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CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  NOVEMBER 2014
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Employer Spotlight: Cambridge International

Legacy of SU Leadership Inspires Intern Initiative

Cambridge International: An ideal ABLE location thanks to alumni and company growth

Colleen VanHorn, Karina Panara and Isckar Bii
(From left) Colleen VanHorn, Karina Panara and Isckar Bii

Tracy Tyler, Isckar Bii, Karina Panara, Colleen VanHorn, Ashley Church
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Tracy Tyler, CEO; Isckar Bii, Marketing Intern;
Karina Panara, HR Intern;
Colleen VanHorn, Marketing Research Intern;
Ashley Church, HR Manager, Internship Coordinator

From sales and human resources to the CEOs seat, Salisbury University’s influence extends to all divisions at one of Delmarva’s largest employers. Cambridge International – led by President and CEO Tracy Tyler (Perdue School of Business, B.S. ’86) – is the world’s largest manufacturer of metal conveyor belts and filtration and architectural mesh products, and it is a thriving partner with Perdue’s ABLE program.

“We believe our position as one of the Eastern Shore’s largest, longest operating companies and our pride as SU alumni allow us to create meaningful, on-the-job intern positions,” said Tyler. “Our culture of mentorship, commitment to real-world experiences and convenient location 30 minutes from the campus make Cambridge International an ideal ABLE partner.”

With more than a dozen Salisbury University graduates in management, sales and marketing, Cambridge International has embraced its role as an ideal location for applying business learning experiences. The company has three SU interns this fall: Isckar Bii, marketing; Karina Panara, human resources and global training; and Colleen Vanhorn, market research and analytics.

“Interns join our company for 8-10 weeks each semester and are assigned practical, real-world projects in areas such as product development, marketing and finance,” said Human Resources Manager Ashley Church (B.S.,’06). “Each intern works alongside our business professionals to learn first-hand the challenges and opportunities of applying classroom studies in the business world.”

In addition to Tyler, Perdue Business school grads at Cambridge International include Sales Director Larry Windsor (M.B.A., ’98), Project Manager Doug Nolan (M.B.A., ’07), IT Specialist Chris Adkins (B.S., ’11), Accountant Heather Richardson (B.S., ’10), Logistics Specialist Dale Foxwell (B.S., ’83), Marketing and Graphics Coordinator Melissa Seling (B.A., ’02), Order Fulfillment Specialist Amanda Hailey (B.S., ’08) and CES Brand Manager Nicole Evans (M.B.A., ’06)

Spring internship opportunities at Cambridge International include accounting/finance, marketing, information technology, human resources, customer services and sales. Many intern positions lead to future part- and full-time employment. For information or to submit an application contact achurch@cambridge-intl.com.

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