Previous interns

Samantha Ruer

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates  

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Hometown: Fox River Grove, Illinois

  • Graduate from the University of Iowa, 2016
  • BA: Communication Studies
  • Certificates: Sustainability and Event Planning

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in marketing and communications field.

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in Marketing and Communications, specifically experiential marketing.
  • Learn from Lynn who understands how to create and maintain strong connections in the marketing and communication industry.
  • Gain experience and grow as a recent graduate.

My Six Word Story:  Optimistic pioneer, collaborating sustainability, marketing,  communications.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Discovering Resources – Investigative
  2. Seeing Possibilities – Artistic
  3. Awakening Spirit – Social
  4. Adding Humor – Artistic
  5. Growing Things – Realistic

Sara Rash

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Undergraduate at DePaul University, anticipated graduation June 2019
  • Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in the marketing field, specifically for a TV networking company

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in Advertising and Marketing
  • Learn from Lynn who has a strong understanding of what it takes to get recruited and what makes a good employee
  • Gain experience and develop as an employee and student

My Six Word Story: Excited to learn, enjoys working, eager.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Empowering Others–Enterprising
  2. Managing Things- Enterprising
  3. Seeing the Big Picture- Artistic
  4. Operating Things- Conventional
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 Erin Guria

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

 headshot Hometown: Long Grove, IL

  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, anticipated graduation May 2018
  • Major: Advertising

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in the public relations field

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in Advertising and Communications
  • Learn from Lynn who has a strong understanding for the marketing and communications industry
  • Gain hands-on experience in the business world

My Six Word Story: Excited intern, eager to learn, passionate.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Empowering Others–Enterprising
  2. Giving Care–Social
  3. Organizing Things–Conventional
  4. Building Relationships–Social
  5. Bringing out Potential–Enterprising

Yuyang (Eric) Tang


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Hometown: Born in Canton, China; Studying in Chicago, IL

Education Background:

    • Undergraduate: Guangdong University of Technology
    • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2016
    • Major: Marketing Analytics

Career Aspirations:  To become a professional market/marketing analyst

 Why LH&A:

  • Have a strong interest in marketing
  • To gain inside look from recruiter’s aspect and improve myself
  • To learn from Lynn, an expert in marketing, PR and also life experience.

My Six Word Story: Have Fun, “Trouble Maker” and Problem Solver!

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Solving Problem – Realistic
  2. Starting Things – Enterprising
  3. Advancing Ideas – Investigative
  4. Fixing Things – Realistic
  5. Analyzing Information – Investigative

Zihang (Michael) Ding

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Hometown: Born in Dalian, China; Studying in Chicago, IL

Education Background:

    • Undergraduate: Missouri State University
    • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2017
    • Major: Marketing Analysis

Career Aspirations:  To become a professional marketing analysis generalist

 

Why LH&A:

  • To enrich my experience in marketing and advertising
  • Get hands-on business experience
  • Gain knowledge on marketing, communications, and advertising from someone with years of experience

My Six Word Story: Seek Truth, Have Passion, Stay Calm

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Performing Events – Artistic
  2. Analyzing Information – Investigative
  3. Doing the numbers-Conventional
  4. Bringing Joy – Social
  5. Researching Things – Investigative

Yiwen (Emily) Zhang

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Hometown: Born in Jiangsu, China. Studying in Chicago, IL

Education Background:

  • Undergraduate: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Graduate: DePaul University, graduated from MSA in 2015
  • Major: Accounting

Career Aspiration: To become a professional accountant who also has knowledge about human resource

  Why LH&A:

  • To learn about human resources including hiring process
  • To get familiar about U.S business firm operation
  • To learn from Lynn who has rich experience in Marketing and communication

My Six Word Story: Patient, Quiet, Friendly, Creative, Considerate, Positive

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Doing the numbers – Conventional
  2. Solving problems – Realistic
  3. Analyzing information – Investigative
  4. Giving care – Social
  5. Helping overcome obstacles – Social

Suyue (Sherry) Yan

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Born in Jiangsu, China; Studying in Chicago, IL

Education Background:

    • Undergraduate: Nanjing Audit University
    • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2016
    • Major: Human Resource Management

Career Aspirations:  To become a professional human resource generalist

 Why LH&A:

  • Have a strong interest in recruitment
  • Get hands-on business experience
  • Gain knowledge on human resource, communications, and marketing from someone with years of experience

My Six Word Story: Take Initiative, Work Hard, Love People

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Creating Trust- Social
  2. Helping Overcome Obstacles – Social
  3. Doing the numbers-Conventional
  4. Processing Things-Conventional
  5. Organizing Things-Conventional

Yanqi (Yanchee) Yang

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 Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates
 
 Hometown: Born in Luoyang, China; Studying in Chicago, IL
 
 Educational Background:
  • Undergraduate: Shantou University
  • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2016
  • Major: Predictive Analytics in Marketing
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Co-Founder – FC Consulting
  • Volunteer – Refugee One

Career Aspirations: To become a professional market analyst focusing on brand management

Why LH&A:

  • Have strong interest in marketing communications
  • To gain an inside look on the hiring process from a recruiter’s aspect
  • To learn more about U.S. business environment
  • To learn from Lynn, an excellent coach an amazing executive recruiter

My Six Word Story: Be proactive, hard-working, and always humble

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Making Connections – Investigative
  2. Giving Care – Social
  3. Helping Overcome Obstacles – Social
  4. Moving Physically – Realistic
  5. Getting Participation – Social

 

Chana Kohanchi

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Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Skokie, Illinois

Education Background:

  • Loyola University Chicago- Freshman
  • Major: Communications- Advertising and PR

Career Aspirations: To enter in the field of communications, public relations, or marketing with a global company.

