Previous interns

EJ Haas

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois

Education: University of Missouri – Columbia

Career Aspirations: To continue my career as an author and advance as a journalist.

 

 

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To grow my skills as an intern
  • To expand my knowledge within strategic communications
  • To develop my professional connection abilities
  • To explore creative options within a work setting.

Sixword Story: Work all day, study at night!

Calling Cards:

  1. Solving problems (realistic)
  2. Advancing ideas (investigative)
  3. Getting things right (structured)
  4. Creating things (artistic)
  5. Shaping environments (realistic)

StandOut Report Strength Roles: Influencer, creator

 

Charlie Irvine

Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois

Education: Indiana University

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations: Marketing and advertising

 

 

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To improve and refine my research skills
  • To gain firsthand experience in a career environment
  • To put my technical skills to the test
  • To expand my professional portfolio

My Six-Word Story: Positive young man with great potential

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Bringing joy (Social)
  2. Writing things (Artistic)
  3. Adding humor (Artistic)
  4. Solving problems (Realistic)
  5. Awakening spirit (Social)

Standout Profile: A provider and a pioneer

 

Carley Kolodziej

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Digital Marketing

Career Aspirations: To become a Project Manager or Social Media Director

 

 

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To open the door to new experiences
  • To expand my knowledge of the marketing world
  • To enhance my creativity skills

My Six-Word Story: Open to new experiences and change.

My Five Calling Cards: 

    1. Persuading People (Enterprising)
    2. Designing Things (Artistic)
    3. Giving Care (Social)
    4. Adding Humor (Artistic)
    5. Making Connections (Investigation)

Diana Ayala

Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

Education: Aurora University

Major: Communications and Professional Writing

Career Aspirations: To become a Communications Director or Social Media Director

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To enhance my writing and communication skills 
  • To network and connect with various people
  • To gain experiences and knowledge in growing industries

My Six-Word Story: Easygoing philomath, whose optimistic and humble.

My Five Calling Cards: 

    1. Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
    2. Researching Things (Investigative)
    3. Getting to the Heart of Matters (Investigative)
    4. Getting Things Right (Structured)
    5. Translating Things (Investigative)

Sydney Ingrassia

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Education: Loyola University of Chicago

Major: Creative Advertising

Career Aspirations: To become a copywriter at an advertising agency

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To grow my communications skills
  • To advance my writing ability
  • To learn more about people in the industry

My Six-Word Story: Learning doesn’t stop unless you do.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Adding Humor (Artistic)
  2. Bringing Joy (Social)
  3. Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
  4. Making Things Work (Realistic)
  5. Creating Things (Artistic)

Erica Williams

Hometown: Alsip, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Public Relations and Advertising

Career Aspirations: To become a Public Relations Specialist

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • Further my understanding of the Public Relations industry
  • Hone my resume and communication skills
  • To network and learn from diligent and enthusiastic people

My Six-Word Story: When you strive, you will achieve.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Getting to the Heart of Matters (Investigative)
  2. Writing Things (Artistic)
  3. Building Relationships (Social)
  4. Organizing Things (Structured)
  5. Exploring the Way (Enterprising)

Damon J Silvert

Hometown: Northbrook, Illinois

Education: Columbia College Chicago

Major: Marketing Communications

Career Aspirations: To become a Healthcare Public Relations Director

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To further develop my communication and marketing skills
  • To gain new experience and grow as a learner within the consulting world
  • To network and learn from skilled and passionate people

My Six-Word Story: Discipline, dedication, patience, good will come.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Creating Things (Artistic)
  2. Giving Care (Social)
  3. Building Relationships (Social)
  4. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  5. Making Connections (Investigative)

Elvina Ibricic

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa

Education: DePaul University

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations: To become a professional marketing consultant

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To gain some insight into a consulting firm
  • To network with a variety of people
  • To build my communication skills

My Six-Word Story: To learn, to create, to grow.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Creating Things (Artistic)
  2. Organizing Things (Structured)
  3. Adding Humor (Artistic)
  4. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  5. Making Connections (Investigative)

Naphat Sangsab

Hometown: Chanthaburi, Thailand

Education: Graduated from DePaul University

Major: M.S in Marketing Analysis

Career Aspirations: To become a professional market researcher in the CPG industry

 

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To develop my writing and communication skills
  • To gain new experience in the human resources industry
  • To expand my marketing knowledge

My Six-Word Story: Detail-oriented plus patience equals success.

