RJL Solutions, an advocacy and marketing firm in Terre Haute, recently hired three student interns for the spring semester: Maryem Salam, MBA Exchange Program, Indiana State University; Lucille Utterback, senior at Indiana State University; and Olivia Wells, junior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
“RJL Solutions is equipped to provide unique experiences for local students, and we love hosting student talent at our firm,” states Partner Rachel Leslie. “Internships are a reciprocal relationship in which, when done correctly, both parties benefit. We couldn’t be more excited to bring these three young women to our team for the next 5 months."
Maryem Salam, of Morocco, will serve as the Strategic Communications intern, bringing expertise in market research and data analysis to the team. Salam, as part of the MBA Exchange Program in the Scott College of Business at ISU, is pursuing a master’s degree in marketing at the National School of Business and Management in Settat, Morocco. Salam speaks four languages and completed three internships in Morocco where she developed her market research and data analysis skills.
“I hope this internship will allow me to acquire digital marketing expertise and to sharpen my data analytics and market research skills,” states Salam. “The team spirit, collaboration and professionalism of the members of RJL Solutions are what makes me so excited to start this adventure.”
After graduating this year with her master’s degree, Salam hopes to start her own marketing consulting firm.
Lucille Utterback, of Terre Haute, will serve as the Advocacy intern and will have the opportunity to join RJL Solutions lobbyists, Rachel Leslie and Jenn Kersey, at the Statehouse on various occasions during the legislative session. Utterback is majoring in Human Resources Development, with a double minor in Marketing and Business Administration. She has served as the Director of Philanthropy and Think Pink Chairwoman of Zeta Tau Alpha for the past three years, which included fundraising efforts that raised over $10,000 for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
“I am thrilled to be able to work with this team,” states Utterback. “I am excited to accompany the Advocacy team and provide assistance during the legislative session.”
Utterback hopes to attend graduate school in the next five years after pursuing a career in human resources, marketing, or event coordination.
Olivia Wells, of Marshall, Illinois, will serve as the Marketing intern and will be responsible for assisting with the internal marketing of RJL Solutions including graphic design, website updates, social media management, e-newsletter, and other digital marketing needs. Wells is a double major in Business Administration and Marketing, and a double minor in Human Resource Management and Leadership Development. She has served on several committees at SMWC including the I Love Le Fer Committee, the Out of the Woods Committee, and the Mascot Committee, and is currently serving as President of Phi Beta Lambda at SMWC, which is a club for business-minded individuals who focus on leadership development.
“Through this internship, I hope to strengthen my professional skills while learning more about the business community of Terre Haute,” states Wells. “I am most excited to be working with a team of influential women while expanding my knowledge about marketing.”
Wells will graduate in 2020 and plans to pursue her MBA degree upon graduation.