This Summer, we will be highlighting five empowered interns who are choosing to Seek MORE with us this semester. Get to know them by reading their stories and learning what seeking MORE means to them.
My name is Mackensie Neumann, and I am a sophomore at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I am pursuing a marketing degree along with a minor in graphic design. I love the branding and design side of marketing the most. In the future, I hope to be working for small businesses to help them get a start in the entrepreneurial world. I find the most joy in working for small businesses because of the one-on-one connection you build with the owners. I would especially like to work for beauty/lifestyle businesses.
I was privileged enough to go to private school for k-12, but with that came some issues. I attended the same school for k-8. Friend groups were established in kindergarten with very little shift by eighth grade. Even once I went off to high school, I was still surrounded by the same people, and again, I found myself without a support system.
The friendships I did have were a one-way street. I would be giving my all to them with nothing in return.
Thankfully, the college has been able to provide me with some relief. I have gotten involved in organizations that I care about. Through these organizations, I have met people with similar goals and aspirations as me. Now, we are each other’s support. We lift each other and help when help is needed. College has allowed me to branch out and find friends that truly care about me.
I am currently in my second semester with MORE Magazine and am excited to see where this semester takes me! Last semester was when I cemented my feelings for branding and design, so I am excited to delve into those more this summer.
To me, seeking MORE means going out of your comfort zone to learn. There is comfort in what we know, but it is important as a student, employee, and citizen to know what is out there in the world.
Mackensie will be part of the Seek MORE Internship Program for Summer 2023. Learn more about how you and your company can support the program, and connect with Mackensie on LinkedIn. Our Seek MORE Internship Program has been proudly championed by Long-Sharp Gallery.