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Senior Kaitlyn Schruefer has been busy at Merritt Properties in Baltimore, as the various Merritt companies just finished a major rebranding effort. Under the able mentorship of Missy Teague, shown in the photo with Kaitlyn, who is the marketing team leader for Merritt Properties and Merritt Construction Services, Kaitlyn has been busy learning how the marketing world of business operates. Kaitlyn's organizational skills, her attentiveness to detail, and her research abilities have provided her with a  successful experience.
Senior Jon Tompkins (on the left in the photo) is learning about marketing from one of the best, Crown Trophy's Brian Litofsky, who is also a member of the Business Communication Advisory Board. Brian's company, located in Owings Mills, specializes in extraordinary customer attention and care, and Jon's work in marketing has emphasized a personal approach to customer relations. Jon's interpersonal skills are getting even stronger under Brian's mentorship.
Senior Kim Hahr (in the photo on the right) is continuing her internship with L-Noel Events, but has expanded into other event planning areas, including workshops and corporate events. Her mentor, Latika Hassell, owner of the Owings Mills-based company, has encouraged Kim to explore photographic opportunities as well, including styled shoots and educational sessions. Kim is enjoying learning how both large-scale and smaller events come together.
Junior Courtney Hottle (in the photo on the right) was eager to try her hand at an exciting internship at Route One Apparel under the mentoring of company president Ali Von Paris. The startup company is an entrepreneurial success under Von Paris' vision. They sell original Maryland merchandise through retailers, wholesalers and directly online, and Courtney's efforts in the areas of research and development, as well as social media, have given the company a great boost!  According to the company's website, they are an "e-commerce platform that specializes in making trendy, affordable state pride apparel and accessories for those who want to make wearing clothing 'fun,' while making a statement."
Senior Kristen Brooks (at right in the photo) has found time for one additional internship before she graduates, this time under the supervision of Melissa Button, the assistant to the athletics director, Brett Adams. Kristen is helping to organize a new event, an end-of-the-year Gala for all athletes. She also helps with budgetary items, purchasing, organizing team information, and a variety of other administrative duties. Kristen's ability to multi-task has been quite important in this internship experience.
 
 
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