Tech Trek 2018 Participants


College of Business Administration

Jarrod Crano

Senior finance major from Parma, OH
Minors in entrepreneurship and computer information systems

Internships:  Summer 2018 - Westfield Insurance, Westfield Center, OH
Summer 2017 - Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund, Akron, OH

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek:  I am hoping to see possible differences between large and small corporations, as well as differences between Ohio and California businesses.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Abigail Delaney

Junior entrepreneurship major from Westerville, OH
Minor in marketing

Study Abroad:  Spring 2019 - Semester in Florence, Italy

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I hope to gain business knowledge and insights from the business owners on what it's like to establish and maintain a business.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Nick Ferritto

Junior accounting major from Valley City, OH

Internships:  Spring 2019 - Grant Thornton (Assurance Services Intern) - Cleveland, OH
Summer 2018 -  Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Supervision, Credit Risk Management, and Statistics & Analysis Intern) - Cleveland, OH

Study Abroad: Spring 2018 - Brussels, Luxembourg, and Paris

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek:  I am hoping to gain a better understanding of what drives tech companies, both small and large, and how they manage to stay constantly innovative.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Belle Kolik

Senior fashion design major from Cincinnati, OH
Minor in entrepreneurship for non-business majors

Internships:  Summer 2018 - Cosmic Bobbins (Creative Intern for this social media enterprise that teaches refugees, homeless, and women in shelters how to sew in order to help them with potential job placement) - Cleveland, OH
Summer 2017 - SJS Events (Research and Event Planning Intern) - New York, NY

Study Abroad: Fall 2017 - Florence, Italy

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I am hoping to learn about the environment and the process of being a start-up company as well as gain contacts in a new industry and city.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Cassidy Lombardy

Senior entrepreneurship major from Sandusky, OH
Minors in international business and marketing

Internship: Fall 2017 - NGO Management Association (Marketing Intern) - Geneva, Switzerland

Study Abroad: Fall 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I have never been to this area before so I am hoping this experience gives me an idea of business environments on the other side of the country. I am excited to be surrounded by innovative companies and want to use this experience as motivation for my job search after college. I hope that meeting prestigious alumni and professionals will help me expand my network and my options for after graduation.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)



Emily Machovina

Senior managerial marketing major from Amherst, OH
Minors in entrepreneurship and psychology

Internship: Current - Kent State Phone Center (Student Supervisor) - Kent, OH
August 2017 - May 2018 Keller-Williams Commercial (Marketing Intern) - Brecksville, OH

Study Abroad: Summer 2018 - Florence, Italy

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I am hoping to network with individuals in my intended career path and explore possible opportunities.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Michael Price

Senior managerial marketing and finance major from Canton, OH
Minor in entrepreneurship and Professional Sales Certificate

Study Abroad: Spring 2018 - Financial Institutions in the Cayman Islands

Internships: Fall 2018 - Paycom, Junior Executive Internships: Sales Internships - Cleveland, OH
Summer 2018 - Gartner Inc. - Business Development Coordinator: Sales Training Internship - Fort Myers, FL
Summer 2017 - Beacon Communities LLC, Property Management Internship Management Training program - Harrisburg, PA
May 2016 to May 2017 - Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (Global Business Services Intern) - North Canton, OH

What I hope to learn from the Tech Trek: I hope to network with alumni and recruiters at companies like Salesforce and Apple; to get to experience what it is like to live and work in San Francisco and make connections in case I ever move to California.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Jaynanne Sheehan

Senior computer information systems and entrepreneurship major from Stow, OH

Internships: Summer 2018 - Eaton Corporation (Infrastructure Engineer Project Manager Intern) - Beachwood, OH
Summer 2017 - Assured Partners (Sales Intern) - Richfield, OH

Study Abroad: May 2018 - Israel with Student Leaders' Israel Experience Trip for two weeks

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I am hoping to be immersed in the San Francisco culture and surrounded by entrepreneurial energy. I want to meet as many people as I can and retain those connections for future career opportunities. I want to come back to Ohio feeling inspired.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


Jenn Uren

Senior marketing major from Wadsworth, OH
Minor in entrepreneurship

Internships: February 2018 - Present, Contempo Communications + Design, Official Graphic Design Partners of the Cleveland Indians (Social Media Marketing and Event Intern) - Cleveland, OH

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: I am hoping to gain more insight about how the business world works from the tech side. I do the marketing for a design firm, so I get to see more of the design and creative side of marketing. This is the side of marketing that I love the most, but I want to understand the digital side better. I am also excited to see what the corporate world is like compared to the smaller environments I see here in Cleveland.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)


John Young

Junior managerial marketing and computer information systems major from Dublin, OH

Internships: Summer 2018 - Serra Auto Park (Business Development Center Internet Sales Specialist) - Akron, OH

Study Abroad: Summer 2018 - Greece, Sustainability in Business

What I am hoping to learn from the Tech Trek: During this Trek, I hope to gain a greater understanding of the role technology plays in business. I also hope to learn how being stationed in a large, densely populated city affects the dynamics of the workforce.

LinkedIn   Resume(.PDF)