Current Interns


Fiona Noonan

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Education: DePaul University

Major: Public Relations and Advertising

Career Aspirations: Public Relations Director or Marketing Communications Director  


Why LH&A:

  • Gain insight into the consulting world
  • Polish my writing and editing skills
  • Network and learn from talented and driven people 

My Six-Word Story: Stay focused, patient, everything in time.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Making Connections (Investigative) 
  2. Building Relationships (Social) 
  3. Advancing Ideas (Investigative) 
  4. Designing Things (Artistic)
  5. Persuading People (Enterprising)


Lily Lowndes

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Education: DePaul University

Major: Public Relations & Advertising

Career Aspirations: Copywriter or Account Director





Why LH&A:

  • To find new opportunities for growth
  • To enhance my technology skills
  • To build my professional portfolio

My Six-Word Story: Creative listener building productive idea-based conversation

My Five Calling Cards: 

    1. Exploring the Way (Enterprising)
    2. Advancing Ideas (Investigative)
    3. Making Things Work (Realistic)
    4. Writing Things (Artistic)
    5. Creating Things (Artistic)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Provider and Connector


Claire Hawk

HometownCleveland, OH

Education: DePaul University

Major: Organizational Communication, minor in Psychology

Career Aspirations: To work in Human Resources and the communication industry.



Why LH&A:

  • To gain the experience needed to be successful in my field
  • Learn more about the world of executive recruiting
  • Push myself to grow and improve
  • Learn more about myself and my strengths

My Six Word Story: Motivated connection maker, loves new experiences.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Giving Care (Social)
  2. Building Relationships (Social)
  3. Helping Overcome Obstacles (Social)
  4. Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
  5. Making Connection (Investigative)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Creator and Teacher

Urja Mehta

Hometown: Gurnee, IL

Education: DePaul University

Major: Marketing Concentration Digital Marketing

Career Aspirations: Become a marketing expert in creative/artistic industries





Why LH&A:

  • Learn and foster new marketing skills
  • Gain real-world experience
  • Networking opportunities
  • Work on my written communication skills

My Six-Word Story: Eager marketing enthusiast, ready to learn!

My Five Calling Cards:

  • Seeing the big picture (artistic)
  • Getting to the heart of matters (investigation)
  • Solving Problems (realistic)
  • Starting Things (enterprising)
  • Building relationships (social)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Equalizer and Teacher


Mandy Zhu


Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education: Northwestern University

Major: Economics

Career Aspirations: To become a Brand Marketing Director






Why LH&A:

  • Gain insight into the world of Digital Marketing and HR
  • Build on my resume and professional portfolio
  • Improve and polish my writing skills
  • Take advantage of networking opportunities

My Six-Word Story:Avid learner driven to produce excellence

My Five Calling Cards:

  • Building Relationships (Social)
  • Making Connections (Investigative)
  • Organizing Things (Structural)
  • Adding Humor (Artistic)
  • Making Things Work (Realistic)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Creative and Teacher


Emily Samp

Emily Samp intern photo

Hometown: Bensenville, IL

Education: Aurora University

Major: Communication & Media and Professional Writing

Career Aspirations: To become a Corporate Communications Specialist 






Why LH&A:

  • To strengthen my writing skills
  • To gain experience creating professional content on social media
  • To network and learn from successful individuals

My Six-Word Story: Motivated individual who values the journey

My Five Calling Cards:

  • Writing Things (Artistic)
  • Creating Trust (Social)
  • Making Things Work (Realistic)
  • Putting the Pieces Together (Investigative)
  • Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Connector and Influencer