Checking in with Former PEOPLE Program Interns

These busy students can be tricky to find, but we caught up with a few this past week.

2015 PEOPLE Program Intern in Accounting Services

Hannah Pendagast was our first PEOPLE Program Intern. She has a busy schedule this semester in her junior year at UW-Madison, taking five classes that are all related to communication arts. She is currently searching for internships as well as waiting to hear back from Study Abroad to see if she will be going to Aarhus, Denmark for the fall of 2019. Over Spring Break, she took a road trip to the West Coast with a few friends. They stopped along the way for some backpacking, camping and sightseeing in Denver, Zion National Park and Mesa Verde. Hannah loves her current jobs working at the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center as a program assistant and working as a marketing intern at UW-Madison’s Theatre Department. On top of her classes and two jobs, Hannah recently became the co-president of CASA (Communication Arts Student Association) – a role she describes as “stressful, but totally worth it.”

 2016 PEOPLE Program Intern in Accounting Services

Bobbie Egeston is completing her sophomore year at UW-Madison, currently majoring in Financial Planning in the School of Human Ecology. Families and Poverty is her favorite class this semester because it allows her to see why those in poverty make the decisions they do and how policies help or hurt them.  She currently works at Fresh Madison Market and is looking around for jobs or internships for a change of pace from the grocery store. She is looking forward to seeing BTS (A Korean Pop Group) perform at Soldier Field Stadium following finals.

 2018 PEOPLE Program Interns in Business Services

Diego Jaimes is currently finishing up his senior year at North High School in Waukesha. He is excited about attending UW-Milwaukee next year and may consider transferring to UW-Madison to finish his degree. Diego says that he wants all of Business Services to know that he will always be grateful for meeting everyone and for the opportunity he had to learn about a career in business.

Parphon (Emily) Kanekeo is also finishing up her high school senior year at Bay View in Milwaukee. She was accepted as a direct admit into the Wisconsin School of Business and will be starting classes at UW-Madison this fall. Emily said that her internship in Business Services helped her decide that she definitely wanted to pursue a business-related major at UW-Madison. She’s looking forward to visiting our division as a Badger!