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I’m Emily, the Outreach Intern here at Indiana INTERNnet this summer. I feel grateful and excited for the opportunity to spend the next several months promoting experiential learning in my home state!

I’m originally from Fort Wayne, where I attended Homestead High School and had my first internship experiences as a senior there. I really appreciate the freedom I had to gain professional experience before college, and that’s a major part of why I’m so excited about joining the Indiana INTERNnet team now. This is my fifth formal internship, so I guess you could say it’s a passion! Last summer I was a part-time intern at an Indianapolis nonprofit called Tangram and at Prudential’s Indiana Financial Group. My time in both companies taught me how to apply what I had been learning in the classroom to actual projects and problems.

I’m a rising senior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where I’m majoring in Marketing and International Studies in the Kelley School of Business. I’m also minoring in Spanish and studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain for ten weeks at the beginning of this year. It was a dream come true and I hope to go back someday!

In addition to my newfound love of traveling, I enjoy being in the kitchen, spending time outside, and pretending to be a photographer. One of my personal projects for the summer is a photo collage of some of the iconic places around Indianapolis, because I’m a big fan of the city.

Looking forward to swapping internship stories this summer!

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One Response to Meet the Intern: Emily Combs

  1. Jordan Bridges says:

    Hi Emily! My name is Jordan Bridges and I am the Human Resources intern at Sweetwater Sound here in Fort Wayne, IN. We were directed to Indiana INTERNnet and we are interested in learning more about the benefits of working with you all as an employer. I would love to chat with you sometime about what you all offer.

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