We believe it's important to invest in the next generation and giving back into the lives of college students and young adults. USA Strategies is now celebrating its ninth year in our partnership with Elmhurst College’s mentoring-protégé-internship program.
We approach our student protege-internships differently. We’re not looking for paper-pushers, gophers, or errand-runners. We’re always seeking sharp, energetic, ambitious individuals who are serious about taking the first steps in their technology, packaging, and machinery marketing career.
After a collaborative analysis of strengths and weaknesses ranging from data analytics to interpersonal skills, we pair the protege-interns up with our staff to get them started on the next chapter of their upcoming profession.
Our students get tangible hands on experience that can’t be taught in a textbook working side by side with our team.
Click here to see a video of the Elmhurst College mentoring-protege-internship program.
Megan has been in the protégé program with USA Strategies since February of 2019. Megan is eager to get experience in the field of business management, marketing, research and business data analytics.
Megan is studying for a B.A in Business Administration.
Melissa has been in the protégé program with USA Strategies since September of 2017. During her time with us, she has been able to practice project management while working on various programs for our client base.
Melissa is studying for a B.A. in Packaging, Industrial and CPG Graphic Design at Elmhurst College.
"Working with the USA Strategies team has helped me grow as a business student. I was given projects throughout the year and I met a lot of business professionals and created my network of contacts. The advice I received helped me kick start my entry into the real world upon graduation. Thank you USA Strategies for everything."
"My affiliation with USA Strategies gave me insight on what a successful organization looks like. In addition, my meetings and time with was very informational.
They gave me great advice on what it means to be a leader in today’s business world. My involvement in this mentoring program gave me the tools and confidence that I needed to obtain the next steps in my career. I highly recommend USA Strategies as a great experience for students looking for a start in business."
"I had a great experience working for USA Strategies. I learned valuable life skills as well as professional insights that I wouldn’t get from being in a classroom. I am appreciative of Patrick and his team for all they have done to help me figure out my career path. This is a fantastic company to work for."
"USA Strategies gave me my first glimpse into how the real business world worked. I was able to experience true business meeting interactions, learn how to create and present, conduct market research, and learn what putting your nose to grindstone meant. The most important part of my internship was learning I could and would probably be wearing a lot of hats in the workplace.
I married what I learned in school with my internship knowledge and was able to better navigate my first after graduation job.
I have taken that experience with me through my new career and am now in a successful role with one of the world’s largest investment banks, wearing many hats.
I am immensely thankful for USA Strategies for giving me their time and experience and opening doors for me."
" I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to intern at USA Strategies. I was never just an observer. I had the privilege of executing real projects from start to finish, working with clients directly, and learning in a truly hands on environment.
I was always encouraged to think strategically and find new, creative solutions. USA Strategies allowed me to experience work across the marketing spectrum which was instrumental in guiding my career path. I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without the experience I gained from my time with Patrick and the rest of the USA Strategies family. Thank you for everything."
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