2018 Interns

Seth Dolan
Economic Development Learning Associate

Economic Development, Support Staff

Seth Dolan, a Fort Dodge Senior High and University of Iowa alumnus, began work for the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance May 7 as the Economic Development Learning Associate. Seth is heading up the Internship+ Program which  acts as a medium for local interns from...

Keaton Dornath
Economic Development Learning Associate

Economic Development, Support Staff

Keaton Dornath is an Economic Development Associate Intern at the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance this summer. Keaton is originally from Fort Dodge, IA. He is studying Marketing and Business Analytics at the University of Kansas, where he is involved in the KU Marketing Club,...

Andrew Erb
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Elanco Where are you from? Boone, IA Where do you go to school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Good company, relevant to my major What do you like most about the company you work for? They keep me busy and I'm seeing a lot of interesting processes What do...

Adrian Castillo
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Woodruff Construction Where are you from? Storm Lake, IA Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Great opportunities: job sites, growth, more responsibilities What do you like most about the company you work for? Giving me room to grow by teaching and giving me challenging...

Justin Gillette
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Snyder & Associates Where are you from? Ames, IA Where do you attend school? DMACC Boone Why did you choose the company you did? Offered a job with good pay What do you like most about the company you work for? Every day is different, and pays well What do you hope to get...

Jazmine Spurrier
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? First Presbyterian Church of Fort Dodge Where are you from? Mt. Ayr, IA Where do you attend school? University of Northern Iowa Why did you choose the company you did? Went to church here when I went to ICCC and loved it so I wanted to come back What do you like...

Chase Hill
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? United States Gypsum Where are you from? Caledonia, IL Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Interested in gypsum and its nuances What do you like most about the company you work for? They give a lot of responsibilities to the interns What do you hope...

Colton Mullin
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Koch Industries Where are you from? Kansas City Area Where do you attend school? Oklahoma State Why did you choose the company you did? Very diverse, privately owned, high intern hire rate What do you like most about the company you work for? I was given the choice of a summer project, my...

Kristine Belanger
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Cargill Where are you from? Duluth, MN Where do you attend school? University of Minnesota Duluth Why did you choose the company you did? Best offer What do you like most about the company you work for? I control my schedule and projects What do you hope to get out of your internship? A job...

Andrew Messina
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Elanco Animal Health Where are you from? Eden Prarie, MN Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? I discovered Elanco through an Iowa State University hiring website and liked the opportunities they had What do you like most about the company you work for? The...

Autumn Baedke
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? First Presbyterian Church of Fort Dodge Where are you from? Fort Dodge, IA Where do you attend school? Fort Dodge Senior High Why did you choose the company you did? Attend the youth group and interned again What do you like most about the company you work for? Working with high schoolers What do...

Caitlyn Clayton
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? City of Fort Dodge Where are you from? Estherville, IA Where do you attend school? South Dakota State University Why did you choose the company you did? Opportunity for a look into the private and public sector What do you like most about the company you work for? The knowledge and helpful people...

Bailey Peterson
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Cargill Where are you from? Buhler, KS Where do you attend school? Kansas State Why did you choose the company you did? Cargill had a big part in FFA, so I had numerous interactions with them in high school and college - they were all great experiences What do you like most...

Kristin Arens
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

    Employer? Koch Nitrogen Where are you from? Pierce, NE Where do you go to school? University of Nebraska, Lincoln Why did you choose the company you did? They had a representitive give a presentation at one of my engineering club meetings, and I really enjoyed listening to how passionate they are about...

Joseph Riley
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Snyder & Associates Where are you from? Iowa Falls, IA Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Offered work that went along with my interests What do you like most about the company you work for? Positive work environment What do you hope to get out...

JaCorey Patterson
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Elanco Where are you from? Atlanta, GA Where do you attend school? North Carolina A&T State University Why did you choose the company you did? Opportunity What do you like most about the company you work for? The culture What do you hope to get out of your internship? Wisdom and knowledge for future career...

Zach Arneson
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? McClure Engineering Co. Where are you from? Spirit Lake, IA Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Reputable engineering firm and enjoyed talking with them at the career fair What do you like most about the company you work for? The family atmosphere What do you...

Andrew Gabbard
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Cargill Where are you from? Prior Lake, MN Where do you attend school? University of Wisconsin-Madison Why did you choose the company you did? Reputation/size What do you like most about the company you work for? Freedom to make decisions and good projects What do you hope to get out of your internship? Experience What are...

Kyle Small
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Cargill Where are you from? Joliet, IL Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Experience What do you like most about the company you work for? Culture What do you hope to get out of your internship? Experience What are your future career goals? Grad school What are your hobbies? Swimming,...

Lydia Harvey
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department Where are you from? Fort Dodge Where do you attend school? Valdosta State University Why did you choose the company you did? I've always enjoyed sports and I used to play at FD Parks and Rec What do you like most about the company you work...

Nicholas Nordstrom
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? First Presbyterian Church of Fort Dodge Where are you from? Fort Dodge, IA Where do you attend school? Iowa Central Community College Why did you choose the company you did? I attended FPC's youth group 707 when I was in high school. I wanted to take the opportunity to give back...

Theresa Narog
Internship+ Program

Support Staff

Employer? Cargill Where are you from? Minnesota Where do you attend school? Iowa State Why did you choose the company you did? Many reasons What do you like most about the company you work for? The culture, looking forward to getting to know the company more What do you hope to get out of your...

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