College of Charleston

Patrick Gardiner

Student Painters gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to run a successful and profitable business, all they ask of you is to put in the time and effort. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t change my experience at all. There are definitely many obstacles you will be faced with on your journey, but if I never faced them head on and with the confidence that Student Painters instilled in me then I would never learn. That is why I would recommend this program to others; you aren’t just reading in a library about how to run a business, but rather getting out there and really learning by hands on experience. This internship is also a huge resume booster. Who wouldn’t want a guy that ran a $70,000+ business as a 19 year old and faced real world challenges on their team to work for them?  The management is such an awesome and personally my favorite part about the whole experience. You are the boss. This side of the business is one that you can really reflect on and see how far you’ve come since the day you opened your business to the last day of production. To really look back at how far you’ve come as a leader and have something to be proud of. At the end of it all Student Painters has changed my life in so many positive ways and opened up so many doors for my future I can’t thank them enough and I urge anybody that has any interest to step out of there comfort zone a little bit, put in the effort and reap in the rewards. “Work Hard, Play Hard”.

Chandler Bolt

This summer working with Student Painters has been the most challenging and rewarding summer that I’ve ever had.  With their help, I was able to run over a $100,000 business and achieve the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year”. This internship taught me things that I will never be able to learn in the classroom. I had great mentors (Joel Puthoff & James Roper) and they pushed me to be the best that I could be while also creating a company culture second to none. They made the experience very fun, and I got to meet a lot of cool people that were experiencing the same things that I was. At the end of the summer, we were all able to look back at how far we had come and appreciate all of the hard work that we put in. I took away many amazing memories from this summer and I can honestly say that I learned and accomplished things that will stick with me for the rest of my life.