Last week, MedPro Disposal welcomed six new interns to the Naperville office, five sales and one marketing, and two remote marketing interns. Over seven weeks, our paid interns will learn about the company and its history and services, the sales process, and will be able to apply and work on their skills through various projects across departments. This is an annual tradition that we had to suspend last year with COVID-19 forcing us to be remote through most of the summer. Thankfully with rising vaccination rates in Illinois and the implementation of social-distancing measures, we are once again able to welcome our intern class.
Read on to meet our internship team…
Hello, my name is Grace Alley. I am going into my junior year at the University of Michigan, and I am majoring in economics. Currently, I am a member of the University of Michigan’s cross country and track and field team. I’m originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I have one younger brother. A fun fact about me is I grew up on a horse farm and own two Great Danes. One of my favorite hobbies is going skiing in the winter. My favorite part about the internship so far is working with a team and learning how to be creative with marketing strategies. From this internship, I am hoping to expand my knowledge on marketing and the economics behind it.
Hello, my name is Matteo Costa. Currently, I am going into my junior year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am majoring in economics and minoring in business. I am also part of a social fraternity and participate in the Personal Finance Club. I grew up with my parents and older brother in Bloomingdale, Illinois. My father is a business owner, my mother is a stay-at-home mom and my brother works for Mather Group in Chicago as a client associate. A couple fun facts about me include that I have been playing competitive soccer since I was four and I am very intrigued about the stock market. I like the MedPro Disposal Sales internship because of the friendliness of all my coworkers and being able to shadow them has helped me understand the sales process better. I am really hoping to learn how to better talk on the phone with customers and identify potential weaknesses or problems customers may have and offer improvements.
My name is Jake Guglielmo. I will graduate from Purdue University – Northwest in May 2022 with a major in marketing and a minor in sales and human resources. I currently live in Dyer, Indiana with my parents, but I also have a sister who recently moved to Hawaii. I enjoy baseball, football and skiing. A couple fun facts about me is I have been to 15 MLB stadiums and I have gone skydiving three times. So far at MedPro Disposal, I have enjoyed the atmosphere. It is very lively, and everyone has been very friendly and helpful. I feel they value my growth and have taken interest in helping me learn new skills. I am excited to learn more about the software used in business settings, specifically Salesforce. I am excited for the opportunity.
Hello, my name is Anna Hansen, and I am currently studying political science at the University of Michigan. While I pursue my degree, I am also an athlete for the University of Michigan’s swimming and diving team. I am also the daughter of Dan Hansen, the President and Chief Operating Officer of MedPro Disposal. When I am not attending class or working, I love spending my summers at my cottage, hanging out with my friends and family and traveling. I like how the MedPro internship is very hands-on. We get to interact a lot with other businesses and companies we want to learn more about, advertise with, compete against, etc. I am hoping to learn a lot more about the marketing world, and what it is like to communicate with partners and companies to market a brand. I am also hoping to learn how companies advertise their brand to gain more customers and a larger audience.
Hi, my name is Megan Loomans, and I am from central Wisconsin. I have one semester left at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where I am majoring in biology and minoring in marketing. I grew up in a midsized town with two wonderful parents and an older brother. I live right on Rib Mountain, which is home to Granite Peak Ski Area. Because of this, I have been skiing and snowboarding my whole life. A fun fact about myself is I adopted two adorable kittens last summer during lockdown. So far, I appreciate the opportunity this internship has given me to shadow coworkers during their sales calls and the sales process. The friendliness in the MedPro office really appealed to me and allowed us to meet everyone in the Naperville office so quickly. At the end of the internship, I hope to walk away with increased knowledge on the sales process, new sales tactics, increase my ability to make professional sales calls and boost my communication skills in an office setting.
My name is Hailey Phillips, and I am from Chicago, Illinois. I recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Health Communication. I was involved in Delta Zeta, Public Health Club and the National Health Honorary Program during my time in college. I come from a very large Italian and Irish family that loves to cook. I also enjoy reading, playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family. So far, I like the environment of the office and I already feel a part of the team at MedPro. Being able to shadow the employees and understanding their day-to-day routine has been beneficial as well. I am hoping to learn the sales side of the company, how to use sales strategies and how to plan and execute to achieve sales goals. I feel I can gain real-world experience of what it takes to drive a business forward through the sales process.
I am Anthony Vavrinchik, a senior at the University of Iowa, majoring in sales and marketing with a concentration in entrepreneurship leadership. I grew up in Wheaton, Illinois in a family of healthcare professionals. My father owns an in-home dialysis company and my mother owns a dialysis accreditation company. I have spent my life playing sports, specifically golf and baseball, and I still caddy at Black Sheep Golf Course on the weekends. I also enjoy traveling and have visited 26 countries in total. Thus far, I have enjoyed learning what services MedPro has to offer, how we can meet customer needs and the history of the company. Here at MedPro, I am hoping to master leadership skills in sales and marketing, perfecting my interpersonal and communication skills and begin building a network of contacts.
Hi, my name is Kendall Zavadovics, and I am a senior at Lewis University. I will graduate this December and am majoring in marketing and minoring in public relations and advertising. At Lewis, I am part of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed Professional Business Fraternity, and the Flyer Newspaper. I also work on campus as a peer tutor for speeches, presentations and communication. I grew up in Naperville, Illinois with both my parents and my two sisters. A fun fact is my family adopted our adorable black and white cat named Daisy last September. So far, my internship with MedPro Disposal has been an amazing experience. Everyone is very friendly, and the atmosphere is very energetic. I am hoping to apply everything I have learned in the classroom these past three years, learn more about the healthcare industry, build my network and continue to work on my communication and marketing skills.