Favorite Internship Experience: ProTen Realty Group

Name: Connor Loughlin Year: Senior Major(s): Journalism, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: ProTen Realty Group I had a wonderful time during the CFS program this year as a Market Research Analyst Intern at ProTen Realty Group.  Overall, I would say it was the best and most interesting internship I have had to date. …

Industrial Engineer Tries Work in the Public Sector

Name: Octavio Bruetman Year: Senior Major(s): Industrial Engineering, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Intersect Illinois An Engineer in a Research RoleI spent the fall interning for Intersect Illinois, the main economic development corporation in Illinois. Along with my internship, I took the CFS Business studies course that explored numerous work dynamics which I…

Senior Explores Agricultural Development and Public Policy

Name: Karan Kairon Year: Senior Major(s): Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Chicago Council on Global Affairs My CFS internship at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs was an insightful and meaningful use of my Fall quarter. As part of the Global Food and Agriculture Programme (GFAP), I spent my time studying agricultural development…

McCormick Student Researches Niche Industries during Internship

Name: Can Divitoglu Year: Senior Major: Industrial Engineering Minor: Computer Science CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Torchpass Management This summer, I interned at Torchpass Management, a small search fund company. My job consisted finding potential targets to acquire every week in niche industries. The Company has the goal to acquire one company and run…

Joining a New Family Through a Summer in Venture Capital

Name: Louisa Oreskes Year: Senior Major: History Minor: Creative Writing CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Listen Ventures Working at Listen Ventures this summer has been an incredibly enriching experience. First, a little about where I work: Listen is a brand focused venture capital firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Listen backs and builds the brands of tomorrow…

Senior Experiences Growth Through Recruitment and Consulting Internship

Name: Chrystelle Doueihy Year: Senior Major: Industrial Engineering Minor: Computer Science and Kellogg Certificate in Managerial Analytics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: HBR Consulting I participated in the CFS program during the Summer quarter after my Junior year. It was a great experience in many different ways, and I encourage anyone who has the chance to participate…

A Different Outlook for a Global Health Major

Name: Julia Shenkman Year: Senior Major(s): Anthropology and Global Health CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: The Office of Senator Durbin A lot of people take CFS their senior year to get an idea of what they are going to do after undergrad. For me, I have the next year planned out, I’ll…

The First Intern for MT Holdings Shares his Experience

Name: Trent Goens Year: Senior Major: Economics Minor: BIP CFS Class: Field Studies in Business Culture Employer: MT Holdings To give some context, MT Holdings is a private equity backed holding company that was started in mid 2017. They are buyers of servicing companies across the country that work on commercial units of HVAC, refrigeration,…

A Day in the Life of an Intern

Name: Justine Ivanov Year: Senior Major: Communication Studies Minor(s): Economics, Integrated Marketing Communications CFS Class: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Starcom A Day in the Life – Starcom Winter Intern 6:30 AM: My alarm rings, and I promptly start my morning routine. It’s week five, and by now, I have gotten into the groove…

Putting His Pre-Med Studies to Work

Name: Lawrence Augh Year: Senior Major: Neuroscience CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Asher Center for the Study & Treatment of Depressive Disorders For my CFS internship, I am working as a research assistant at Northwestern Medicine’s Asher Center for the Study & Treatment of Depressive Disorders. Though research in both women and mental…

Diversifying Skillset at Nousat

Name: Vanessa Tang Year: Senior Major: Neuroscience Minor: Science in Human Culture CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: Nousot For CFS, I am a machine learning engineering intern at Nousot, a company that automates modeling and builds predictive and descriptive models. Much of my work deals with building and analyzing predictive models to…

An Internship that MATTERs

Name: Morgan Harlan Year: Senior Major: Economics Minor: Business Institutions CFS Class: Field Studies in Public Health Employer: MATTER This quarter, I am an intern at MATTER which is a healthcare startup incubator. MATTER offers memberships to Chicago-area startups that are seeking funding, aiming to scale their business, and further develop their ideas. As a…