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Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Megan Falvey ’14

Megan Falvey '14, Grey Group
Megan Falvey ’14, Grey Group

Megan Falvey ’14 graduated from Davidson with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French. Upon graduation, she completed a four month internship with Grey Group, a worldwide Marketing and Advertising agency.  At the completion of the internship, Megan was hired full-time as an Assistant Account Executive.

While at Davidson, Megan set her sights on gaining experience that would benefit her career in the advertising world.  She served as a PR Assistant in the President’s Office and also as the Director of Public Relations for SGA.  She studied in Paris for one semester and completed an internship with Capstrat.  Keep reading to learn more about Megan’s experience with Grey and how Davidson helped her prepare.

Q: What attracted you to Grey?

A: Unlike most large agencies, Grey places a huge emphasis on creativity. In speaking with people working across departments, I realized how important the work was to the company’s success. About 10 years ago, Grey was struggling because the agency wasn’t encouraging clients to push boundaries. With a renewed focus on creativity and digital, Grey won agency of the year in 2013 and Network of the Year in 2014, and can still boast of clients like Pantene, Covergirl, Gillette, and DirectTV. It’s pretty rare to find a creativity agency with such big brands.

Q: In what ways did your time at Davidson uniquely prepare you to be successful at Grey?

A: Being able to craft a concrete argument is a huge skill in advertising. I was an English major at Davidson, so I had a lot of experience with gathering evidence to make a literary argument. In Account Management, you have to be strategic about how you present work to clients—from formal presentations, to weekly check-ins. Davidson prepared me for that type of work.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I love how advertising balances business with creativity. Every day my team is faced with a new marketing challenge, and we get to solve it through creative thinking. Since I work on a global account, I also get to work with regions around the world and see how campaigns change based on local insights. No two days are the same. At times it can be overwhelming, but I enjoy what I’m doing and being busy.

Q: Are there any myths about your job that you would like to debunk?

A: For all those who have watched Mad Men, Account Management gets a bad reputation. I have never taken a client out to talk business over martinis. People also tend to assume that because we’re not in the creative department, we only occupy ourselves with the business side of things. In Account Management, I contribute to all stages of creative development, which means that my job actually requires me to be creative.

Q: What advice do you would you give to students applying for this internship?

A: Use your connections. Unfortunately, advertising is a very competitive industry, and if you blindly submit your application online, chances are it will never make it to HR. For Grey specifically, the work is really important. Look through Grey’s portfolio or scan AdWeek and Ad Age to find work that speaks to you, and be prepared to explain why you think it’s effective.

Megan and Grey Worldwide are participants in the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge.  To view the Summer 2015 internship description, visit WildcatLink.  The application deadline is February 20, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Wilson Purcell ’15

Wilson Purcell '15
Wilson Purcell ’15

Wilson Purcell ’15 had the great opportunity to intern with Coleman Research Group in Raleigh, NC.  The internship was shared by Ali Gores ’10.  Read on for an overview of Wilson’s experience.

Q: What originally drew your interest to this particular position?

A: I was drawn to the internship by the opportunity to speak with accomplished professionals from various backgrounds / industries. I figured that I would get to hear some interesting stories and learn about career paths that I wouldn’t have thought to research.

Q: How did the experience impact your career goals and your next steps?

A: This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but the experience didn’t really change my career goals all that much. I am still interested in finance and consulting work. Working at Coleman, though, showed me just how much working in an open and friendly office environment makes the work more enjoyable. If anything, working at Coleman shifted my focus in that I am now looking to work for smaller, more intimate companies.

Q: Can you share one brief story about a specific project, moment, etc. that was particularly impactful?

A: The executive officers of the company are mostly based in the New York office with one of them in London and two in Raleigh, but I got to meet each of them over the summer. They all met in Raleigh for a few days, and the CEO and founder Kevin Coleman came another time by himself. On his solo trip, he sat at the cubicle next to me to get some work done. He seemed busy, so I didn’t bother him. Once he had some free time, though, he introduced himself and talked to me for a bit. I thought it was really cool that he spent some of his limited time in the Raleigh getting to know the summer intern.

Current students can view postings for summer internships and entry-level positions presented by Davidson alumni and families for the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge on WildcatLink.

Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Hadley White ’98

Hadley White '98, The Aspen Institute
Hadley White ’98, The Aspen Institute

Hadley became the Seminars Manager at the Aspen Institute in June 2013. Prior to her current position, she spent nine years as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Her favorite assignment was working in Stuttgart, Germany for U.S. Africa Command for nearly three years, where she worked in the Strategic Communication Division and served as the Interagency Coordinator. In Washington, DC, she supported numerous institutes within the NIH in a project management role, and assisted with international health initiatives, such as the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS), a component of PEPFAR.

