JES Holdings dedicates a large amount of time and effort to developing future leaders in the real estate industry. Our largest program is our current internship program that we sponsor with partner universities. We provide opportunities through this program for future professionals to be exposed to a successful, dynamic working environment and to learn skills imperative to launching a successful career.
If you are interested in a career in the real estate industry, gaining valuable hands-on learning experience and applying your education, then this program may be the one for you. Our internship program offers flexible, part-time hours during the school year and potential full time opportunities in the summer.
Katie Blechinger is studying Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communication and Spanish at the University of Missouri, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2018. She previously interned at Mix 93.3 as a Radio Intern in Kansas City, Missouri. Katie is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Mizzou Women in Media. She also volunteers with Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Missouri.
Jennifer Broyles is studying International Business, Real Estate and French at the University of Missouri. She previously worked as a customer service agent for Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward, Alaska. Jennifer is an athletic ambassador for Missouri Football Team, an ambassador for Trulaske College of Business, an ambassador for Vasey Academy, a Senator for the Legion of Black Collegians and Executive Secretary for the African Student Association. She will graduate in May of 2019.
Natalie Brunk is studying Psychology and Business with an emphasis in Human Relations at the University of Missouri. Working for JES Holdings will serve as her first internship during her college career. She is a member of Phi Mu sorority and volunteers with Mizzou Alternative Breaks to support Women’s Advocacy. Natalie will graduate in December of 2017.
Bridget David is studying Public Relations at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. She is a member and the Public Relations Chair of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the Public Relations Coordinator for D.I.M.E.S. Fashion Organization. Bridget will graduate in May of 2018.
Madison Galloway is studying Architectural Engineering at The University of Alabama, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2019. Working for JES Holdings will serve as her first internship during her college career. Outside of school, she volunteers with Al’s Pals to help teach children how to make healthy choices.
Rod Gillette is studying Agribusiness and Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020. Working for Metro will serve as his first internship during his college career. Rod is a reporter for the Horticulture Club at his school and has volunteered in special needs classrooms.
Ross Gudger studies Finance and Real Estate at the University of Georgia, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018. He previously worked at DeBartolo Development as a Project Intern under their Construction Project Managers. Ross is a member and Athletic Director of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the University of Georgia.
Lily Hammett studies Marketing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. She was previously a Marketing Intern at First National Bank of Waynesboro. Lily is a member of the Phi Mu sorority and volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and Children’s Miracle Network at Willow Pond Senior Care. Lily will graduate in May of 2018.
Thomas Little studies Civil Engineering at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Working for JES Holdings will serve as his first internship during his college career. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and previously volunteered as a mentor for children with special needs. Thomas will graduate in May 2019.
AJ McSwain studies Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Alabama with an anticipated graduation in December 2017. He previously worked for Braun Intertec. AJ is a member of the Eagle Scouts, served as the Co-President of the Concrete Canoe team in the American Society of Civil Engineers and is Co-President of the Steel Bridge Team.
Jack Meyerhoff received his undergrad in Political Science and now studies Tax Law at the University Of Missouri School Of Law. He previously worked as a law clerk at Faber & Brand, LLC and Eng. & Woods. He is the President of The Federalist Society, Treasurer of the Tax and Transactional Law Society and is involved with The Veterans Clinic, The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic and the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Jack will graduate Law School in May 2018.
Randal Porterfield studies Building Science at Auburn University. He previously has experience as a co-op at Altec Industries, a Design Engineer Intern and during the following semester, as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern. Randal will graduate in May 2019.
Samuel Ranzetta studies Law at the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Transactional Tax Planning. He previously worked as a law clerk at the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic and as a course instructor for Survey of Business Finance. Samuel will graduate in May of 2018.
Amber Rosamond studied Journalism at the University of Missouri with an emphasis in International Strategic Communication and graduated in May 2017. She was the President of the Mizzou Religion Newswriters Association and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has also volunteered for Big Sister and Big Brothers of Central Missouri. Her previous internships include KTXD-TV, Central Bancompany, Ruido Photo and Timeout Barcelona.
Bryan Sandbach studies Civil Engineering at Georgia Southern University with an anticipated graduation of May 2018. He previously worked as a Project Planning and Development Intern for MOX Services in Jackson, South Carolina and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. He is the Vice President of Finance for the Student Government Association and the President of his chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Tim Slocum studies Accounting at the University of Missouri with an anticipated graduation of May 2019. Working for JES Holdings will serve as his first internship during his college career. Tim is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and has previously volunteered for College Mentors for Kids.
