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Psychology major helps ID top job candidates

When Lincoln, Neb.-native and Hastings College student Kelly Prange first contacted Talent Plus about a summer internship, the news wasn’t encouraging. After she described her interest in industrial and organizational psychology, experience and coursework at Hastings College, the recruiter explained Talent Plus wasn’t seeking interns at the time. He also said when the talent search and consulting company does hire interns, they work year-round in Lincoln. Kelly continued applying for other internships when Talent Plus surprised her and called back. After an interview, they offered her a year- ...Read more

He's got IT! Broad coursework gives intern a boost

As a technology intern at Signal 88 , Hastings College student Creighton Leif expected to spend the summer implementing small software development projects for the Omaha, Neb.-based security company with 100 franchises throughout the United States. The Computer Science major from Concordia, Kan., felt well-prepared for the task, having served as Hastings College’s lead Helpdesk Technician. When he discovered the company’s IT needs and his supervisors recognized Creighton’s skills, the internship took a new direction: Developing the IT infrastructure for a growing business named to ...Read more

From the golf green to food distribution: Marketing intern makes it happen

As the first marketing intern for ToBa, Inc. , a Minnesota-based food distribution company with a presence in Grand Island, Neb., Kelsey Mayfield’s duties included a little bit of everything: Developing a new logo for Garden Variety, the company’s produce line. Creating a company-wide protocol for welcoming all new customers to ToBa. Assisting with the launch of ONcore, a new website allowing ToBa customers to develop menus for schools, hospitals and assisted living facilities. In nearly all her tasks, she’s applied lessons learned and skills developed in her marketing and communications ...Read more

Major league experience for Ninemire

Melissa Ninemire wants to become a video editor for a professional sports team. Hastings College has been a great fit for her, providing multiple real-world experiences and internships where she can hone her videography and leadership skills. As Executive Producer for Bronco News Now, the student-run news show, the Broadcasting major from Falcon, Colo., has learned to coordinate and execute all aspects of a live video production. She’s also served on the Hastings College’s multimedia production team for the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, where she ...Read more


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