Originally from Atlanta, she attended Davidson College where she majored in history and spent a semester abroad in Kenya, where her interest in Africa began. After college, she worked as a producer and writer at CNN in her hometown for three years. Her graduate work at the Fletcher School at Tufts University focused on international development and health security, culminating in her master’s thesis on AIDS in Africa as a security threat. She’s excited to be living in Colorado and is looking forward to her second ski season in Aspen.

Q: What attracted you to the Aspen Institute?

A: I had spent 9 years in the federal consulting business and was ready for a change in career. The Aspen Institute appealed to me because of its focus on leadership, intellectual rigor, policy programs, and big thinkers in various fields. The fact that my job would be in Aspen, Colorado was just a bonus!

Q: In what ways did your time at Davidson uniquely prepare you to be successful at the Aspen Institute?

A: One of the things that my interviewer (now boss) focused on was that I went to a liberal arts college. At Davidson I learned to ask probing questions, the importance of community, and had a broad based background which I could apply to the Institute’s many different programs.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I love that I get to know leaders from around the world and from different backgrounds who are dedicated to improving their communities. It’s incredibly inspiring and makes me feel good about humanity.

Q: What advice would you give to students thinking of applying for the summer internship with the Aspen Institute?

A: Emphasize flexibility, motivation, strength in details/administration, and desire to have a meaningful learning experience. It’s an unforgettable internship, and I’d love to get at least one Davidson student in Aspen here every summer.

Hadley and the Aspen Institute are participants in the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge.  To view the Summer 2015 internship description, visit WildcatLink.  The application deadline is February 1, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Zara Riaz ’15

Zama Coursen-Neff '93 hosted Colin Vaida '16 and Zara Riaz '15 for a summer with the Human Rights Watch
Zama Coursen-Neff ’93 hosted Colin Vaida ’16 and Zara Riaz ’15 for a summer with the Human Rights Watch

The summer of 2014 was a career-defining experience for Zara Riaz ’15.  Zara had the opportunity to participate in an internship with the Human Rights Watch in New York City.  The position was offered by alumna Zama Coursen-Neff ’93 in connection with the Vann Center for Ethics.

Continue reading for a glimpse into Zara’s experience.

Q: What originally drew your interest to this particular position?

A: I was drawn to this internship because of my experiences learning about human rights violations in Colombia and the Horn of Africa. I attended the Colombia Staff Ride with Dr. Crandall in January 2014, and this trip highlighted the effects of human rights violations committed by both the Colombian government as well as guerilla members. I was interested in the indirect effects of these violations, such as the shift of expenditures from health and education to larger military expenditures. I also attended the Rift Valley Institute field course on the Horn of Africa with Dr. Menkhaus in 2013. Many of the readings for this trip included reports by Human Rights Watch on violations occurring in the Horn. I wanted to use this internship as a means of not only gaining a better understanding of learning more about the particular areas I had previously studied but also about the mechanisms for defending international law and the challenges that human rights advocacy faces.

Q: How did the experience impact your career goals and your next steps?

A: This internship played an invaluable role in shaping both my short-term and long-term goals. I learned that I want to pursue human rights as a field of study, and that I want to approach this field from a legal perspective. After interacting with many lawyers at Human Rights Watch, I was inspired by how law can be a powerful tool for defending the rights of vulnerable populations and individuals. Furthermore, this internship highlighted the importance of gaining contextual knowledge of the environment you are studying or operating in. For this reason, I would like to spend time working in East Africa before pursuing law school.

Q: Can you share one brief story about a specific project, moment, etc. that was particularly impactful?

A: One of my projects was to prepare a report for the Committee on the Rights of the Child for the periodic review of Ethiopia, essentially a “progress report” on behalf of Human Rights Watch that details the organization’s findings on children’s rights in Ethiopia. After learning about the “villagization” program that resettled pastoral populations into villages and the human rights violations associated with the program, I began to think about the intersection of human rights and development. While I had studied political and economic development in previous courses, this report highlighted the need for human rights to be central to the development agenda, focusing on protecting the rights of the most vulnerable or marginalized populations and not simply increased growth.

Current students can view postings for summer internships and entry-level positions presented by Davidson alumni and families for the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge on WildcatLink.

Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Amanda Silver ’15

Amanda Silver '15 and colleague Alex Bearman working at the 2014 Street Soccer USA New York Cup.
Amanda Silver ’15 and colleague Alex Bearman working at the 2014 Street Soccer USA New York Cup.

Amanda Silver ’15 participated in the 2014 Davidson Entrepreneurship Internship Program as an intern with Street Soccer U.S.A.  The internship was shared with Davidson by alumnus Lawrence Cann ’00.  Street Soccer U.S.A, is a hybrid nonprofit / for-profit with a mission to strengthen low income communities and to fight homelessness and poverty through sport. During the summer, the organization hosted a soccer tournament in New York City’s Time Square.

Here are some thoughts from Amanda about her experience.

Q: What originally drew your interest to this particular position?

