More than 75 companies and other organizations have hired MBA students for a variety of summer positions related to sustainability since Johnson launched its Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion program. These hiring firms include the following, as well as numerous others:
- American Governor Company
- BASIX Financial Group
- Bayer Corporation
- Cleantech Group
- Deloitte Consulting
- Harrah’s Entertainment
- Johnson & Johnson
- MGM Resorts International
- Microsoft's Health Solution Group (HSG)
- Ocean Spray
- S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
- White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
Peter Scannell (’11) spent summer 2010 working at A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE), a Boston-based developer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems. He was tasked with determining A123 System’s position relative to the other major players in the rapidly evolving automotive lithium ion battery market.
Andrea Findley (MPA/MBA ’09) interned with Accenture as a strategy consultant within the Accenture Development Partnerships program. She developed strategic direction in the area of economic opportunities for “The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation,” an innovative, public-private partnership for youth HIV prevention in Kenya.
Jessica Rosman (’09) interned in 2008 as a President’s Associates Intern at Harrah’s Entertainment, where she focused on increasing sustainability initiatives at the company.
Kristen Lyons (’10) spent summer 2009 in the MBA internship Program at Hasbro. One of her projects focused on developing a long-term plan for reinvigorating vaulted brands designed to enhance children’s imagination, development and creativity.
In 2008, Ryan Kelley (’09) worked in IBM’s Market Intelligence Growth Markets team, examining growth opportunities in South East Asia. He also contributed to a cross-functional team that examined the feasibility of extending telecommunications and Internet connectivity to rural African villages.
Ryan Cole (’10) worked as a private equity associate for Kidd & Company, LLC, in Greenwich, Connecticut. He conducted research on industry sectors with strong fundamental macroeconomic drivers, and created financial models to evaluate consolidation scenarios.
As a sustainable intern at Ocean Spray, Tamar Shen-Orr (’10) served as a consultant, providing recommendations on assembling a communication strategy around sustainability. She also managed the company’s effort to calculate its corporate carbon footprint.