We’re excited to announce this year’s Summer Interns: Brady Hillhouse, Grant Buchmiller, Amanda Meredith, Julia Burke and Winn Grainger.
Brady is a rising Junior at East Carolina University double majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. At school, he is very involved with the Miller School of Entrepreneurship and sits on the executive board of three different business clubs. While interning at AccruePartners, he hopes to gain exposure to several different industries and get a behind the scene look at the business operations of several different companies.
Grant is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, studying Business Administration with concentrations in both, Finance and Strategy. On campus, he is involved in professional Greek life, consulting and finance clubs, and is a campus ambassador. He also enjoys attending many of Michigan’s sporting – Go Wolverines! Through his AccruePartners internship this summer, Grant hopes to learn more about the recruiting and staffing industry while gaining exposure to a variety of business industries.
Amanda is a rising sophomore at NC State University studying Business Administration. On campus, she is involved in Greek Life, Cru Ministries, and volunteers at local elementary schools reading to children. Through her internship at AccruePartners, she is hoping to strengthen her leadership and networking skills, in addition to gaining a better understanding of a professional work environment.
A Providence Day alumni, Julia is a rising senior at Auburn University studying Marketing. At school, Julia is involved in Young Life and is a leader through Auburn at a local high school. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and attending different sporting events on campus. As an intern at AccruePartners this summer, she hopes to learn more about the staffing industry, while gaining helpful insight into the Marketing and Human Resource fields.
Winn is a rising junior at the University of Alabama-Honors College where she also is studying Marketing, with a minor in General Business. She’s very involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and Philanthropy committee on campus. In addition, she volunteers as a mentor and tutor for students and children in her spare time. Through this internship, she hopes to dive deeper into the world of recruiting, while hoping to uncover the right career path for herself.
Meet the 2017 Interns!
Yana is a rising junior transferring to Coastal Carolina University this fall from the University of South Carolina Lancaster studying Pre-law. An avid soccer player, Yana has been on her school’s soccer team for the past two years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. While at AccruePartners this summer, Yana hopes to learn more about the professional work life as well as building upon her skill set.
Will is a rising junior at Appalachian State University majoring in Accounting. On campus, he is very involved in the Walker College of Business and their honors program, as he works on his honors thesis compiling his own research. In his free time, he enjoys golf, basketball, and snowboarding. As an intern at AccruePartners, he hopes to gain valuable knowledge on a wide variety of jobs in the business field.
A Charlotte Christian alumni, Max is a rising sophomore at Harding University where he is studying Accounting. He is actively involved with on campus clubs and club sports. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing sports. Max is thankful for the opportunity to intern at AccruePartners this summer and is excited to learn about the many different opportunities in Accounting. He hopes to gain meaningful work experience and exposure in a professional work environment.
Also a Charlotte Christian alumni, Baxter is a rising sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, planning to major in Computer Science and apply to the Kenan-Flagler Business School to study Finance. At school, Baxter is involved with the Autism Society of North Carolina, taking on the position of treasurer, as well as a member of the UNC club swim team. Additionally, he serves as the president for Cru Ministries at Chapel Hill. In his free time, he enjoys intramural racquetball and soccer. Baxter is hoping to gain insight into the fields of Accounting and Information Technology through his internship at AccruePartners.
A Providence Day alumni, Shani is a rising sophomore, transferring from UNCW to UNC Charlotte and majoring in International Business. At school, she is involved in several leadership groups and volunteers as a tutor for refugees. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, and traveling. As an Intern at AccruePartners, she hopes to gain professional experience and learn about the various sectors of business.
A Providence Day alumni, Alex is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Human/Organizational Development, Financial Economics, and Corporate Strategy. At school, he is involved in Greek Life, club tennis, and the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Honor Council. He also enjoys attending a number of different sporting events on campus. Through AccruePartners, Alex hopes to learn about the recruiting and staffing industry while further developing his professional skills, and gaining more exposure to the financial services industry.
Leah is also a rising junior transferring from The University of South Carolina Lancaster to Coastal Carolina University this fall. She is currently an undecided major, hoping to learn what she’s passionate about with the help of this internship. She has played soccer for two years at her previous college, along with her twin sister Yana, who is also an intern at AccruePartners this summer. She is very excited and thankful for the opportunity and hopes to learn all she can this summer.
A Providence Day alumni, Jack is a rising junior transferring to from Syracuse University to Appalachian State University this fall where he will be studying Marketing. In his free time, Jack enjoys the outdoors where he rock climbs, snowboards, and plays disc golf with friends. During his time at Accrue, Jack hopes to gain valuable insight into how a successful company operates while creating meaningful long-term relationships within the industry.
