Meet the Interns!

Sierra Prince
June 9, 2017

Internships are a great way for a student to get real world professional experience, and an incredible way for the company to get new and fresh perspectives. Ascendum is lucky enough to have some extremely talented young professionals working for us this summer.

 

We have one marketing intern this summer who will be helping our marketing and sales team by writing blog posts, posting social media content, assisting with email campaigns and much more, and we cannot wait for you to meet her.

Name: Sierra Prince                                                                                                     

Hometown: Fairborn, OH

Major/Field of Study: Marketing and Public Relations

Fun fact: I have the same birthday as Barack Obama.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship? I’m looking forward to enhancing my professional experience and meeting some amazing people in a different industry than my own.”

 

We also have the pleasure of having a legal intern with us this summer. During these next few months, she will be assisting the General Counsel with contracts, litigation, and occasionally with intellectual property issues.  She will also be maintaining the online database of Ascendum’s contracts. We are so excited to work with her.

Name: Meghan Pratschler                                                                                                          

Hometown: Burghill, Ohio, a census-designated region Northeast of Youngstown

Major/Field of Study: Law  

Fun fact: “I’ve been a vegetarian for over 10 years.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?:  The real-world application of the areas of Law I’ve been studying (and Fresh Fruit Wednesday, of course!)”

 

Also joining us this summer is our accounting intern. He is helping our Accounting department this summer with things such as payroll and account balances and we are very lucky to have him on this summer.

Name: Noah Verhoff                                                                                                

Hometown: Kalida, OH

Major/Field of Study: Accounting and Finance

Fun fact: I love to read! I read a new book just about every week. This week I am reading “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.”

 

Last but certainly not least, there is a special group of high school interns with us this summer. This group will be doing what is called the “Zero to 60 in 10 Weeks” program in which they go through the entire app development process alongside Mahendra Vora. They will be assisting in many areas including business development, marketing, strategic planning, designing, coding, and Customer Experience. At the conclusion of the 10 weeks they will present their results in a “Shark Tank” style. We’re excited to see what they can do this summer!

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Name: Sanjana Are                                                                                                       

Hometown: Mason, OH

High School: Senior at William Mason High School

Fun fact: I’m secretly better than everyone at ping-pong, I just try not to show off.

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: I’m looking forward to tackling all of the challenges that come with building a startup and learning from all the mentors here at Ascendum.

John Ferguson

Name: John Ferguson                                                                                                           

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

High School: 2017 graduate Lakota East High School, admitted as a Junior to Harvard College

Fun fact: I am undefeated in ping-pong at Ascendum.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: “Remaining undefeated in ping-pong at Ascendum.”

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Name: Andrew Jivoin                                                                                                           

Hometown: Liberty Township, OH

High School: 2017 graduate of Lakota East High School

Fun fact: “I can type around 150 words per minute.” 

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: Gaining valuable programming experience and making lasting connections with many great people.”

Musa Khan

 Name: Musa Khan                                                                                                                              

Hometown: Mason, OH

High School: Senior at William Mason High School

Fun fact: “I am an unbelievable ping-pong player.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: “I am most looking forward to the challenges with starting a website from scratch and implementing an idea.” 

Griffin Noe

Name: Griffin Noe                                                                                                                            

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

High School: 2017 graduate of Lakota East High School

Fun fact: “I’m a huge Pittsburgh sports fan!”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: Learning the startup process from the experienced mentors at Ascendum.”

Zachary Oldham

Name: Zachary Oldham                                                                                                               

Hometown: Mason, OH

High School: 2017 graduate of William Mason High School

Fun fact: I can (or at least I used to be able to) ride a unicycle.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: I am most looking forward to learning about the process of creating an application in a professional environment.”

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Name: Alexander Shearer                                                     

Hometown: Mason, OH

High School: 2017 graduate of William Mason High School

Fun fact: I marched in the 2016 Rose Parade.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: Getting the experience to develop in a group environment.”

Chris Vanderloo

Name:  Chris Vanderloo

Hometown: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 

High School: 2017 graduate of Marple-Newton High School

Fun fact: I play jazz on alto saxophone.”

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?: Interacting with business professionals and showing off a product we built.”

 

Let’s give a warm welcome to our interns for the summer, we are extremely grateful to bring them on the team.

 
 

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