Alumni Testimonials

Marissa Brubaker

Bowling Green State University

"I would definitely come back if I had the chance to. It is an amazing program and amazing group of people. When I found people that were hardworking, motivated and looking to make a difference I knew this would be for me."

Emily Kovac

Michigan State University

"If you are considering this I would definitely recommend it because it will change your mindset and outlook on things. It will give you so much experience that you cannot get anywhere else." 

Cameron DelBen

Bowling Green State University

"At the end of the day, I love what I have been able to do. No other company gives you the opportunity to run your own business. Not many 18 year olds can say they've had the opportunity to run a $78,000 business."

Dillon Welliver

Michigan State University

"I ran a 110,000 branch and I profited over 25,000 in one summer. I have grown a lot in trust, leadership, and management. And those are the most important things for career growth."

Adam King

Michigan State University

"I was looking for something that would provide me with real world business experience and professionalism skills. It's safe to say that I got all of that and way more out of this internship!"

Alex Zdrinca

Michigan State University

"I chose Student Painters because I don’t have much experience and I just wanted to set myself apart from my peers and gain real world business experience. This is like a real world MBA."

Charles Beck

Michigan State University

"Marketing, Time Management and People skills were some of my biggest takeaways from the internship. I used to be very shy. I'd tell anyone thinking the internship to be persistent for sure and do not give up. Try as hard as you can."

Brittany Belding

University of Michigan

"I definitely learned communication skills, responsibility and accountability. I was just talking with the CEO about getting out what you put into it because that 100% is what this is. It is a great culture for sure."

Nick Rossol

Western Michigan University

 "I can say I’ve learned more than I ever imagined while having fun doing it. I learned people and problem solving skills while developing confidence and have grown in almost every aspect because of this internship."

Jacob Ignasiak

 University of Michigan

"I was inspired to join YEAA because of the experience I was going to gain, the network of people I would be around and the earning potential. It was head and shoulders above anything else out there."

Kevin Froggatt

 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"The main reason I did this internship was to prove to myself I could run my own business. I can honestly say I have a better work ethic than most thanks to Student Painters. Now I am ready to take on the world."

Mason Johnston

 Bowling Green State University

"The communication in talking to customers during sales and working with employees really helps you for anything you do in life. I really know how businesses work nowadays. This internship has really benefited me." 

Michael Plunkett

Ohio State University

"I started in this company as a freshman and stayed for 6 years. I would be nowhere near where i am in life and have the amazing opportunities i have now if it wasn't for my internship with Young Entrepreneurs."

Christian Chasmer

University of South Carolina

"I contribute a lot of my success to Young Entrepreneurs. You will receive  the skills but you're also going to get empowered with the ability to create your own destiny in life, and that's really what Young Entrepreneurs is about."

Mike Lamorgese

 University of Dayton

"The skills that I learned through Young Entrepreneurs includes: sales, marketing, time management, being a leader, managing a budget, accounting, and finance. I still use all of these skills today career."

Cole Waligura

 West Virginia University

"Young Entrepreneurs helped me get interview opportunities with two of the big four accounting firms. Everywhere I have interviewed has been extremely impressed with the idea of someone so young running their own business."

Michael Zlonkevicz

 University of Michigan

"I took on the internship because I figured it’d be a good way to get the experience to land me another internship or get experience of running a business. I got a lot of growth personally and professionally from it."

Kate Anderson

 Ohio University

"A few things I learned from this internship are how to delegate, sales skills, how to talk to people I don't know, how to present myself in a confident way and how to work with people as a team." 

Rachel Dorsey

 West Virginia University

"Being able to say that I ran a successful business at 20 years old is something that sets me apart from other people. This internship really helped strengthen my resume and who I am as a person and as a professional." 

AJ Mida

Central Michigan University

"I was excited to hear that as an 18 year old I would have the opportunity to run my own business with little money invested. Some skills I developed were hiring, leading, marketing, sales, and working with customers."

Andrew Dennison

 University of Michigan

"If you’re thinking about joining, it’s hard work but you will get more experience here than anywhere else. I think it’s an incredible opportunity to grow your skill set and set yourself up for a really amazing career."

Aaron Griffin

 Michigan State University

"You’re really going to get further in a year with this program than you’re going to get anywhere else in five years. I found out I was the one holding myself back and made a decision to overcome that problem."

Alex Dalpiaz

 Clemson University

 "Everyone has an internship on their resumes. These days you have to figure out how to separate yourself. The story you develop from this program is second to none. This is the best opportunity if you are looking to get ahead in life." 

Joel Puthoff

 Wittenberg University

"I learned so much about management and sales. In the end it is never about the money. It is about the business you build, the team you manage, the experience you got and the challenge you put yourself through." 

Danny Robinson

 Central Michigan University

"This is a great resume builder and will put you a leg up compared to everyone in your age group. You get real life lessons that transcend into the rest of your career and can carry them with you for the rest of your life."

Simon Fraser

Ohio State University

"I have always craved a challenge to see what I am made of. In this internship you will take away life skills, confidence and business acumen, but most of all, you’re going to take away a really strong network of hardworking, like minded individuals."

Danny Rice

University of Cincinnati

"Not many people in the course of a lifetime, much less college, get the opportunity to actually run their own business. When you are doing it this young in life and this early in your career it is a huge accomplishment!"

What Inspired Mike to Join YEAA

Mike Prager

CEO of Avidxchange

Ben Arwine

Miami University (OH)

Colleen Roach

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Ben Steenkamp

University of Connecticut

Angie Johnston

Clemson University

Scott Snyder

Miami University (OH)

Logan Bryant

Miami University (OH)

Chase Lawson

Clemson University

Raechel Kaiser

Central Michigan University

Davio Pignotti

Western Michigan University

Kayla Faustyn

Michigan State University

Kaylee Bert

Central Michigan University

Ben Cummings

Oakland University

Haley Avila

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Craig Barry

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Sam Tunnacliffe

University of Dayton

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