A: I was originally drawn to Street Soccer USA because it combined my interest in social entrepreneurship with my experience with fundraising and events. After reading the description, I immediately resonated with their mission to use sports to empower homeless and at-risk youth and adults. Street Soccer is an organization dedicated to growing its community and create impact, so I got to see first-hand what it takes to found and run a nonprofit organization.

Q: How did the experience impact your career goals and your next steps?

A: I had an incredible experience, and learned that I want to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. To me, working for a cause that I am passionate about doesn’t feel like work at all. I came back to campus confident that I can wear many hats, and look forward to learning even more by working with different startups and social ventures in the future.

Q: Can you share one brief story about a specific project, moment, etc. that was particularly impactful?

A: My internship experience culminated in a 4v4 soccer tournament in New York’s Times Square. Our day started at 3:30am to set up the fields, and ended close to 11pm that night, but spirits were high the entire time. All our hard work came to fruition when we put on a successful event. Street Soccer’s founder and president Lawrence Cann ’00 became an incredible role model and mentor throughout my internship experience. His organization embodies teamwork in every way, and I am grateful to have been part of a group of such hardworking individuals.

Current students can view postings for summer internships and entry-level positions presented by Davidson alumni and families for the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge on WildcatLink.

Internship & Job Challenge: Meet Leon DaSilva ’17

Leon DaSilva '17
Leon DaSilva ’17, Economics & Mathematics

During the summer of 2014, Leon DaSilva ’17 had the opportunity of a mentorship at Merrill Lynch in Bridgewater, NJ.  The opportunity was presented to students by Davidson parent, J. Edward Murphy as part of the 2013-2014 Internship Challenge.  Read below to learn about Leon’s experience.

Q: What originally drew your interest to this particular position?

A: I wasn’t really sure what I was interested in doing by this point.  I knew I liked math and economics, but I had not done much thinking about careers.  I saw that the program accommodated students with little to no previous exposure to finance and thought it would be a good fit for me.  It would be a good learning experience, and I figured I would be much further along in figuring out what I might want to do after graduation.

Q: How did the experience impact your career goals and your next steps?

A: The experience helped me tremendously.  For one, I was able to discover my interest in finance.  I came in not knowing if it was something that was for me, and left thinking that it would be the ideal field for me to pursue after Davidson.  On top of all the working knowledge I gained from the experience, I was also able to learn about the recruiting process and how to break into the industry.  I came to realize how competitive the field is, and how much networking and outside learning I would need to do to stay competitive.  If I did not complete the program, I would not even be close to knowing what I know now.  Most importantly, I was able to establish a relationship with a helpful and dedicated mentor in Mr. Murphy.

Q: Can you share one brief story about a specific project, moment, etc. that was particularly impactful?

A: One day a student who had also done the program and had just gotten back from the London School of Economics taught us some general modeling.  He showed us the Black-Scholes model (a pricing model) and I was just absolutely fascinated by it.  I asked him and Mr. Murphy about it and they suggested that I start reading John Hull’s Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives to learn more.  I started reading different sections of the book and also found a derivation of the Black-Scholes Model.  I didn’t know enough math at the time to understand each step, so I spent a couple days learning some probability theory and stochastic calculus from articles and papers online.  It was interesting for me because I had finally found a field which combined all my favorite academic interests.  We had to write a report on a topic of our choice for the program and I ended up writing mine on the model.  I put a lot of effort into it and receiving positive feedback on it was very rewarding.

Current students can view postings for summer internships and entry-level positions presented by Davidson alumni and families for the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge on WildcatLink.

Red Ventures – Disrupting the Process

Ricky Stephens '12; History Major; Business Operations Analyst @ Red Ventures
Ricky Stephens ’12; History Major; Business Operations Analyst @ Red Ventures

It comes as no shock that Red Ventures has decided to go against the norm and to hold their Information and Networking Session at the on-campus location of Summit Coffee on Monday, September 22nd, from 6:30pm-7:45pm. A week ago, the College announced a 10-year partnership with Red Ventures, aimed at placing more Davidson graduates at career paths at the company. Anticipating their return to campus, we interviewed Ricky Stephens’12, an analyst at the firm, about his experiences so far.

 

Q: What attracted you to the company and role?

A: Before my senior year, I had my first internship in anything related to business, working for a search fund in Charlotte (essentially a one-man private equity fund).  I enjoyed the experience but still felt overwhelmed with the looming job search.  What company or industry did I want to launch my career with?  What type of role was I looking for?  I received these questions often, but I didn’t even know if a business job was necessarily what I wanted straight out of school.  So my boss at the time had me go through an exercise to brainstorm ideal characteristics and responsibilities that I would want in a job, rather than try to nail down a specific company or industry right off the bat.  I wrote down things like “working with a team to solve problems”; “ability to speak openly about and enact my own ideas”; “fun and cordial work atmosphere.”  It’s funny because I don’t think it even hit me fully during my interview process, but a few months after I started I thought back to that exercise and realized that so many of those core characteristics I had highlighted were very present in my job at RV.  That’s when I knew I was at the right place.

