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Internship strikes a chord with the entrepreneurial Penner

Hastings College student Cam Penner had never heard of Hear Nebraska (HN) until Career Services Director Kim Graveitte sent him an email about an internship melding his two loves: the media and music. “After I looked into what they were doing, I instantly felt a connection with its mission of promoting Nebraska music,” said the Broadcasting major who calls Lincoln, Neb., home. Cam recorded and produced the video on this page for Hear Nebraska. It features The Bottle Tops, who performed "15 Years" live on 89.3 KZUM on May 30. Cam’s work with HN was very similar to “Music to Reckon With,” his ...Read more

Broadcasting major goes ‘on air’ with Clear Channel

You may not know Hastings College student Lauren Sawyer, but you may have heard the Gretna, Neb., native on the radio. During the summer of 2013, she completed an internship with the Clear Channel Radio in Omaha, Neb., and recorded voiceovers for several commercials and public service announcements. “On the first day, the production director explained his job to me and showed me a few new editing techniques, and I asked if I could practice using the software and soundboard,” said the Broadcasting major. He said yes, and within 30 minutes, Lauren completed a commercial using her new skills. “ ...Read more

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
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