Dannen Merrill Internship Spotlight

MARYVILLE, Mo. – In the aftermath of another successful Northwest Missouri State University Career Day, many students are wrapping up phone interviews with companies they have always wished to work for. This time last year, Northwest student Dannen Merrill was doing the exact same thing.

Last summer, Merrill worked as an intern for the Gavilon Group, LLC – an agricultural product distribution and merchandising company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. The Gavilon Group has more than 2,000 employees within nearly 300 facilities on six different continents. Dannen worked on reconciling and closing accounts in the company’s month-end accounting group.

“My favorite part of the internship was getting to meet and work with people with common interests in a professional setting,” Merrill, accounting and comprehensive crisis response major from Maryville said. “Communications coursework helped significantly when it came to interacting with my coworkers. I would recommend any Northwest student to pursue an internship or career with Gavilon because there are opportunities for almost any majors offered at the university.”

To learn more about the Gavilon Group, visit their page at http://www.linkedin.com/company/gavilon-group-llc.

If you are currently looking for an internship, be sure to check out Career Services’ “How to Find an Internship” from 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 29, in Meeting Room A of the Student Union.

For more information regarding the Department of Communication and Mass Media and how it can help you find an internship or prepare you for one, contact Department Chair Matt Walker at matt@nwmissouri.edu.

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