Intern Spotlight: Sarah Bowman

July 2, 2019

Merchants is excited to introduce Sarah Bowman, an intern for the summer in our IT Department. Sarah is currently studying Data Analytics at Drake University and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. We asked Sarah some questions to get to know her better.

Q: What are you looking forward to most this summer?

A: We have already done so many fun activities in the few weeks that I have been here, but I'm always looking forward to getting to know people in the office, gaining experience through projects and the intern outings we have planned, like the Escape Room and Trivia Night that are coming up.

Q: What has your experience at Merchants been like so far?

A: My experience at Merchants has been amazing so far! Everyone you meet here is extremely kind and genuinely cares about what you have to say. I have gotten to do many projects and work right off the bat that are not only helping me learn, but I feel like I am helping deliver value to the company. It's been so fun working with the analytics team because I really feel like I am getting so much hands-on experience that I will use for the rest of my life. They are always willing to listen to what I have to say and help in any way they can. 

Q: What are you hoping to get out of your internship?

A: Besides the networking, professional experience and many other things that I've already received, I'm hoping to get a good feel of what working in the ‘real world’ will be like. I will be graduating soon and I have to get out of the routine of going to school; transitioning into adulthood and having a full time job will be tough. However, I feel so lucky and appreciative to have an opportunity like working at Merchants that makes me feel very prepared to take it on. 

Merchants is excited to welcome Sarah this summer, and hopes to provide a program full of growth, ‘real life’ experience and fun. Welcome Sarah!