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Introducing Our Summer 2018 Interns

The Summer of 2018 brought over 20 talented interns into North Star offices across the country. These interns have been busy learning from North Star’s financial advisors, leaders and specialists. Read a little about each of them below!

To learn more about opportunities at North Star, visit www.northstarfinancial.com/careers

Bui-Huy-Dang-2018.jpgHuy Bui
Title: Financial Advising Intern
Major: Economics with Mathematical Emphasis
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office: Minnetonka, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: School networking event
Prior Experience: None
Summer plans: “Road tripping to Yellowstone National Park, Devil’s Lake State Park (WI); enjoying the World Cup; attending Summerfest (WI); and spending time on any of the 10,000+ beautiful lakes in Minnesota.”

Gruntner-Rachel-2018.jpgRachel Gruntner
Title: Marketing Coordinator on behalf of Joe Fox and Kristin Printon
Major: International Business and Finance
School: University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: “While working at the Pool and Yacht Club last summer through Joe Fox”
Prior Experience: Treasurer for the CHAARG club
Summer plans: “I have a few travel plans this summer including visiting family in California, trips to the cabin, and moving my sister into college. I will also be spending some time getting ready for my study abroad experience this coming school year!”

Shirley-Emily-2018.jpgEmily Shirley
Title: Intern and Employee Benefits Marketing Coordinator
Major: Finance and Entrepreneurship
School: Farmer School of Business at Miami University (OH)
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: “Faye Johnson, who has spent time at Ameriprise and Securian”
Prior Experience: None
Summer plans: “My plans this summer include competing my horse, Woody, spending time on the lake with friends and family, and taking advantage of the summer by being active outside.”

Imm-Arrica-2018.jpgArrica Imm
Title: Marketing Intern on behalf of Laura Vaughn, CFP®, Partner
Major: Communication Studies with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Communication and a minor in Human Relations
School: St. Cloud State University
Office: Minneapolis, MN/Lone Star Division
How’d you hear about North Star: Caroline Dolney
Prior Experience: “I spent a semester as the Communication Outreach Intern with SCSU’s Women’s Center doing mainly program coordination, event planning, and outreach and recruitment for their affiliated student organizations.”
Summer Plans: “This summer I have a myriad of small plans and projects such as going to the lake, relaxing up north at the family cabin, and doing yard work for my family. Additionally, I hope to make it up to Duluth at some point!”

Kan-Vitali-2018.jpgVitali Kan
Title: Marketing Intern to Darby Affeldt, DVM, Financial Advisor
Major: Statistics and Economics and minoring in Mathematics
School: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: “Pro Day”, an annual career fair for student-athletes at Minnesota.
Prior Experience: “I worked part time as a Live Data Entry Operator at SportRadar where I would input live stats from NCAAF, NFL, and NBA games.”
Summer Plans: “I am team captain of the Minnesota Men's Gymnastics team and a two-time All-American in the sport. Aside from interning and gymnastics, my plan for the summer is to hang around Minnesota and get out on a lake as much as possible.”

Lund-Sammi-2018.jpgSammi Lund
Title: Recruiting Intern Coordinator
Major: Marketing major with minors in Finance and Communications
School: University of Minnesota, Duluth
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: LinkedIn
Prior experience: None
Summer plans: “Getting outside as much as possible, going to my cabin up north, spending time on the lake with friends and family!”

Damrow-Micah-2018.jpgMicah Damrow
Title: Marketing Intern at North Star’s Dallas, Texas office
Major: Finance
School: Baylor University
Office: Dallas, Texas
How’d you hear about North Star: RippleMatch
Summer Plans: “This summer I plan to learn as much as possible about the ins and outs of being a financial advisor.”

Nguyen-Hoang-Chan-Andy-2018.jpgAndy Hoang-Chan Nguyen
Title: Marketing Intern for North Star Consultants of Texas
Major: Economics with a minor in Finance
School: University of Texas at Austin
Office: Austin, TX
How’d you hear about North Star: RippleMatch
Summer Plans: “In totality, my summer plans include excelling in the position I am assigned, learning as much as I can from Shaun and the other financial advisors in the Austin office, and lastly gaining experience to build upon for the future.”

Lundell-Jordan-2018.jpgJordan Lundell
Title: Intern on behalf of Garret Colao
Major: Finance
School: University of St. Thomas
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: Connections through St. Thomas football team
Prior experience: Interned last year at North Star
Summer plans: “Hang out, enjoy the weather, and get up to the cabin as much as possible!”

Mireles-Jacob-2018.jpgJacob Mireles
Title: Marketing Research Intern
Major: Economics and a minor in Business
School: University of Texas at Austin
Office: Austin, TX
How’d you hear about North Star: “Through LinkedIn and did some research on the company and thought it would be a great fit for me.”
Prior experience: none
Summer plans: “This summer I plan on putting as many hours as I can into working at North Star and maybe going to Cancun at the end of summer for vacation.”

