After a successful internship program in the summer of 2020, the MobileDemand team knew we wanted to participate in the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's (JPEC) internship program once again.
“We couldn’t wait to utilize the young talent from the University of Iowa,” said Christie Bielenberg, Senior Director of Human Resources at MobileDemand. “Our interns provided valuable insights and knowledge while bringing creative ideas and solutions to the company. Everyone at MobileDemand wishes these individuals the absolute best in their future endeavors.”
Meet Our Interns!
Mia Kaghan: Graphic Design Intern – Senior studying Graphic Design and Entrepreneurial Management
Madisyn Bockman: Data Analyst Intern – Recent University of Iowa graduate, studied Statistics, Math, and Risk Management
Projects and Assignments
Mia: “During my internship, I worked with the Senior Designer as well as the entire marketing team. I designed webpages for the recently updated company website, created printed collateral for the sales team, developed social media images, and re-designed sell sheets and user manuals.”
Madisyn: “I focused on creating analytical dashboards in Microsoft® Power BI for multiple departments within the company. I worked heavily with the 4DMobile team, analyzing data for the newly developed xDIM software algorithms.”
Real-life Lessons and Greatest Takeaways
Mia: “There is so much more to graphic design then simply designing. For example, I worked with our web developer to ensure the images I created were within the site parameters. Brett, MobileDemand’s Senior Designer, taught me so many tips and tricks that I will utilize regularly. This internship really broadened my familiarity with multiple tools in the graphic design creative suite.”
Madisyn: “My biggest takeaway was gaining knowledge and experience in software I had never used before. Further, how to present data in clear, easily understandable forms while sharing results of my analysis in a succinct way.”
Favorite Part of Interning with MobileDemand
Mia: “Working in a professional office in what my area of study is in and seeing how the role of a graphic designer collaborates with other departments.”
Madisyn: “My favorite part of the internship was being a part of a brand-new product offering (software solutions) for the company. I was a part of daily conversations around continuous innovation.”
“I would recommend any Iowa-based company look into the JPEC program when seeking interns,” said Bielenberg. “We even hired one of our previous interns full-time and hope to do so again this year.”
To further support college students across the country, we have launched the Innovative Minds Scholarship, created to celebrate and encourage the spirit of innovation.