My Five Calling Cards:

1.Getting Things Right (Structured)
2.Giving Care (Social)
3.Managing Things (Enterprising)
4.Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
5.Researching Things (Investigative)

Niall Hurley                                            

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Communications

Career Aspirations: I aim to build on my strength as a communicator to become a difference-maker in the future.

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To learn how to write effectively for businesses
  • To hone my social media skills
  • To communicate in a way that matters
  • To network with skilled people

My Six-Word Story: Laid back, but driven. Just watch.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Processing things (Structured)
  2. Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  3. Adding Humor (Artistic)
  4. Writing Things (Artistic)
  5. Researching things (Investigative)

 

Brian Yu

 

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations: To become familiar with the many aspects of digital marketing to help future companies that I may work with market themselves to their target audience

Why LH&A:

  • To gain new digital marketing skills and knowledge
  • Learn more about what digital marketing entails
  • To gain professional digital marketing experience
  • Expand upon my professional network

My Six-Word Story: Creative, ambitious, collaborative, dedicated, self-starter, motivated.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Creative Things (artistic)
  2. Starting Things (enterprise)
  3. Fixing Things (realistic)
  4. Adding Humor (artistic)
  5. Bringing Joy (social)

Sarah Johnson

 

Hometown: Evanston, Illinois

Education: Northwestern University

Major: Neuroscience and English Literature

Career Aspirations: I am interested in pursuing a career in medical technical writing as well as conducting my own neuroscience research

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To gain experience in content creation
  • To learn how to be more employable
  • The vast networking opportunities
  • To enhance my professional writing skills

My Six-Word Story: Driven. Insightful. Always aiming for excellence.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1.  Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  2.  Organizing Things (Structured)
  3.  Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
  4. Managing Things (Enterprising)
  5.  Solving Problems (Realistic)

Meg O’Toole

 

Hometown: Mundelein, Illinois

Education: Indiana University

Major: Public Relations

Career Aspirations: To fulfil a public relations, advertising or content marketing role by becoming an expert in communications and content writing

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To acquire new public relations skills
  • Ability to network with professional associates
  • Open doors to meet potential job connections
  • Expand my knowledge on current applications

My Six-Word Story: Adventurous go-getter. Works efficiently. Driven spirit.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1.  Bringing Joy (Social)
  2.  Adding Humor (Artistic)
  3.  Empowering Others (Enterprising)
  4.  Building Relationships (Social)
  5.  Organizing Things (Structured)

Johnathan Bryja           

Hometown: Palos Heights, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations: To fulfill a marketing leadership role by becoming a marketing expert, exceptional leader, and a great people person

       

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To acquire new marketing skills
  • To gain an inside view of marketing and social media
  • Great exposure to professional associations
  • Open doors for networking opportunities and potential job contacts
  • To gain real-world marketing experience

My Six Word Story: Creative mind, competitive spirit, exceptional leader.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1.  Persuading People (Enterprising)
  2.  Researching Things (Investigative)
  3.  Making Connections (Investigative)
  4.  Adding Humor (Artistic)
  5.  Resolving Disputes (Social)

 

Jihan Sweis

Hometown: Oak Lawn, Illinois

Education: DeVry University

Major:  Multimedia Design

Minor: Web Development

Career Aspirations: To gain experience and become an expert in the Graphic Design and Web Development field

 

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • The ability to create creative content
  • Networking Opportunity
  • Sharpen Design skills
  • Gain experience and professional growth

My Six Word Story: Hardworking, creative, designer, learning, experiencing, driven

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1.  Designing Things (Artistic)
  2.  Solving Problems (Realistic)
  3.  Building Relationships (Social)
  4. Putting the Pieces Together(Investigative)
  5.  Adding Humor (Artistic)

