociology, WFLDI FOX TV; intern.
LAKE FOREST: Daniel Fetter, junior, communications,
Chicagoland Television News, intern.
LANSING: Lisa A. Olson, senior, accounting, Arthur
Anderson LLP, tax intern.
LIBERTYVILLE: Jamie Vinci, senior, marketing, Baxter
LISLE: Jody B. Grimaldi, senior, communications,
Chicago Sun Times, advertising sales assistant.
LOMBARD: Christine Loder, senior, journalism, Iowa
Children's Museum, special events intern.
LONG GROVE: Erin Howayeck, junior, marketing, Walt
Disney World, merchandise hostess.
MUNDELEIN: Megan Carter, senior, speech pathology
and audiology, University of Iowa, camp counselor.
NAPERVILLE: Nicole Olenick, senior, finance, Harris
Trust and Savings Bank, relationship manager assistant;
Sharon McLaughlin, senior, marketing, Merrill Research and Associates,
OLYMPIA FIELDS: Gina Cannata, senior, accounting,
Foote, Cone and Belding, accountant.
PEORIA: Meaghan McCavitt, senior, speech pathology
and audiology, UI Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, counselor.
ROCKFORD: Christopher Blunt, senior, finance, Rockford
Park District, assistant accountant.
ROCK ISLAND: Benjamin L. Wilson, senior, business,
Heilig Meyers Furniture Corporation, assistant.
SAVANNA: Sarah Neumiller, senior, English, Gulfshore
WHEATON: Tammy K. Cuther, junior, marketing, IVY
Marketing Group, public relations;
Deanna R. DeLuco, senior, journalism, Walt Disney World, college program.
WILMETTE: Adam E. Davis, senior, management information
systems, Sears Roebuck and Company, information technology auditor.
CRYSTAL LAKE: Christopher D. Kolbe, junior, business,
VCI, finance intern.
LAKEVILLE: Autumn Rasmus,
senior, broadcast journalism, Entertainment Tonight, intern.
ST. LOUIS: Anne M. Wilder, senior, communication
studies, UI orientation services.
OMAHA: Eric Bassik, junior, marketing, Cedar Rapids
Freedom Festival, assistant.
GLEN COVE: Andrea Nasierowski, senior, psychology,
UI Hospitals and Clinics, assistant.
Serrill, senior, finance, General Electric-Power Systems, intern.
CINCINNATI: Robert Smart, senior, communications,
the Jerry Springer Show, production assistant.
SAN ANTONIO: Brenda D. Morales, senior, communications,
KTSA/KTFM Radio, intern.
PRINCE ALBERT: Michael L. Kowalczyk, graduate student,
quality management and productivity, Rockwell Collins, intern.
Ricardo Nava, graduate student, actuarial science,
Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, intern.
TAIPEI: Lin Sheng-Lun, graduate student, UNUMProvident
Corporation, actuarial assistant