A Providence Day alumni, Julia is a rising junior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California studying Sports Medicine. On campus, she is an athlete on the swim team, an officer in the Delta Delta Delta sorority, and a member of the student-athlete advisory committee. At AccruePartners, Julia hopes to gain insight and exposure to the job market in the health industry, as well as developing networking skills in a professional work environment.
Zach is a rising junior at UNC Charlotte studying in Computer Science with an Information Technology focus, and a minor in Philosophy. Zach was born and raised in Vermont but moved to Charlotte three years ago with his family and now calls the area home. In his free time, he enjoys being outside, attending sporting events, and playing golf. This summer, Zach is looking forward to working in a professional environment and learning new skills, while enhancing old ones.
AccruePartners is pleased to announce the recent additions of six interns that will be joining the Accrue team this summer: Ross Vandemore, Kevin Bond, Destin Cassier, Merit Bajonero, Christian Ortiz and Hayden Herring.
ROSS VANDEMORE BIO
Ross is a rising sophomore at the University of Nebraska studying Finance with concentrations in both, Banking and Risk Management. At school he’s involved in Greek life as a member of Phi Gamma Delta. In his free time he enjoys fishing and reading. He hopes to gain valuable work experience while learning about a variety of different jobs across various fields of business while with Accrue this summer.
KEVIN BOND BIO
Kevin is a rising junior at UNC Charlotte majoring in Supply and Operations Chain Management. Originally from Greensboro, NC. Kevin was drawn to Charlotte and UNC because of the business opportunities and the expanding academic program. He is involved with Greek life on campus as a member of Sigma Chi and enjoys playing tennis, basketball and community volunteering in his free time. Kevin is looking to gain real-world job experience this summer with AccruePartners and is hoping to leave with valuable workplace lessons.
DESTIN CASSIER BIO
Destin is a rising sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill, and plans to major in Finance. On Campus, He is involved with Greek life and student government, and also enjoys spending time playing tennis and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He is thankful for this opportunity to intern at AccruePartners this summer, and hopes to gain business experience and exposure in a professional work environment.
MERIT BAJONERO BIO
Merit is a rising junior, transferring from Central Piedmont Community College to Queens University, and currently majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Talent Management. She is very involved in the school’s community, in which she has chaired different school committees and began a Psychology Honor Society, which has quickly become one of the fastest growing clubs at CPCC. Her passion is the next generation, which includes mentoring and empowering high school and middle school students in her local community. Through AccruePartners, Merit hopes to develop and cultivate her skills in networking, professionalism and Human Resources.
CHRISTIAN ORTIZ BIO
Christian is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he plans to apply to the Kenan-Flagler Business School. At school, he is involved with Community Government and the Scholars’ Latino Initiative mentor-ship program. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and attending sporting events. As an Intern at Accrue, he hopes to learn more about the job market and the intricacies of applying for a job and delve deeper into Accounting and Finance positions.
HAYDEN HERRING BIO
Hayden is a rising senior at UNC Charlotte working towards his Bachelors in Business Management. Born and raised here in Charlotte, he is a diehard Panthers fan that attends almost every home game. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing with family and friends. This summer Hayden hopes to expand his skill set, learning the ins and the outs of our business. This opportunity has allowed him to impact others in a positive way and that’s something he’s truly enjoying.
We’re looking forward to a great summer!
AccruePatners is pleased to announce the recent additions of Jenna Comisar, Kyrie Pennington and Emma Hatfield as this year’s summer interns!
Jenna Comisar Bio
Jenna is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, currently double majoring in Human and Organizational Development and Psychology. She’s very involved with Greek life and peer mentor-ship programs. She’s very active in “Vanderbilt Go Figure,” which promotes positive body image on campus. Her passions include working with children and playing tennis. She’s looking forward to an amazing opportunity with AccruePartners where she can challenge herself.
Kyrie Pennington Bio
Kyrie will be transferring and attending UNC Charlotte in the fall as a sophomore. There, she will be studying Business Marketing and is excited to become a 49er! Raised in Charlotte, Kyrie enjoys spending time with her family, outings on the lake and playing volleyball with friends. She’s hoping to gain business experience and exposure during this internship.
Emma Hatfield Bio
Finally, Emma is also a rising junior at Wingate University in Monroe, NC. She’s doubling majors in Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Marketing. At school, she’s also involved with Greek life as a sister of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She’s also a YoungLife leader at a local high school. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening and playing music, and cooking. This summer she hopes to learn the inner workings of the recruitment business and gain experience working in a professional environment.
We’re looking forward to a great summer!