 

Sabrina Grudzinski

 

       Hometown: Millstadt, Illinois

       Education: DePaul University

       Major:  Marketing

       Minor:  Graphic Design

       Career Aspirations: To become a Marketing expert for non-profit organizations

       

Why LH&A:

  • Networking Opportunity
  • To gain real-world work experience
  • Building Relationships
  • Sharpen Design skills
  • Sharpen Creative skills

My Six Word Story: Excited Student gradually changing the world.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  2. Starting Things (Enterprising)
  3. Building Relationships (Social)
  4.  Adding Humor(Social)
  5. Making Things Work (Realistic)

Chi Nguyen

       Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam

       Education: DePaul University

       Major:  M.S in Marketing Analysis

       Career Aspirations: To become a global professional in Marketing/ Market Research field

       

Why LH&A:

  • Interested in Marketing and Communications
  • To gain real-world work experience outside of DePaul University
  • To sharpen multiple skills

My Six Word Story: Aspirational professional who never stops growing.

My Five Calling Cards: 

  1.  Seeing the Big Picture (Artistic)
  2.  Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  3.  Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
  4.  Instructing People (Social)
  5.  Researching Things (Investigative)

Nandani Dangayach

Hometown: India, Mumbai

Education: DePaul University 

Major: M.S in Marketing 

Career Aspirations: To be an expert in the digital marketing field

 

 

Why LH&A:

  • To gain hand-on experience in marketing and communication areas.
  • To apply knowledge and learn new skill sets. 
  • To learn new digital marketing techniques.

My Six Word Story: Digital marketer with creativity and curiosity.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Organizing Things (Structured)
  2. Creating Trust (Social)
  3. Managing Things (Enterprising)
  4. Getting Things Right (Structured)
  5. Making Things Work (Realistic)

Xiaoxuan (Rue) Wang

Hometown: Nanning, China

Education: DePaul University 

Major: M.S in Marketing Analysis

Career Aspirations: To become a professional digital marketer in marketing field

Why LH&A:

  • To gain hand-on experience in marketing and communication areas
  • To apply knowledge and learn new skill sets

My Six Word Story: Digital marketer with optimism and curiosity.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Bringing Joy (Social)
  2. Getting to the Heart of Matters (Investigative)
  3. Creating Trust (Social)
  4. Making Things Work (Realistic)
  5. Organizing Things (Structured)

Dayna DeMeritte

Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado

Education: University of Denver 

Major: M.S. Marketing

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in product management in a marketing field

Why LH&A:

  • Be able to understand marketing in a variety of industries which can be obtained the the recruiting field 
  • Deepen my skills in the technical component of marketing

My Six Word Story: Continuous curiosity, energetic listener, ask questions.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Managing Things (Enterprising)
  2. Building Relationships (Social)
  3. Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)
  4. Investigating Things (Investigative)
  5. Exploring the Way (Enterprising)

Ekaterina Frolova

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Education: Loyola University Chicago

Major: M.S. in Global Strategic Communications Career Aspirations: To become an exceptional professional in global marketing communications

Why LH&A:

  • Be able to get hands-on experience in recruitment and communications areas
  • Expand my technical skills and learn more about working with CRM and email marketing systems

My Six Word Story: Global marketing professional in the making.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Giving Care (Social)
  2. Straightening Things Up (Structured)
  3. Empowering Others (Enterprising)
  4. Analyzing Information (Investigative)
  5. Helping Overcome Obstacles (Social)

 

Pamela Binda


Hometown: Plainfield, Illinois

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senior

Major: Political Science

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in public administration and communications

Why LH&A:

  • Be able to engage in project-oriented marketing while understanding the workings of the recruitment process
  • Expand my technical skills and develop greater understanding of corporate communication

My Six Word Story: Young professional seeking next career adventure.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Building Relationships (Social)
  2. Translating Things (Investigative)
  3. Doing the Numbers (Conventional)
  4. Organizing Things (Conventional)
  5. Seeing Possibilities (Artistic)