 Why LH&A:

  • Get to experience the business world
  • Gain knowledge on communications, public relations, and marketing from someone with years of experience
  • Learn what it is to be a recruiter

My Six Word Story: Creates relationships, Young , Trusting, Strong minded

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Making Things Work-Realistic
  2. Adding Humor-Artistic
  3. Putting the Pieces Together- Investigative
  4. Writing Things- Artistic
  5. Building Relationships- Social

Grace Guo

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Hometown: Born in Shanghai, China; Studying in Chicago, IL

Educational Background:

    • Undergraduate: Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
    • Major: International Business Communication,
    • Graduate: DePaul University
    • Major: Predictive

Professional Background:

      • Product Marketing Intern- Philips Lighting China
      • VP of Brand Management- Kellstadt Marketing Group

Career Aspirations: To become a professional marketer and focus on product marketing, branding and event planning.

Why LH&A:

      • Have strong interest in marketing communications
      • Know more about business market needs from recruiting search firm perspective
      • Gain more experience in US business
      • Lynn is an amazing coach for career and for life

My Six Word Story: Take initiative, Work hard, Be open-minded

My Five Calling Cards:

    1. Solve Problems
    2. Getting things right
    3. Build Relationship
    4. Making Connections
    5. Bring Joy

Olivia Szczerba

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Hometown: Chicago, IL

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, Senior
  • Major(s): Marketing and Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management


Extracurricular Activities:

  • Member- National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Member- Chicago SHRM

Career Aspirations: To enter into the professional world of Marketing or HR, with an open mind in either field.

Why LH& A:

  • Have the opportunity to learn about recruiting and marketing from Lynn who has been in the industry for 30 years
  • To gain an inside look on the hiring process from a executive consultant’s viewpoint
  • The opportunity to be challenged by a mentor and coach in a business environment

My Six Word Story: Enthusiastic, ambitious, bright-eyed young professional

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Making Connections- Investigative
  2. Solving Problems- Realistic
  3. Seeing Possibilities- Artistic
  4. Organizing Things- Conventional
  5. Instructing People- Social

Melissa Courtney

Melissa Courtney

Public Relations Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Spring Lake, Michigan

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, Senior
  • Major: Public Relations and Advertising
  • Minor: Marketing

Special Events intern—Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Member—Delta Gamma Fraternity
  • Member-PRSSA

Career Aspirations: To enter into the professional world of PR or Advertising, working with a global company.

Why LH& A:

  • Wanted an internship in my field of study
  • Gain real world experience while still learning
  • To better myself professionally

My Six Word Story: Hard working, determined, and always reliable

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Bringing Joy—Social
  2. Building Relationships—Social
  3. Researching Things—Investigative
  4. Getting to the heart of the matter—Investigative
  5. Creating trust—Social

Chris Devadatta (Summer 2014)

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Hometown: Naperville, IL
College: DePaul University, Senior
Major: Public Relations and Advertising, expected June 2015
Minor: Business AdministrationProfessional Background:

  • Marketing Coordinator- Pioneer Tavern Group
  • Public Relations and Legal Intern- Fuksa Khorshid, LLC
  • Legal Clerk- Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.

Extracurriculars:

  • Youth Leader- Young Life
  • VP of Philanthropy- DePaul PRSSA
  • Client Registrant- Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Career Aspirations: Professional Services PR

Why LH&A:

  • Top tier internship program with one of the most respected and accomplished professionals.
  • Opportunity to gain insight into the PR field, thereby building my professional roots and understanding.
  • Being on the other side of the hiring cycle.

My Six Word Story: Eager Learner, Efficient Worker, Extensive Thinker

My Calling Cards:

  1. Solving Problems
  2. Getting Things Right
  3. Creating Dialogue
  4. Making Connections
  5. Processing Things

Kelly Sergay (Summer 2014)

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Hometown: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa; resides in Chicago, IL
College: DePaul University
Majors: B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising; B.A. & M.A. Relational Communication
Minor: MarketingProfessional Background:

  • Public Relations Intern- Margie Korshak Inc.
  • Assistant- Kellstadt Marketing Center
  • Chicago Quarter Mentor- DePaul University

Extracurricular Activities:

  • President– Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity
  • Member– National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Career Aspirations: To enter into the corporate world of PR and focus on crisis and strategic communications

Why LH&A:

  • I wanted an internship that had a one-on-one mentorship setup.
  • To gain an inside look into what it takes to be a PR professional, as well as, how to stay competitive within the job market.
  • Have the opportunity to learn from someone who has been in the industry for so long and absorb all the teachings Lynn could offer me as her intern.

Six-Word Story: strength in developing others and self

My Calling Cards:

  1. Building Relationships
  2. Making Connections
  3. Seeing Possibilities
  4. Persuading People
  5. Instructing People

Jack Gibbs

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Public Relations Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates
Hometown: Wheaton, IL
College: Albion College
Majors: Philosophy and Communication Studies, Cum Laude, May 2014Professional Background:

  • Social media intern- Albion College
  • Independent researcher- Albion College

Extracurricular Activities:

  • House speaker- Tau Kappa Epsilon Omega Chapter
  • Member- Habitat for Humanity

Career Aspirations: Aiming for a career in PR but open minded to the vast possibilities in the communications field

Why LH&A?

  • Wanted a job that introduced me to the business environment
  • Needed an opportunity that challenged me mentally
  • Enjoyed the hands on approach doing a job while working on my own professional growth

Six Word Story: Determined Student, Calculated Strategist, Decisive Opportunist.

My Calling Cards:

  1. Organizing Things
  2. Providing Humor
  3. Getting to the Heart of the Matter
  4. Managing Things
  5. Building Relationships.