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Release: Oct. 3, 2002

UI Students From Across Iowa Gain Experience Through Internships

Several University of Iowa students from across the state enhanced their education at this summer with internships obtained through the UI Career Center.

The UI Career Center is a campus resource that helps students find opportunities to apply their skills at a variety of organizations and businesses. Participants in internship programs are able to gain new perspectives on potential careers, as well as learn how to acclimate to a professional work environment. The student interns are listed below by their hometown, major and internship.

ALLEMAN- Lindsey B. Brumback, a junior business and Spanish major, interned with Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Johnston.

ANKENY- Jason Krause, a senior journalism major, interned as a journalist for the American Diabetes Association in Milwaukee, Wisc. Alan Pothast, a junior finance major, interned with the Des Moines Register and Ankeny Press Citizen. Kateri Routh, a senior business and marketing major, provided supportive assistance for the elderly as an intern for HomeSafe in Iowa City.

BETTENDORF- Matthew Miller, a senior management information sciences major, interned with the UI College of Public Health, working as an assistant network administrator.

CARROLL- Glen Reineke, a senior actuarial science major, interned with Cigna Healthcare in Bloomfield, Conn., working as an insurance actuary.

DEWITT- Lesleyann Christensen, a senior communications and women studies major, interned at Noel-Levitz Strategic Solutions for Education in Iowa City.

DUNLAP- Brent A. Nielsen, a senior finance and management information systems double major, interned at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, working as a financial associate.

FORT DODGE- Nate Green, a junior business and pre-law major, interned with UI Orientation Advisor Andrew Cinoman, working as a group leader.

IDA GROVE- Brandon Miller, a senior with an accounting and management information systems major and a computer science minor, worked as a technology and security systems auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP in Des Moines.

INDEPENDENCE- Laura Klever, a sophomore majoring in management, organizations and marketing, interned as an advising assistant at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business undergraduate program office.

LE MARS- David Brown, a junior finance major, interned at the People’s National Bank in Council Bluffs.

LONG GROVE- Andrea M. Murphy, a senior journalism and sociology major, interned with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, working as a broadcast journalist.

MARION- Krystal Prideaux, a senior management major specializing in human resources, conducted research, developed a handbook, redesigned the interview system and restructured the evaluation process as an intern with the Iowa Children’s Museum.

PARK VIEW- Emily Walker, a senior journalism and mass communications major interned at Henry Russell Bruce, a public relations firm in Cedar Rapids.

TOLEDO- Danielle Plogmann, a junior journalism and political science major, interned at Feature Story News in Washington, D.C., working as a broadcast journalist.

URBANDALE- Merrisa Brown, a junior journalism and history major, interned with WOI-TV Channel 5 Eyewitness News, working as a web producer.

WEBSTER CITY- Shalini Hanoman, a junior finance, management and organizations major, interned at the Webster City Medical Clinic.