Alejandra Llinás

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Education: DePaul University Senior

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations:  To become involved in the entertainment industry or get to be a marketing analyst and researcher

Why LH&A:

  • Have experience finding talent
  • To gain business and communication knowledge
  • Great opportunity for networking

My Six Word Story: Creativity and research my way of life.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Investigating things (Investigative)
  2. Designing things (Artistic)
  3. Analyzing information (Investigative)
  4. Researching things (Investigative)
  5.  Creating trust (Social)

Dilorom Azamova

Hometown: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Education: MA North Central College

Major: Economics and Psychology

Career Aspirations:  To become an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Why LH&A:

  • Hands on experience sourcing talents for variety of industries
  • Professional growth and communication
  • Excellent networking opportunity

My Six Word Story: Voracious learner to inspire talents globally.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Bringing out Potential (Enterprising)
  2. Facilitating Change (Social)
  3. Exploring the Way (Enterprising)
  4. Seeing the Big Picture (Artistic)
  5.  Getting to the Heart of Matters (Investigative)

 

Kelsi Cornett

Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee

Education: DePaul University

Major: Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Business Management

Career Aspirations:  To become an Industrial Consultant

Why LH&A:

  • Have an interest in consulting
  • Gain business knowledge and grow professionally
  • Work hands-on with the president of a company

My Six Word Story: Ambitious student eager to gain experience.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Organizing Things (Conventional)
  2. Building Relationships (Social)
  3. Empowering Others (Enterprising)
  4. Solving Problems (Realistic)
  5.  Creating Trust (Social)

Sadiqa Khan

Hometown: Glendale Heights, Illinois

Education: DePaul University

Major: Management Information Systems

Career Aspirations:  To use my knowledge and skills in problem-solving and change management for organizations that are working to change the world for the better

Why LH&A:

  • To learn from Lynn on how to create and maintain professional relationships
  • Gain professional experience

My Six Word Story: Caring ready to grow inspirational female.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Healing Wounds (Social)
  2. Giving Care (Social)
  3. Organizing Things (Conventional)
  4. Making Things Work (Realistic)
  5.  Making Connections (Investigating)

Danielle Miller

Hometown: Tinley Park, Illinois

Education: Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Major: Public Relations

Career Aspirations:  To become a media relations coordinator

Why LH&A:

  • To gain hands-on experience with the President of the company

My Six Word Story: A recent graduate ready for work.

My Five Calling Cards:

  1. Designing Things (Artistic)
  2. Building Relationships (Social)
  3. Making Things Work (Realistic)
  4. Starting Things (Enterprising)
  5. Getting to the Heart of Matters (Investigative)

Manuel Taborga

Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia

Education: DePaul University

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  

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Hometown: Fox River Grove, Illinois

Education: University of Iowa

Major: Communication Studies with certificates in Sustainability and Event Planning

Career Aspirations: To become a professional in the 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

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Hometown: Nanjing, China

Education: BA Nanjing Audit University, MA DePaul University

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

Hometown: Xinjiang, China

Education: BA Tianjing Foreign Studies University, MA DePaul University

Major: Marketing

Career Aspirations:  To become a project management professional (PMP) with a focus on brand strategy and customer insights

Why LH&A:

  • Passion for market research and analytics
  • 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

Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Education: Metropolitan University Prague

Major: 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

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Education: DePaul University

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 understands how to recruit people and has 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

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Education: DePaul University

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)

 Erin Guria

 headshotHometown: Long Grove, IL

Education: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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: Canton, China

Education: BA Guangdong University of Technology, MA DePaul University

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

1.picHometown: Dalian, China

Education: BA Missouri State University, MA DePaul University

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

1.pic_hdHometown: Jiangsu, China

Education: BA Huazhong University of Science and Technology, MSA DePaul University

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

Hometown: Jiangsu, China

Education: BA Nanjing Audit University, MA DePaul University

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

188bea6Marketing and Recruiting Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates

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)

chrisPublic Relations and Recruitment Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates
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)

kellyPublic Relations and Human Resource Intern, Lynn Hazan & Associates
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)