Suzanna Smith studies Marketing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia with an anticipated graduation of May 2018. She previously worked as a leasing associate for IMS Management at the Hamptons. Suzanna is a member of the Phi Mu sorority and has done volunteer work for the Salvation Army, Relay for Life and the Annual Schenkel Invitational.
Anna is studying Accounting at the University of Missouri. Working for JES Holdings will serve as Anna’s first internship during her college career. She will be graduating in May of 2018.
Started as an Intern: 4/5/2012
Hired as an Employee: 5/29/2013
“Since starting with JES as a Human Resources intern, I have had nothing but positive experiences. During my internship, I was assigned meaningful tasks that helped me to grow as a human resources professional. My transition into my new role was seamless. JES continues to help expand my knowledge through career development and training programs.”
Started as an Intern: 4/2/2012
Hired as an Employee: 5/27/2013
“In addition to the valuable real-world experience I was given as an intern with JES Holdings, the company was willing to work with my college course load during the school year. Upon graduation, I was offered a full-time position as a Graphic Designer. I considered myself fortunate to advance in an industry that is constantly changing and growing. JES Holdings supports my work and challenges me with a diverse portfolio of projects across all six companies. I currently hold the position of Senior Creative Specialist and have been an integral part of establishing inventive policies and procedures that help our department deliver projects more efficiently.”
Started as an Intern: 5/28/2013
Hired as an Employee: 5/19/2014
“As an intern with JES Holdings, you have the ability to wear different hats throughout the summer. I had the opportunity to work with our underwriting, asset management, transactions and construction teams. This allowed me to experience diverse business situations and become more knowledgeable about the company’s business and culture. This led to my decision to join the company.”
Started as an Intern: 6/2/2009
Hired as an Employee: 6/1/2010
“From my start as a Property Management Intern, JES Holdings has given me many opportunities to grow and develop benefiting both myself and the organization. After graduation, I worked in both leasing and asset management. It is obvious how much JES lives their core values by going above and beyond to further employee’s knowledge and skill base. Through training seminars, guidance from the executive team and directors, and exposure to a multitude of projects, my experiences have given me an opportunity to gain a sharper perspective of our business and culture.”
Started as an Intern: 5/23/2016
Hired as an Employee: 5/30/2017
“JES Holdings always made sure that I was being utilized and was flexible with both my career path and my school work. I had a very tough senior year and they went out of their way to accommodate me so that I could continue working. I started out doing a lot of design work, but when I indicated that I was more interested in strategy they immediately started transitioning me and allowed me to grow within the company.”
Started as an Intern: 5/31/2016
Hired as an Employee: 5/30/2017
“Since starting as a Marketing Intern with JES Holdings, I have had such a positive experience with the company. As an intern, I was given many privileges and responsibilities that helped me grow as a professional. After graduating, I was given the opportunity to work full time with JES Holdings as a Strategic Marketing Coordinator. The incredible amount of learning about different industries and gaining significant workplace experience with JES Holdings during my internship led to a seamless and exciting transition into my new position. Throughout my experiences with JES Holdings, the amount they value their employees is evident, which makes it a great place to build a career.”
Started as an Intern: 1/20/2016
Hired as an Employee: 6/6/2017
“As a Human Resources Intern with JES Holdings, I was able to experience all areas of HR. This was an incredible growth opportunity as I was able to apply the concepts I learned in the classroom to a real business setting. I also gained knowledge of all operating companies and how the HR department worked to support each. As an intern, I always felt valued and that my work was making an impact. This allowed a smooth transition into my new role as HR Coordinator. The foundation from the internship offered a great starting point for embracing new responsibilities.”
Started as an Intern: 1/25/2016
Hired as an Employee: 7/5/2017
“My time as an intern was the perfect opportunity to get to know the company and some of the employees and to witness the way that the company’s mission is carried out in different ways every day. Because of the responsibility and autonomy I was given as an intern, I had a good idea of what my job might look like when I was offered the full time position of Marketing Project Coordinator. My first day was stress-free and productive, and that is mostly due to the foundation I had already created as an intern with the company.”