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MSU Denver students land internships with Fortune 150 companies

Jackie Maldonado, Tyler Box and Charles Oyewole (l to r) turned their student internships into jobs at Fortune 150 company Arrow Electronics, Inc. All told, six MSU Denver interns have transitioned into full-time jobs over the last two years. Photo: Sara Beets
Jackie Maldonado, Tyler Box and Charles Oyewole (l to r) turned their student internships into jobs at Fortune 150 company Arrow Electronics, Inc. All told, six MSU Denver interns have transitioned into full-time jobs over the last two years. Photo: Sara Beets

Charles Oyewole applied for a summer internship with Arrow Electronics, Inc., after being invited to a Diversity Day event and landed the opportunity of a lifetime. A student in the College of Business, Oyewole was not even sure who Arrow was when he was first invited to attend the event, but after doing a quick search, he realized it was more than just a small electronics store.

Amy Bechtum, career specialist in MSU Denver’s Office of Career Services, had been cultivating a relationship with Arrow for nearly a year. The company has a competitive program and hires about 150 interns each summer. 

For Oyewole and other students, their internships have not only helped them gain professional experience, but they have also led to full-time jobs with Arrow.

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New Public-Private Partnership

Office rendering for York Space Systems
A new public-private partnership with York Space Systems will expand opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing Sciences students. The company will move its headquarters into the school’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building this summer — manufacturing facility and all - providing for unique collaborations with faculty and students.

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Second Annual Summer Soiree

Pedicab Tours at the Summer Soiree
MSU Denver will host its Second Annual Summer Soiree on Saturday, June 10 on the front lawn of the Student Success Building at the Auraria Campus. Proceeds from the Summer Soiree will be dedicated to a scholarship fund in Steve and Ruthie’s name that will provide educational access and support to students at MSU Denver.

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