North Carolina State University

Andrew Carey

For most people the idea of running their own business is a blissful fairy tale that allows them some stress relief at the idea that their situation is only temporary. But for those of us who had the opportunity to partake in the Student Painter’s internship, this fairy tale became a reality. This summer I was given the opportunity to run my own branch of Student Painters out of the Raleigh/Durham area and what an amazing experience it was. I can honestly say that this internship was the biggest step I have taken towards owning my own business. This experience gave me hands on experience of the dedication, motivation, and hard work it takes in order to get a business going. I was able to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real world experience in many different fields such as marketing, HR, and managing. I plan on taking the knowledge learned from this and applying it to my businesses. I believe the number one thing I learned from this experience is that you get out of life what you put into it, sometimes less but if you never try and fail, then you will never succeed. Thank you student painters for the opportunity, thank you Joel for selecting me as a Branch Manager.

Jonathan MacEldowney

Student Painters is the best thing that has ever fallen into my lap. Let me explain. Almost a year ago Joel Puthoff threw a flyer right into my lap while I was sitting in my room playing video games. Pretty much I was a bum. Student Painters changed all of that. It helped me to see all the possibilities that I could receive if I worked really hard. And I did. After my freshman year in college going from 18 to 19 years of age I managed four cold callers, 8 painters, and met over 1,000 different people. All of this led to me running almost a $70,000 business with income close to $14,000. I can't wait to see what I can do next year working for the company. Thanks Steve for hiring me, and yes hockey players are always good hires.