 

Q: What is the culture at Red Ventures like, and how is it conducive of a liberal arts background?

A: If I had to sum up the culture in 3 words, I would say: curiosity, ownership, and GO!  Curiosity in that questioning the way things currently operate here is a requirement.  This is probably the aspect of RV’s culture that parallels the liberal arts education most closely, and I think it was the easiest one for me to pick up and run with.  Ownership in that when you have a new idea that you want to test, it is up to you to implement it.  There are plenty of people around to help guide you, and many will go out of their way to do so, but it’s completely on you to see your own tasks or ideas through to fruition.  And GO in that when you do take on a new project, you’re expected to start learning from day one and make impactful changes quickly.  I see a ton of ways for Davidson students to take on ownership across a variety of projects, organizations, activities, etc., and it’s been very cool to see more opportunities arise just in the couple years since I graduated – the Entrepreneurship Initiative definitely comes to mind.  But some of that intensity and knack for driving ideas forward at a rapid pace is tough to learn when you are balancing 4 classes with other responsibilities; I know at Davidson it is easy to get involved in more activities than people truly have time for.  One of the things I’ve taken away from this job is that narrowing your scope to allow for a greater focus on fewer things can be positive (so can asking for help).

 

Q: What resources at Davidson helped you prepare for your current role?

A: The ascent of Career Services during my time at Davidson is a major reason I was able to find Red Ventures and prepare myself well for the case interviews.  They have so many more resources than I think a lot of students necessarily realize, and the biggest one might be Alenda Links.  Davidson alums never fail to impress me in their loyalty and their willingness to go the extra mile to help out a fellow Wildcat.  Use us to be curious and establish worthwhile connections.

 

Q: What do you love the most about your job?

A:  The ability to implement my own ideas practically on the spot, and the people I work with – they are extremely smart and driven, but at some point in time, you will laugh at every single one of them.

 

Q:  What is the most differentiating quality of Red Ventures?

A: I’d have to point to the accessibility.  That doesn’t just mean access to senior leaders, who are usually sitting at another cube around the corner from yours, but also access to all the different people who can help you bring an idea to completion – that means designers, writers, coders, most specifically.  The more I’ve been able to see how other companies our size work, the more I’ve realized just how unique it is not to have to pass your work off to 10 other people and never see the end result.

 

Q: Are there any myths about your role that you would like to debunk?

A:  If there is one myth I’d like to debunk it’s that a liberal arts education – or for that matter, a non-quantitative degree – can’t compete in this role with an undergraduate business or another more technical/quantitative degree.  Curiosity and a desire to learn will go further here than any combination of degrees.

 

Q: What advice would you give to people interested in working for Red Ventures, and how should they prepare for the interview?

A: We are as close to an open book as you can get.  If you think RV is a place you could see yourself working at, ask questions and find out as much as you can about the specifics of the analyst role and what it takes to succeed in it.  For interview prep, Case in Point – although it is geared more toward traditional consulting-style cases – helped me at least gain a general understanding for some of the concepts and approaches to solving business problems that come up in our cases.

If you are interested in learning more about Red Ventures, you are encouraged to attend the Information and Networking Session on Monday, September 22nd at 6:30pm, hear from a panel of speakers, ask as many questions as possible, as find out how Red Ventures disrupts the way business is done.

Please submit any questions that you would like Davidson Alumni to address during the panel to sshanklin@redventures.com

Both internship and entry-level positions are available, check  WildcatLink  for more information!

Find Ricky and other alumni at Red Ventures on LinkedIn:

Ricky Stephens ’12     Katherine Wood ’13     Sydney Schreiner ’14     Jaime Dybuncio ’13     Benjamin Jackowitz ’12     Tom Polak ’14     Lucy McMurry ’13     Thomas Noel ’11       Robert Lorenzen ’13     Brian Sachtjen ’12     Abby Perkins ’14

2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge Participants

Thank you to the alumni, parents and friends of Davidson that have supported the 2014-2015 Internship & Job Challenge.  This year, 267 alumni parents and friends shared 313 internships and entry-level jobs, beating our goal of 250 postings.  Thank you to all who have participated!