Schuster-Jillian-2018.jpgJillian Schuster
Title: Marketing Research Intern
Major: Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice
School: Texas State University
Office: Austin, TX
How’d you hear about North Star: “Former intern for the company and had nothing but great things to say about the experience.”
Prior experience: none
Summer plans: “I will be making the move to Austin from San Marcos, and going to visit family in El Paso and Florida.”

Gonzales-Jacob-2018.jpgJacob Gonzales
Title: Marketing Intern on Behalf of Shaun McDuffee
Major: Public Relations with minors in Spanish and Business Foundations
School: University of Texas
Office: Austin—Bee Cave
Prior experience: none
Summer plans: “Scouting Austin for new people to photograph or kayaking on the river. I love all walks of life, foods, and music, and hope to use this trait in my future career in brand development post-graduation in May of 2020.”

Landt-Zach-2018.jpgZach Landt
Title: Intern
Major: Finance
School: Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Office: Minneapolis, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: “My dad has worked at the firm for years.”
Summer Plans: “I plan on working here North Star, hanging with friends, and playing soccer.”

Weingarten-Dale-2018.jpgDale Weingarten Jr.
Title: Marketing Intern
Major: Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics
School: University of Richmond
Office: Richmond Office
How’d you hear about North Star: “I first heard about North Star through the University of Richmond’s Career Services website.”
Summer Plans: “After the internship ends, I plan to head back to my hometown in New Jersey to hang out on the beach until school starts back up.”

Sokolich-Elena-2018.jpgElena Sokolich
Title: Marketing Intern for Shaun McDuffee
Major: Marketing
School: Texas Tech University
Office: Austin, TX
Prior Experience: Digital Marketing and client acquisition management for a growing healthcare real estate firm.
How’d you hear about North Star: “I luckily found North Star within my college’s job search database.”
Summer Plans: “My plans for the summer include enjoying the beautiful city of Austin and all it has to offer, while continuing to work and grow professionally with North Star.”

Jimeno-Maria-2018.jpgMaria Jimeno
Title: Marketing Intern
Major: International Business and minor in Digital Media Marketing
School: St. Edward’s University
Office: Austin, TX
Prior Experience: “Before this I was an intern for the Spain Texas chamber of commerce, where I shadowed the business affair director for Spanish clients as well as making their newsletter.”  
How’d you hear about North Star: Handshake

Deutschlander-Jake-2018.jpgJake Deutschlander
Title: Property and Casualty Intern
Major: Business with a concentration in Finance
School: Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI
Office: Minneapolis, MN
Prior Experience: “I hope to become a financial adviser upon graduation. Mostly looking at working with individuals in the entertainment industry.”
How’d you hear about North Star: “I have basically known about North Star since I was born, with it always being a thought in my head that I may want to work here one day.”
Summer Plans: “Over the course of the summer I hope to become a licensed insurance producer in property/casualty and life/health insurance.”

Cobbs-Sam-2018.jpgSamuel Cobbs
Title: Intern
Major: Finance
School: University of St. Thomas
Office: St. Paul, MN
How’d you hear about North Star: “I heard about North Star through a teammate of mine.”
Summer Plans: “I plan on going on a fishing trip to Florida this summer.”

Watkins-Sean-2018.jpgSean Watkins
Title: Marketing Intern
Major: Finance while playing basketball for the university
School: St. Edward’s University
Office: Austin, TX
How’d you hear about North Star: “I heard about North Star through LinkedIn, then one of my former teammates began to work for North Star. He told me more about the company and I became very interested and came in for an interview.”
Summer Plans: “I currently have no summer plans except for continuing to work for North Star!”

Huntsman-Lauren-2018.jpgLauren Huntsman
Title: Client Relations Coordinator
Major: Finance
School: Bowling Green State University
Office: Phoenix, AZ
Prior Experience: “My senior year in college I worked as a financial planning and new business intern for a small financial planning company in Toledo, OH. Through that experience I found that being a financial planner would be a very exciting and rewarding career, so I sought out a company that specialized in training young advisors.”
How’d you hear about North Star: “I wanted to grow as a person and take a step out of my comfort zone and move out west, so that brought me to the NS internship in Phoenix, AZ. I am very excited about what Arizona has to offer and the team I get to work with here!”
Summer Plans: “Outside of work, I look forward to more hiking and exploring Arizona when it’s not over 100 degrees.”

Cody-Brian-2018.jpgBrian Cody
Title: Digital Marketing Intern
Major: Finance
School: Texas State University
Office: Austin, TX
Prior Experience: “I have worked several jobs in my lifetime, once as a server, once as a cashier, and a few times as a camp counselor. None of those jobs compare to what I am learning here at North Star.”
How’d you hear about North Star: “Texas State helped me find North Star with their career services center. Career services set me up with a Handshake account and then shortly thereafter I applied to North Star Resource Group.”
Summer Plans: “My plans this summer consist are going to consist of interning and summer school, with a little bit of volunteer work at Camp Longhorn.”

 

Learn more about North Star’s internship program by clicking here: http://www.northstarfinancial.com/careers/selection-process-training-program/.  

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