Spotlight on interns

Every summer, Upsher-Smith is home to many college and graduate school interns. We were lucky enough to have 9 of them in 2019.

From assisting chemists, to publishing training tools and discovering new sales opportunities, our interns tackled hands-on projects from Day One.  Read more about some of our interns in the profiles below.

If you’re interested in becoming a future intern, we typically begin the recruiting process in early January. Create a job alert on our careers page https://jobs.upsher-smith.com to get notified about next year’s opportunities!

 

 Meredith Greer – Technical Services

Read Meredith’s Biography

Hometown:
Golden, Colo.

College:
Colorado State of Mines

Major:
Chemical Engineering

Year in school:
Senior

What was your role within the department team?
I was involved with a few long-term projects (equipment cleaning protocol and validation master list) as well as helping coworkers with daily tasks (editing protocols, reports, BRAFs, swabbing, etc.)

Why did you choose Upsher-Smith?
I happened to find a posting for the internship online. I hadn’t heard of Upsher-Smith, but I liked the people who interviewed me and had a good feeling about working here.

What was your favorite part of working at Upsher-Smith?
The people are all very friendly and helpful, which makes the work even more enjoyable.

 

 Varsha Gunda – Technical Services

Read Varsha’s Biography

Hometown:
Anoka, Minn.

College:
St. Cloud State University

Major:
Engineering Management (Master’s)

Year in school:
Post-graduate

What was your role within the department team?
I created a new process flow for equipment acquisition and I also performed validation tasks.

Why did you choose Upsher-Smith?
I had been looking for a role in quality engineering.

What was your favorite part of working at Upsher-Smith?
My project and validating equipment on the floor.

 

 Joce Metz – Sales

Read Joce’s Biography

Hometown:
Plymouth, Minn.

College:
College of St. Benedict

Major:
Global Business Leadership

Year in school:
Senior

What was your role within the department team?
I performed sales calls. 

Why did you choose Upsher-Smith?
I felt that pharmaceutical sales could be the perfect combination of both business and science. After meeting the sales team, and learning more about its exciting approach to sales, I knew that Upsher-Smith was where I wanted to be. 

What was your favorite part of working at Upsher-Smith?
The team I worked with!

 

 Jon Williams – Engineering

Read Jon’s Biography

Hometown:
St. Michael, Minn.

College:
North Dakota State University

Major:
Mechanical Engineering

Year in school:
Junior

What was your role within the department team?
Helped design and plan for the expansion project that Upsher-Smith is engaged with. 

Why did you choose Upsher-Smith?
The pharmaceutical industry really interested me. I worked in manufacturing engineering the previous summer and felt pharma would be a good way to mix it up. 

What was your favorite part of working at Upsher-Smith?
Meeting all the friendly people and learning so much useful information.