  1. Adam Chalker ’04: Plottwatt, Durham, NC
  2. Adam Hill ’03: Packard Place, Charlotte, NC
  3. Adam Martin ’06: Code for Durham, Durham, NC
  4. Adam York ’06: Deloitte Consulting, Multiple Locations
  5. Adrienne Whites-Faines, Parent: American Osteopathic Association, Washington, DC
  6. Alicia Frank ’11: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Charlotte, NC
  7. Alexa Stanley ’13: RBC Capital Markets, New York, NY
  8. Alina Gomez ’14: ACLU American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY
  9. Allison Kooser ’10: Opportunity International, Oak Brook, IL
  10. Amelia Lumpkin ’13: The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA
  11. Andrew Barna ’13: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  12. Andrew Dugan ’13: Jones Lang LaSalle, Washington, DC
  13. Andrew Kennebrew ’82: Chick-Fil-A, Atlanta, GA
  14. Andrew Lantz ’14: Raymond James & Associates, Nashville, TN
  15. Andrew Lovedale ’09: Access to Success (A2S), Davidson, NC
  16. Andrew Strain ’14: JLL, Washington, DC
  17. Andrew Wilkins ’11: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Washington, DC
  18. Andy Schwab ’93: 5AM Ventures, Menlo Park, CA
  19. Andy Thompson ’10: 2U, Landover, MD
  20. Anna Coon ’10: K&L Gates LLP, Charlotte, NC
  21. Arthur Hui, Parent: TE Connectivity, Multiple Locations
  22. Barbara Ann Temple, Friend: Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC
  23. Becky Pentz, Parent: Emory School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA
  24. Ben Gitis ’13, American Action Forum and Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Washington, DC
  25. Ben Justus ’11, Jefferies, Charlotte, NC
  26. Beth Lewis ’80: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
  27. Bill MacDade ’78, Parent: IBM, Multiple Locations
  28. Billy Hackenson ’13: Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta, GA
  29. Bob Boyd ’88: Agility Recovery, Charlotte, NC
  30. Bob Dawson ’73: Cigna-Health Spring, Multiple Locations
  31. Bob Evans ’81: Performance Food Group Company, Richmond, VA
  32. Bob Miller ’84: BlackRock, Multiple Locations
  33. Brennan McCormick ’13: Bain & Company, Atlanta, GA
  34. Brette Harrison Turner ’04: J. Crew, New York, NY
  35. Brian Helfrich ’07: Summit Coffee, Davidson, NC
  36. Buck Banks ’79: NewmanPR, Coconut Grove, FL
  37. Cameron Ervin ’13: US Department of Justice Fraud Division, Washington, DC
  38. Cameron Hardesty ’07: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC
  39. Cameron Kemp ’13: 2Seeds Network, Inc., Tanzania
  40. Carlyle McCall ’14: US Senator Richard Burr, Washington, DC
  41. Carolyn Hanson ’94: Environment Council of the States, Washington, DC
  42. Cas Peters ’12: Department of Education, Washington, DC
  43. Catherine Bennett, Parent: Rogers and Hardin, LLP, Atlanta, GA
  44. Chad Phillips ’11: Guggenheim Partners, Charlotte, NC
  45. Charles Thomas, Friend: Queen City Forward, Charlotte, NC
  46. Charlotte Seigler ’97: Stratacomm, Washington, DC
  47. Chip McArthur ’09: Argus Information & Advisory Services, White Plains, NY
  48. Chris and Jon Boggiano, Friends: Everblue Training, Huntersville, NC
  49. Chris Boggiano, Friend: Versame, Huntersville, NC
  50. Chris Gammon, Parent: Carolina Business Associates, Cornelius, NC
  51. Christina Winship ’08: Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Washington, DC
  52. Christopher Mark ’13: EAT Club, Palo Alto, CA
  53. Christopher Rollins ’11: eMarketer, New York, NY
  54. Colleen Maher ’14: Deloitte Consulting, Multiple Locations
  55. Conrad Doenges ’88: Ranger Investments, Dallas, TX
  56. Courtney Melvin ’11: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, NY
  57. Cristina Wilson ’10: Charlotte Observer Magazine, Charlotte, NC
  58. Cynthia Hess ’94: IWPR, Washington, DC
  59. Dan Murrey ’87: OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
  60. Danielle Dory ’12: New York Life, New York, NY
  61. Daphne Birdsey ’06: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  62. Darcie Draudt ’07: Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC
  63. Darden Callaway ’14: RBC Capital Markets, New York, NY
  64. Dave Oxner ’02: Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Washington, DC
  65. David Crow ’05: Mercer Marketplace, Multiple Locations
  66. David Kearfott ’98: CapTech, Richmond, VA
  67. David Rosenberg ’01: RBC Capital Markets, New York, NY
  68. David Walker, Parent: JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York, NY
  69. David Zuklie, Spouse of Alumna: Biomet New York, Jericho, NY
  70. Deepak Talwar ’89: Talwar Gallery, New York, NY
