Helping Technology, Packaging, Plastic and Machinery Firms Grow Their Businesses.

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 packaging, machinery and technology 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. 



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. 

Testimonials from our recent graduates



"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 all he has done  to help me figure  out my career path. This is a fantastic company to work for."