Leslie was a student at the University of St. Thomas studying Human Resource Management while working at Target part-time. She was introduced to UpTurnships through her academic advisor. Through UpTurnships, she was able to secure an internship opportunity with Marsh McLennan Agency in Minneapolis as a Human Resource Intern in the summer of 2022. Leslie successfully completed her summer internship and was asked to extend her internship into the fall. She graduated this past December with a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and immediately accepted a full-time position with Marsh McLennan Agency as a Learning and Development Coordinator.
When asked how UpTurnships have impacted her, she said, “it was one of the best decisions I have made in my career path because it provided me insights on how important and powerful networking is. There were so many different connections that I made through UpTurnships whether that be personal or professional. This program allowed me to strive in my internship that led to a full-time job offer. I learned many valuable skill sets that I know will come in handy as I navigate this new chapter in my life. UpTurnships is a wonderful program, and I am so happy that I was able to be part of it”.