  71. Donna Clayton ’98: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell, GA
  72. Doug Ammar ’84: Georgia Justice Project, Atlanta, GA
  73. Doug Jobe ’91: Performance Food Group Company, Richmond, VA
  74. Carey Goodman ’80: Southern Teachers Agency, Multiple Locations
  75. Julie Earles ’90: Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, FL
  76. Drew Prickett ’04: Hanover Research, Arlington, VA
  77. Ed Hyland, Parent: JP Morgan, Atlanta, GA
  78. Ed Imbrogno ’81: Fidus Partners, Multiple Locations
  79. Elise Breda ’13: Volvo Group, Greensboro, NC
  80. Emma Finkelstein ’14: Meridian International Center, Washington, DC
  81. Eric Sapp ’98: Eleison Group, Washington, DC
  82. Erik Ducker ‘14: Vidcaster, San Francisco, CA
  83. Flaviu Simihaian ’08: iMedicare, New York, NY
  84. Gardner Rordam ’07: Revenue Analytics, Atlanta, GA
  85. Gary Long ’73: Pulse Capital Partners, LLC, New York, NY
  86. Gerard Dash ’12: Russell Reynolds Associates, Atlanta, GA
  87. Gil Capps ’91: Golf Channel, Orlando, FL
  88. Gilbert Shaw ’91, Stedman Capital Management, Davidson, NC
  89. Graham Chapman ’09: 919 Marketing, Holly Springs, NC
  90. Greg Keith ’89: Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
  91. Griffin Myers ’03: Oak Street Health, Chicago, IL
  92. Hadley White ’98: The Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO
  93. Hanan Abdul Hadi ’09: Project on Middle East Democracy, Washington, DC
  94. Heather Natsch ’98: RaynaVi, LLC dba InteriorCrowd, San Francisco, CA
  95. Heather Sims ’14: American Enterprise Institute: Washington, DC
  96. Irma J. Navarro ’07: Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Atlanta, GA
  97. Christopher Gies, Parent: Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA
  98. Edward Murphy, Parent: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bridgewater, NJ
  99. Jackie Seow, Parent: Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY
  100. Jake Keator ’14: Fidus Partners, Multiple Locations
  101. James Merson ’14: US Department of Justice Fraud Division
  102. Jamey Heit ’01: Essay Assay, Inc., Durham, NC
  103. Jay Harris ’90: Wells Fargo Securities, Multiple Locations
  104. Jay McNair ’09: RosettaBooks, New York, NY
  105. Jean Reynolds ’98: Morgan Stanley, West Conshohocken, PA
  106. Jeff Larrimore ’04: Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
  107. Jeffrey Phillips, Friend: EPRI, Charlotte, NC
  108. Jeffrey Sich ’77: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  109. Jenny Everett ’97: The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
  110. Jim Gale, Parent: OPIC, Washington, DC
  111. Joel Rountree ’71: Kings Mountain Little Theater, Kings Mountain, NC
  112. John Barhorst, Parent: Synchrony Financial, Multiple Locations
  113. John D. Breidenstine ’84: US Commercial Service, London, UK
  114. John Desaint Phalle ’14: IBM, Multiple Locations
  115. John Haskell ’81: Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC
  116. John Laughlin ’85: Wells Fargo Securities, Multiple Locations
  117. John Marshall ’04: Bellwether, New Orleans, LA
  118. John Matthews ’98: Nextera Energy, Juno Beach, FL
  119. John McCartney ’74: Huron Consulting Group, Chicago, IL
  120. John Morgan ’12: FDIC, Multiple Locations
  121. John Murchison ’95: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Multiple Locations
  122. John Odell ’83: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY
  123. John Stillwell ’13: MeadwestVaco, Multiple Locations
  124. Jon Davis ’03: Center for Intentional Leadership, Charlotte, NC
  125. Jordan Starck ’12: Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC
  126. Justin “Biff” Ourso ’05: TIAA-CREF, Charlotte, NC
  127. Kate Reutersward ’09: PR Collaborative, Washington, DC
  128. Kate Weihe ’04: Higher Ground / Sun Valley Community Outreach, Ketchum, ID
  129. Katie Wells ’14: Carr Workplaces, Washington, DC
  130. Katherine Johnson-Reid ’04: Team Services, Rockville, MD
  131. Katrina Rodriguez ’12: Oxeon Partners, New York, NY
  132. Keeva Kase, Friend: Bull City Forward, Durham, NC
  133. Kellett Letson ’90: Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
  134. Kelsey Lilley ’12: Atlantic Council, Washington, DC
  135. Kenneth Sands, Parent: Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Boston, MA
  136. Kim Burke, Parent: JLL, Washington, DC
  137. Kyle Kinsell ’07: Bain & Company, Atlanta, GA
  138. Laura Fulton ’03: US Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  139. Laura Leibfreid ’96: Law Offices of Laura Leibfreid, New York, NY
