Tech Trek 2018 Participants
Kent State UNIVERSITY
College of Business Administration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.