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Eller finance student discusses her summer internship.

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By Lauren Kuehner, BSBA Finance 2012

Procter and Gamble, Customer Business Development (CBD), Costco Team, Seattle, WA

My internship with P&G consists of working with the second largest customer team in North America, Costco. We work hand-in-hand with Costco to build long-term relationships and sell in products that fit the customer’s needs. During my internship, I have received several trainings in order to further my skill sets, including a week-long training event in Atlanta, Georgia. I collaborate with the Senior Account Executives in order to better sell our story to Costco. Currently I am working on two major projects. As an intern, I will have the opportunity to work a sale from the ground up. I am analyzing data, creating presentations, and pitching my ideas to Costco in order to sell in two multi-million dollar initiatives.

The internship is a great way to get a feel for the culture at P&G. Not only do I have the ability to expand my knowledge on manufacturing, the consumer, and the inner workings of a Fortune 50 company, my projects contain a lot of responsibility and really do make a difference within the company. The company is rated #2 on the “2011 Best Companies for Leadership” by Hay Group and truly is a great way for students to begin their career.