  140. Lauren Leonard ’10: FactSet, Multiple Locations
  141. Laurence Birdsey ’04: BCG, Boston, MA
  142. Laurie Ballenger ’89: Donohoe, Washington, DC
  143. Laurie Gomer ’03: Syapse, Palo Alto, CA
  144. Lawrence Cann ’00: Street Soccer USA, New York, NY
  145. Leith Hill, Parent: Ellary’s Greens, New York, NY
  146. Lida Flatts ’96: U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Arlington, VA
  147. Liz Baird, Parent: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
  148. Liz Kiss ’05: CEB, Washington, DC
  149. Liz Luckey ’10: Freedom House, Washington, DC
  150. Luke Jordan ’10: Vevo, New York, NY
  151. Lynne Davis, Parent: US Congressman Robert Pittenger, Charlotte, NC
  152. Lynne Ford ’84: Calvert Investments, Bethesda, MD
  153. Maddie Stough ’08: LaSalle Network, Chicago, IL
  154. Madison Parrish ’13: MeadwestVaco, Multiple Locations
  155. Magdalena Barbosa ’01: Make the Road, New York, NY
  156. Marcus Carson ’13: Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC
  157. Maria Aldrich ’03: Brookstone Schools, Charlotte, NC
  158. Mark Angel ’13: Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta, GA
  159. Mark Filipski Parent & Trustee: Credit Suisse, Multiple Locations
  160. Mark Iafrate ’10: The Beer Exchange, Charlotte, NC
  161. Mark Martin ’12: JP Morgan, Atlanta, GA
  162. Mark Medendorp ’00: Lincoln Financial, Greensboro, NC
  163. Mark Millard ’11: BlackArch Partners, Charlotte, NC
  164. Mark Nesbitt ’13: Oliver Wyman, Multiple Locations
  165. Mark Overbay ’98: Big Spoon Roasters, Durham, NC
  166. Mark Williams ’86: R65 Labs, Durham, NC
  167. Mary Beth Ruth ’91: Morgan Stanley, Atlanta, GA
  168. Matt Wilson ’06: Medstar, Washington, DC
  169. Matthew Phillips ’02: Aon Hewitt, Atlanta, GA
  170. Meg Currie ’12: Carlisle & Gallagher, Multiple Locations
  171. Megan Bailey ’11: Carlisle & Gallagher, Multiple Locations
  172. Megan Blanchard ’07: Community Wealth Partners, Washington, DC
  173. Megan Falvey ’14: Grey, New York, NY
  174. Megan Mavity ’14: International House of Metrolina, Charlotte, NC
  175. Merrick Carey, Parent: Lexington Institute, Washington, DC
  176. Michael Iafrate ’07: Standard Insurance Company, Multiple Locations
  177. Michael J. Moriarty ’92: Dynasty Financial, New York, NY
  178. Michael Noonan ’91: RBC Capital Markets, New York, NY
  179. Michael Tellis ’07: UBS Investment Bank, New York, NY
  180. Mike Kaplan ’03: JP Morgan, Newark, DE
  181. Mike Murphy, Friend: ProctorFree, Inc., Huntersville, NC
  182. Millie Snyder ’87: Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
  183. Minor Hinson ’84: Bourne Partners, Charlotte, NC
  184. Molly O’Rourke ’14: Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Baltimore, MD
  185. Molly Shaw ’02: Communities in Schools, Charlotte, NC
  186. Mordecai Scott ’10: Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia, Alexandria, VA
  187. Murray Horwitz, Parent: Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC
  188. Myki Bajaj ’13: Gran Via Productions, Santa Monica, CA
  189. Nicholas Carlson ’05: Business Insider, New York, NY
  190. Nick Levintow, Parent: International Labour Organization, Geneva Switzerland
  191. Nicky Coutinho ’14: New Partners, Washington, DC
  192. Owen Barrow ’04: NC Conference of the United Methodist Church – NC Ministry Fellows, Garner, NC
  193. Patrick Braxton-Andrew ’06: Lake Norman Labs, Davidson, NC
  194. Patrick Hunt ’12: Bourne Partners, Charlotte, NC
  195. Patrick McGinn ’11: VMG Health, Nashville, TN
  196. Patrick Rivage-Seul ’09: Atlantic Media, Multiple Locations
  197. Paul Leonard ’62: Habitat for Humanity, Multiple Locations
  198. Paul Solitario, Friend: International ThermoDyne, Inc., Charlotte, NC
  199. Pete Benbow ’07: Garretson Resolution Group, Charlotte, NC
  200. Peter Anderson ’13: JP Morgan, Atlanta, GA
  201. Peter Beard ’83: Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, TX
  202. Peter Bynum ’91: First Presbyterian Church Concord, Concord, NC
  203. Peter Paras III ’13: Deloitte Corporate Finance, Chicago, IL
  204. Peter Scholze ’98: Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Multiple Locations
  205. Phelps Sprinkle ’93: Peacehaven Community Farm, Whitsett, NC
  206. PJ Martin ’04: BlackArch Partners, Charlotte, NC
  207. Preshant Kaishap ’00: Barclays, New York, NY
  208. Prinda Wanakule, Friend: The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
  209. Randall Mardus ’99: Giusto, Davidson, NC
  210. Rebecca Weidler ’12: Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta, GA
  211. Renae Cairns ’14: Sow Much Good, Cornelius, NC
