Internship Staff

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide exceptional opportunities, service, and advisement to UVU students as well as comprehensive information, assistance, and dedication to experience providers.

Our Staff

Marsha Haynes | Director of Internships Services | 801.863.6004 | haynesma@uvu.edu

Marsha HaynesInternships, Internships, Internships! That is my passion right now in my position as Director of Internship Services. I have been the director since 2007 and enjoy helping students find professional engagement opportunities that will enhance their careers by giving them actual experience in their major field of study.

Before becoming the Director of Internship Services I was involved in career counseling both on the high school and university level. I worked at Bingham High School in the career center and counseling office and later at UVU as a career counselor. I serve on the Board for the Women’s Business Network for the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, am a member of several national internship organizations as well as the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

I have a Bachelor’s degree from BYU in General Studies with an emphasis in Business Management and a Master of Education degree from California State University East Bay. I teach on-line and face-to-face Career and Major Exploration courses as an adjunct professor here at UVU. In addition I am a certified professional interview coach and resume writer. It is a pleasure to work with UVU students as well as employers in the community.

-Marsha Haynes

 

Maren Mather | Internship Coordinator | 801.863.6308 | mmather@uvu.edu

Maren MatherI began my career in higher education 7 years ago, placing students in jobs and internships for a local technical college. I now have the privilege to work for Utah Valley University as the Internship Coordinator. I enjoy working with more mature students who have defined focus and goals for their future.

As Internship Coordinator for UVU, much of my time is dedicated to networking with businesses and community resources to find new internship opportunities. I also meet with students on a regular basis to help them find their “perfect fit” internship. I particularly work with students whose interest lies in government, social services, and international internship opportunities.

I completed a year-long internship with the Utah County Health Department before graduating with a Bachelors degree from UVU in 2007, and know firsthand the benefits of completing an internship. I strive to share these benefits with students while encouraging UVU’s mission of engaged learning.”

-Maren Mather

 

 

Kathy Ardmore | Administrative Support | 801.863.6589 | kathleen.ardmore@uvu.edu

Kathy Ardmore Before coming to Utah Valley University, I worked at a Washington State community college for almost 35 years. My husband and I recently moved to Utah County to be closer to family and enjoy the wonderful sunny weather!

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Administrative Support to Internship Services. The people here are open and friendly and definitely student oriented! The benefits of internships for both employers and students are limitless. If you are a student at Utah Valley University, I would definitely encourage you to consider doing an internship, as an ideal step toward your future career!

-Kathy Ardmore



 

 

Garrett Wahlquist | Internship Recruiting Assistant | 801.863.5368 | gwahlquist@uvu.edu

Garrett WahlquistBorn and raised in San Diego, California, I left my home to obtain a great education here at Utah Valley University. I am a Public and Community Health major planning on continuing my education with master’s degrees in healthcare administration and public health. As a fellow student, I understand the need to prepare now for a bright future.

One of the best ways to prepare for a future in graduate school or the career field is through an internship. As an Internship Recruiting Assistant, I work to find the best possible internships for UVU students. As the Internship Services Staff, we strive to prepare students for a great future. We want to make sure you leave UVU with the keys to success.

Before I graduate I plan on doing an internship because I know of the great benefits that come from it. I hope you consider it too. Remember, hot internships lead to cool jobs!

-Garrett Wahlquist

 

 

Tiffany McKay | Internship Recruiting Assistant | 801.863.7436 | tiffanym@uvu.edu

Tiffany McKaySpring of 2010, I interned with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida, and had the time of my life! I learned important marketing and merchandising skills, but most importantly, self-discovery. By having this experience it has set my resume apart from other candidates, and I look forward to graduating and starting a marketing career!

This summer I moved to Utah County with my husband in pursuit of finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. I originally attended Weber State University and graduated with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science.

Internships open the doors of potential. As an Internship Recruiting Assistant I research and assist in developing internships with not only local companies, but worldwide. I enjoy helping students find their dream internship. Come stop by our office and see the possibilities that could be discovered or even created for your future!

-Tiffany McKay

 

 

Jordan Guinn | Internship Recruiting Assistant | 801.863.7531 | jguinn@uvu.edu

Jordan GuinnAs a kid, I moved around a lot. I am so glad that my family’s final destination was here in Lindon, Utah where I had the opportunity to get a scholarship to UVU and begin my college career. I am currently getting my bachelor’s degree in History and Minoring in Political Science.

During my sophomore year of college, I was able to intern for Governor Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign. I was able to work hands on with his staff and gain a great relationship with the volunteers who donated their time to the cause.

My internship was one of the best decisions I ever made. The relationships I built with state and national political figures and staff members are absolutely priceless. Less than a year later, it has already helped me get a job here at UVU Internship Services. I would encourage every student to come meet with us here at Internship Services. It will change your life!

-Jordan Guinn

 

 

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