2018-19 Annual Report

USMCBE

The 2018-19 Annual Report, published by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, tells stories of outstanding achievements made by our faculty, students, staff, donors, and alumni over the course of the academic year.

THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

ELI LILLY

Eli Lilly once again selected two interns from the Southern Miss

Healthcare Marketing program for the 2019 Summer Sales Internship.

Seth Nash and Jenny Hamilton were two of 60 interns this summer.

This is the third year in a row to have two interns selected for the

internship. Currently, five Southern Miss graduates work for Lilly.

“I FEEL THAT THIS IS OUR BEST ACCOMPLISHMENT YET WITH

THIS INTERNSHIP. BECAUSE THERE WERE MORE ‘TARGET’

SCHOOLS THIS YEAR, THERE WAS A VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD OF

ONLY GETTING ONE INTERN SELECTED FOR SOUTHERN MISS. WE

ARE BEYOND THRILLED TO HAVE TWO REPRESENTING US.”

Quote from Dr. Kelli King, professor of healthcare marketing

KPMG

Paige Dillistone (accounting) was accepted into the Global Internship Program through KPMG,

one of the Big Four Accounting Firms, in Jackson, Miss. Over 200 applicants were reviewed

for the internship, and Paige was one of 20 to receive the honor. During her internship, Paige

completed a four-week rotation in Sydney, Australia.

“DURING MY INTERNSHIP, I WAS ABLE TO EXPERIENCE AUDITING FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

COMPANIES IN THREE DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. IN ADDITION TO WORK, I TRAVELED WITH OTHER INTERNS

TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, THE GREAT BARRIER REEF, THE TARONGA ZOO AND BONDI BEACH. WE HELD

KOALA BEARS, GOT TANS IN FEBRUARY, AND ENJOYED THE CITY AS MUCH AS WE COULD, ALL WHILE

WORKING FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRMS IN THE WORLD. PARTICIPATING IN AN

INTERNSHIP HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES I HAVE MADE AS A STUDENT, AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE

ANYONE LOOKING INTO AN INTERNSHIP TO MAKE THE LEAP AND GET THE EXPERIENCE NOW!”

Quote from Paige Dillistone

In addition, Jonathan Brent (accounting) accepted a 10-week internship with KPMG in Dallas, Texas.

“MY INTERNSHIP WAS SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE AND GAVE ME THE CHANCE TO IMPLEMENT THE FOUNDATION OF SKILLS AND LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED

HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI. HATTIESBURG HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY HOME, AND INTERNING IN SUCH A BIG CITY SO FAR AWAY WAS QUITE

CHALLENGING BUT COMPLETELY WORTH IT. NOT ONLY DID I LEARN SO MUCH IN MY FIELD OF WORK, BUT I ALSO GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SO MANY NEW

PEOPLE IN AN EXCITING CITY. AT THE END OF MY INTERNSHIP, I WAS OFFERED A FULL-TIME JOB IN THE DALLAS OFFICE AND WILL PLAN TO START IN SEPTEMBER OF

2020 AFTER MY YEAR OF GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE MPA PROGRAM HERE AT SOUTHERN MISS.”

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