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BSC Intern Spotlight

jakeName: Jake Spence

Major: Journalism

Emphasis: Advertising

Internship Title: E-Commerce Developer Intern

Company: CleanFreak

Current Involvement: I am not currently involved in anything extracurricular besides work and school.  In my free time I enjoy tinkering with my camera and computer, doing photography, videography, graphic design, and web design.  I love the power of technology and the unlimited potential of the internet.

Why you chose UW Oshkosh:  I chose this school because I had initially planned on majoring in Business and UWO is known for having a very well respected Business program.  The new business building (Sage Hall) was scheduled to open as I would be an incoming freshman, which pretty much sealed the deal for me.  I looked forward to learning in a new facility with access to some of the latest technology.

Typical work day at CleanFreak in your role: At CleanFreak, I do a variety of things. Every week I create, design, and send out a weekly email newsletter.  Some days I will take new photos of our products and cut them out for our website.  When I’m not doing either of those things, I do general website maintenance like updating prices, adding new products, SEO, etc.

Interesting and rewarding things you are learning at your internship For the first time, I feel like I play a vital role to the company I work for.  In return, I am gaining a ton of real-world experience that cannot be taught in school.  I learn firsthand how an online business functions, behind the scenes.

How has the Business Success Center prepared you for the work force? If it wasn’t for the BSC, I would never be working at my current position.  Knowing my skills and strengths, they set me up with this awesome opportunity.  With guidance the whole way, I never felt uncomfortable throughout the whole process.

What are your career plans after UW Oshkosh? I hope to find a career with a company that is always on top of the latest trends.  I love technology so it would be great to work with computers and cameras, no matter what I am doing.  I have a job offer from my current internship after graduation, but would also love to see what else is out there.  I am a firm believer that a happy employee is a productive employee.

What was the best part of this experience? This whole opportunity has been amazing because of the connections I’ve made and the real-world experience I’ve gained.  I found a job that I enjoy with long-term potential!

Connect with Jake on Linkedin

BSC Intern Spotlight

Jenna Noffke

Major: Marketing and Economics

Internship Title: Interactive Web Management Intern

Company: Miles Kimball

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at your current internship?

I am learning so much about the marketplaces. Most companies and organizations are switching to multi-channel companies and I find this very rewarding! In my internship I am learning new computer skills, optimization skills and research development. I am also learning how an organization works with different departments to form the final product, generate sales, and serve their customer.

What is a typical day like as an intern at Miles Kimball?

My work day starts out with checking emails to see if there is anything that needs to be done or any products that need to be put onto the marketplaces right away. I then continue to check the products put onto the marketplaces the day before to make sure everything is coming though correctly. I check the images, bullet points, optimization features, etc. If there are any corrections to be made, I will correct them at this time. After corrections I continue my day with adding new products to the marketplace. This includes pulling new product reports for all five of Miles Kimball Company brands, removing the background from the images, and adding brand attributes (categories) , keywords, and bullet points (features) to each and every product. I close out my day making sure everything that needed to be done was completed and double checking my time frames to make sure all products will be up on time.

How has the Business Success Center prepared you for the work force? 

The Business Success Center helped me focus in on where I want to be in my career right now, when I graduate, and in the future. They helped me pick out goals that were meaningful to my career aspirations and figure out the correct skills and routes that need to be utilized and taken to reach those goals.

What are your career plans after UW Oshkosh?

After UW Oshkosh I would like to work within an organization, preferably a job involving what is going on in the economy. I’d like to see how the economy makes consumers react, and how to base marketing efforts around that society and reaction. Miles Kimball has helped me with this because they are a very customer focus organization. Each brand has a different customer demographic. The marketing team bases their efforts around each and every one of those demographics to come up a plan for the customer.

What was the best part of this experience?

There were so many great things about this experience I could go on and on. But putting the skills and learning experiences aside, I would say the best part about working for Miles Kimball are the people. My team, along with all Miles Kimball team members, are driven, energetic about their work and excited to continue to grow with one and other. They all make me feel very welcomed. I am very honored to work with such an unbelievable group of people.

Connect with her on LinkedIn


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