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July 15, 2014 In Lakeland College Blog
For 2014 Lakeland College grad Diana Torres, the end of an internship meant the beginning of a career. On the last day of her five-month internship at Safe Harbor, a domestic abuse shelter in Sheboygan, Wis., Torres was asked if she'd like to stay – full time. She quickly answered yes. "I feel like I am needed here," says Torres, Safe Harbor's new Hispanic community advocate. "Yes, there are times I want to go home and cry. It's not always…
July 11, 2014 In Lakeland College Blog
If you happen to check out Bastille Days in Milwaukee this weekend, head on over to the Bucks' display area. Chances are you'll find Lakeland College student Jake Maechtle making kids smile. Jake is enjoying a summer internship with the Milwaukee Bucks, and since sports and people are two of his passions in life, it's no wonder he's having a blast. "I love it," he says. "This is such a great opportunity for me to work with people, and I've…
July 10, 2014 In Lakeland College Blog
It didn't take Tara Guell long to make a strong impression. Just halfway through last winter's four-month internship at Schenck SC in Sheboygan, the 2014 Lakeland College graduate had a job offer in hand. "My goal was to have a fulltime position before I graduated," says Guell, who majored in accounting at Lakeland. "I'm really excited." Guell will fill a brand new staff accountant position at Schenck's Port Washington office, where she'll work one-on-one with small business clients. "I feel…
July 9, 2014 In Lakeland College Blog
Everybody was talking about today's special lunch treat at Lakeland College. Thanks to Lakeland students Romaine Johnson and Demonta Hall, who came up with the idea and carried it out, Wednesday's "Creative Cuisine" entry featured the delictable combination of chicken and waffles. That's right: chicken and waffles! This is just one example of Lakeland students taking ownership and showcasing initiative and leadership skills. When Johnson and Hall approached Mark Wagner, director of dining services, he was all for the idea.…
July 8, 2014 In Lakeland College Blog
When John Wormwood selected Lakeland College out of high school, a handful of friends in his hometown of Menominee, Mich., gave him a hard time. "They razzed me about it, because they were going to big schools like Michigan and Michigan State," recalls Wormwood with a smile. "But for what I was interested in, business, I knew that the successful local companies like Kohler Co., ACUITY, Johnsonville and Sargento were going to provide a lot of opportunities." Wormwood's instincts were…
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