  212. Dr. Matthew Rich ’97: Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA
  213. Richard Monsaert ’14: U.S. Department of Justice Fraud Division, Washington, DC
  214. Rick Natsch, Spouse of Alumna: Presidio Interactive, San Francisco
  215. Rick Thurmond ’94: Charlotte Magazine
  216. Ricky Stephens ’12: Red Ventures, Rock Hill, SC
  217. Robert Henrikson ’00: MediaCrossing, Stamford, CT
  218. Rob Hutchison ’77: Goldman Sachs, Atlanta, GA
  219. Robert May ’11: FDIC, Multiple Locations
  220. Roshan Paul ’02: Amani Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
  221. Ross Saldarini ’91: Mountain Khakis, Charlotte, NC
  222. Roxana Boyd ’13: Squire Patton Boggs, Washington, DC
  223. Ryan Zirkle ’09: BlackRock, Multiple Locations
  224. Sam Burns ’10: Manhattan District Attorney, New York, NY
  225. Scott Earl, Friend: Ashoka, Arlington, VA
  226. Scott Keeter ’72: Pew Research, Washington, DC
  227. Scott Reeder ’99: BlackRock, Multiple Locations
  228. G. Pat Millen ’86: E2D-Eliminate the Digital Divide, Davidson, NC
  229. Shaunta Davis ’08: Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC
  230. Shelby Wagenseller ’13: Joe Trippi and Associates, Washington, DC
  231. Shivani Dansai ’10: JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York, NY
  232. Stefanie Cooke ’13: Camris International, Washington, DC
  233. Stephen Block, Parent: Harry Fox Agency, New York, NY
  234. Stephen Dockery III ’86: Fidus Partners, Multiple Locations
  235. Stephen Salyer ’72: Salzburg Global Seminar, Washington, DC
  236. Stephen Westerfield ’10: Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
  237. Stewart Wicker ’83: The Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders, Ambridge, PA
  238. Supriya Wadhwa ’13: Bain & Company, Atlanta, GA
  239. Susannah Wellford ’90: Running Start, Washington, DC
  240. Tasha Samborski ’14: Deloitte Consulting, Multiple Locations
  241. Thomas E. Peddicord ’68: FDIC, Multiple Locations
  242. Thomas Finke, Parent: Babson Capital Management, Charlotte, NC
  243. Thomas Noyes, Friend: CommerceSignals, Charlotte, NC
  244. Tianna Butler ’13: Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC
  245. Tim Harden ’80: Golden Isles FCA, St. Simons Island, GA
  246. Tim Howard, Parent: Kelly School, Chelsea, MA
  247. Timothy Coughlin ’93: Translations.com, Multiple Locations
  248. Timothy Ogden ’95: Sona Partners, West Chester, PA
  249. Todd Thomson ’83, Parent: Dynasty Financial, New York, NY
  250. Todd Wiebusch ’85: Saebo, Charlotte, NC
  251. Tom Baker ’81: Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
  252. Tom Kaiser ’13: CapitalOne, McLean, VA
  253. Tom Okel ’84: Catawba Lands Conservancy, Charlotte, NC
  254. Tyler Haire ’11: Skyword: Boston, MA
  255. Veronika Badurova ’11: Kennel and Associates, Falls Church, VA
  256. Virginia Summerell ’80: Tanger Properties, Greensboro, NC
  257. Warren Gould ’85: Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill, Durham, NC
  258. Wayne McPherson, Jr. ’13: A.T. Kearney, Multiple Locations
  259. Whitney Davis ’00: Prevention Partners, Chapel Hill, NC
  260. Will Cowan ’97, Jefferies, Charlotte, NC
  261. William Marshall ’12: Credit Suisse, Multiple Locations
  262. Wilson McCrory ’07: McKinsey & Company, Inc., Multiple Locations
  263. Win Smith ’06: Alchemy Learning, Baltimore, MD
  264. Winn Maddrey ’91: TEDxCHARLOTTE, Charlotte, NC
  265. Zama Coursen-Neff ’93: Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  266. Zeke Hendrix ’96: Doosan Portable Infracore Power, Statesville, NC
  267. Zoe Williams ’14: Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Davidson Internship & Job Challenge Updates

2014-15 Davidson Internship & Job Challenge brings a new goal, increased focus

Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year at Davidson, the Center for Career Development has been promoting the fourth annual Internship Challenge.  This year, we not only set our sights on alumni, families and friends to offer quality internship experiences, we also sought supporters to recruit seniors for full-time positions.  For this year’s Internship & Job Challenge, our goal was to post 250 internships and full-time jobs, as well as to raise funds for students who cannot afford to pursue unpaid, high-quality internships.

Learn more about the Internship & Job Challenge on our Details about the Internship & Job Challenge website or contact Jamie Stamey, Assistant Director for Internships, at 704-894-2678 / Send email to Jamie Stamey.

2014-2015 Participants

2014-2015 Summer Internship Grant Donors

2013-2014 Participants