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Current Intern Testimonials

Michael Acorn
Michigan State University

"You learn real world skills like managing people, marketing, sales, dealing with customers, and dealing with the payroll processing. If anyone is looking to be extraordinary compared to other students, this is the place that you want to be."

Grace Lemerise
University of New Hampshire

Jenna McBride
University of Dayton

"After graduation I’ll be accepting a full-time role in sales in Cincinnati. I was able to get this position because of this internship. Throughout my interviews I talked about my real world experience with customers and employees."

Cameron Patterson
Right State University

Fernando Tenesaca
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"I wanted a unique experience that was going to challenge me, I wanted to make some income in the summer and I wanted something that was really going to allow me to increase the skillset and boost the resume that I had as a freshman."

Gene Hendrickson
Jackson College

"I learned a lot about sales, marketing, production, and leadership this past summer. I’ve decided to come back for a second year to run my branch again and coach 2-3 individuals on how to run their own business."

Chris Persiko
Penn State University

"The biggest thing I got out of this program was learning to enhance my leadership abilities especially in the real world. If you feel that running a business and getting real world experience is something you want, you should check it out!"

Noah Ellinger
Kalamazoo College

"I've developed a lot of leadership skills, how to work with homeowners and how to get everyone on the same page to achieve something together. I've also realized the power of networking and establishing connections."

Gabe Elias
Bridgewater State University

"I learned what confidence and entrepreneurial drive was from this internship. I’m an engineering major but I have always wanted to start my own business and this internship lead me to figure out what my goal in life is."

Abigail Jaqua
Western Michigan University

"This internship put me in the position to succeed by setting a high goal and pushing myself to the limit to achieve it. I am now in real estate for the #1 brokerage in Wisconsin. It made me realize that entrepreneurship was my full time role in life." 

Jacob Kasmarcak
The Ohio State University

"I gained a ton of real world experience at YEAA. If you have a passion for business and entrepreneurship, this is an opportunity for you to grow your skills and see if you have what it takes to become a manager or an entrepreneur."

Patrick Gorman
University of New Hampshire

"I gained so many skills from the program such as marketing, sales, and recruiting, hiring, leading, communication. Overall the program helped me grow as a person and as a leader which I’m thankful for!"

Kevin Hiselman
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"I've taken so much away from my experience at YEAA. My confidence in myself is through the roof, but my favorite part about this internship is how driven the people are and you meet so many other like minds that are goal-oriented."

Mike Morrill
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"I joined this program because I really wanted to separate myself from my peer group. You need to work really hard to find success here but I think this is a great program for those looking to set themselves apart from others."

Elijah LeMar
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"It’s a lot of learning and a lot of fun as well. It’s a life-changing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. It definitely has changed my life and made me grow a lot both personally and professionally."

"The mentorship that I got in this program, has changed me as a person. I’ve found confidence that I never knew I had. The network throughout YEAA is very unique and collaborative and something I never had prior to this opportunity."

"I was inspired to join YEAA because I wanted to take the path that is less taken. I wanted a challenge and a mentor to help me run my own business. YEAA has provided me with a more refined mindset, I'm now comfortable being uncomfortable!"

Ben Colledge
Western New England University

"You get to be surrounded by 30 to 40 other likeminded individuals that are striving to push themselves to be better. You get to learn from others and mentors, while actually running your own business and making profit off of it!"

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