Previous interns

Manuel Taborga

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia

  • Education: DePaul University Sophomore
  • Major: Finance and Management Information Systems with a minor in International Business.

Career Aspirations: Build a career in finance with a technology focus.

Why LH&A:

  • To learn about the recruiting process and the consulting industry.

My Six Word Story: Driven Student Always Looking to Learn

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  2. Building Relationships (Social)
  3. Organizing Things (Conventional)
  4. Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  5.  Managing Things (Enterprising)

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

 

Zheheng (Catherine) Mao

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

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

  • Undergraduate: Nanjing Audit University
  • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2016
  • Major: Marketing Analysis

Career Aspirations:  To become a professional marketing analyst

Why LH&A:

  • To have a inside look about recruiting process and improve myself
  • Interested in Marketing
  • To learn from Lynn, an expert in Marketing and also life experience

My Six Word Story: Positive, Calm, Balanced, Listener, Organized, Easy-going

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Organizing Things – Conventional
  2. Fixing Things – Realistic
  3. Getting to the Heart of Matters – Investigative
  4. Helping Overcome Obstacles – Social
  5. Analyzing Information – Investigative

 

Wenting (Tracy) Feng

Marketing and Account Management Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

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

  • Undergraduate: Tianjing Foreign Studies University
  • Graduate: DePaul University, anticipated graduation in 2016
  • Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations:  Passion of market research and analytics. To become a project management professional(PMP) with focus on brand strategy and customer insights.

Why LH&A:

  • To gain an inside look on the hiring process from a recruiter’s aspect
  • Gain hands-on experience in marketing communication and research

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Managing Things – Enterprising
  2. Organizing Things – Conventional
  3. Analyzing Information – Investigative
  4. Solving Problems – Realistic
  5. Getting Participation – Social

 

Chaim Kobylinski

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

 

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

  • Metropolitan University Prague
  • BA: Humanities

Career Aspirations: To become a non-profit professional with focus on public relations, branding and event planning.

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in recruiting process, specifically .
  • Opportunity to gain insight into the PR field, thereby building my professional roots and understanding.
  • Gain experience and professional growth.

My Six Word Story:  Analytical, Creative Mind; Optimistic, Passionate Professional.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Analyzing Information – Investigative
  2. Seeing the Big Picture – Artistic
  3. Adding Humor – Artistic
  4. Solving Problems – Realistic
  5. Bringing Out Potential – Enterprising

Kuang Yun Chang

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

– Graduate from the University of DePaul, 2017

– Major: Marketing Analysis

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in marketing analysis

Why LH&A:

– Have an interest in Marketing and communication
– Learn from Lynn who understand how to recruit people and have an experience in Marketing
– Gain experience on real business world

My Six Word Story: Independent, passion, diligent, practical, sensitive, creative

My Five Calling Cards:
1 Creating Trust- Social
2 Managing Things-Enterprising
3 Bringing Joy- Social
4 Healing Wounds-Social
5 Getting Participation-Social

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
  5. Adding Humor- Artistic Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 1.21.39 PM

 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

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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.

Andrea Bacchi

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Milan, Italy

  • Undergraduate: DePaul University
  • Major: Honors Marketing (IME)

Career Aspiration: To become the skilled professional that makes a difference in the workplace.

Why LH&A:

  • To advance as an individual and gain valuable skills
  • To learn from Lynn, expert in Marketing, Communication and Recruiting
  • Conducting tasks that matter to a firm from the start

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Seeing the big Picture – Artistic
  2. Solving Problems – Realistic
  3. Building Relationships – Social
  4. Analyzing Information – Investigative
  5. Making things work – Realistic

Qianwen (Autumn) Huang

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Shanghai, China

  • Undergraduate: Shanghai Maritime University
  • Graduate: DePaul University
  • Major: Predictive Analytics

Career Aspirations:  To become a professional marketing analyst

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in marketing and business analyst
  • Gain working experience as my first job in US.
  • Improve myself in job searching from the point of view as a recruiter

My Six Word Story: Tell the story behind the scene

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Advancing Ideas(Investigative)
  2. Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  3. Discovering Resources (Investigative)
  4. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  5.  Processing Things (Conventional)

Derek Franke

Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

Hometown: Lake Bluff, Illinois

  • Undergraduate: DePaul University
  • Graduate: DePaul University
  • Major: Business Information Technology

BIO:  A little about Derek Franke : Derek received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from DePaul University and completed an internship for WGN News in 2013. He entered the workforce as a multimedia journalist for KHQA News after college. Derek covered a variety of topics: we’re talking everything from house fires to dog shows. He returned to DePaul University to pursue a Business Information Technology master’s degree in 2014. The curriculum exposed him to project and information security management. Derek wrote a project proposal and plan for his own travel system, examined the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and studied the systems development life cycle (SDLC). He savored reading and hearing about the processes to implement agile and waterfall methodologies. Derek completed the program in June 2017. This journey helped Derek acquire several skills and taught him a lot about himself: He works well in fast-paced environments and enjoys stepping into unfamiliar territory. Derek relishes public speaking and always tries to do as much research as possible to prepare for questions. Derek is excited to join Lynn Hazan & Associates as an intern and to absorb all the knowledge Lynn has to offer.

—Derek Franke

My Six Word Story: Loves watching terrible movies and laughing

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Creating Things (Artistic)
  2. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  3. Persuading People (Enterprising)
  4. Investigating Things (Investigative)
  5.  Researching Things (Investigative)