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ILRies Return with Summer Learnings

Joane Kim

While walking through the halls of Ives, one can feel the energy of students fresh off of their summer breaks. Here’s a look at what some ILRies experienced during their time away from campus:

Maggie Peng ’24, intern at Deloitte: “I worked on implementing an enterprise-wide platform to integrate training and DEI resources for health care clients. Through this process, I learned how to apply both quantitative and qualitative frameworks to drive workforce transformation.”

Kayla Torres ’24, intern for an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission District director: “I worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Miami District Office. I gained valuable experience in discrimination law. I spent time rotating between six teams of lawyers, paralegals and investigators. I developed presentations, assisted in intake interviews, created legal documents and met so many wonderful people!”

Joane Kim ’24, Real Estate Finance intern at Walker & Dunlop: “I worked in real estate finance at Walker & Dunlop. I helped arrange quote requests for refinance/acquisition loans to be submitted to government-sponsored enterprises (like the Fannie Mae and the Freddie Mac), formulated sizers and found expense comparable reports and conducted market research for new affordable housing projects seeking tax credits.”

Maria Lima Vieira ’23, HR intern at Cummins Inc.: “I was working in HR for Cummins Inc. supporting the components engineering team. I was a point of contact for our employees and also worked on a couple of projects during my time there. One of them was about educating our leaders on our policies and the other one was developing a strategy for finding, attracting and retaining hidden talent externally and internally.”

Spencer Thieme ’24, Buffalo Co-Lab High Road Fellow: “I learned about the history and politics of Buffalo with a cohort of fellows from Cornell. At my placement, Frontline Arts Buffalo, I worked to identify disparities in arts and cultural funding.”