Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We're Growing!

It is 9am and you walk into HSP for your very first day as an intern. However, it is not quite yet official. For this to happen, you must get your picture taken in front of the infamous “forest wall”.
Last Thursday, we had the joyous opportunity of adding three more names to that list. In true HSP fashion, please help us in welcoming these bright, young individuals to our team.

            First up we have Matthew Kole, a 21-year-old upcoming senior at Augustana College in Rock Island. A business/marketing and sociology major, he is currently living in his hometown of Carol Stream for the summer and will be interning at HSP until the beginning of August. When asked what drew him to our program, Matthew said that volunteering is “my passion.” He even started a charitable organization at his college entitled “Wings”, which raises money for various physical education programs by hosting a number of sports-related fundraisers. In the first year, Matthew helped raise a life-changing $680.
         Outside of his humanitarian efforts, Matthew likes to bowl, having played this sport for the past 10 years.

          Next up is Alexandria “Alex” Graff, a soon-to-be senior journalism student at Loyola University Chicago. At the young age of 20, she has recently returned from a trip to Prague and is now back home in Carol Stream.
            Having volunteered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank back in high school, Alex will be working closely with our Administrative Assistant Bridget Dooley on a variety of different projects, including preparation for the Children’s Birthday Project and July’s distribution of Feed the Kids.
            Aside from her charitable giving, Alex’s interests include playing tennis and traveling the world. Additionally, she just recently finished watching season two of Orange is the New Black. With many TV lovers on the staff here at HSP, Alex is bound to find herself involved in some very exciting lunch conversations.

Last, but certainly not least, is 21-year-old Nicole Krage from Lombard. The second public relations major to join us this summer, she currently attends Lewis University in Romeoville.

A previous intern for the Service Learning program at the Technology Center of DuPage in Addison, Nicole came to HSP in hopes of applying her budding knowledge and skills to a vastly larger organization.
Like Alex, Nicole likes to travel. Having recently returned from a cruise to the Caribbean, she said that it was one of her all-time favorite trips, along with Niagara Falls and Boston. As a lover of the outdoors, Nicole also likes nothing more than biking or jogging around town.

We are looking so forward to getting to work with Matthew, Alexandria and Nicole this summer. Once again, please help us in welcoming the three newest additions to our internship program.

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