Summer internship offers more than paycheck for college student - Painting projects and jobs offered with College Works Painting

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

A summer internship managing paint crews may not seem like the natural path for a psychology major.

It was a question Megan Straka asked when the College Works Painting internship came up at her school at Mankato State. But when the offer to learn more about a summer internship was offered at the university, she thought why not. An entrepreneurial nature may be inherited in Straka's case.

When she spoke to the College Works Painting representative, she was asked about her work ethic. She pointed to the eight different businesses her parents operated when she was growing up and her participation in them along with her brother. It was an eyebrow raising number.

Nick Schroer interviewed Straka and is her district manager.

"My first impression was wow this gal has been extremely busy and probably has the most experience with entrepreneurship that I've hired," Schroer said, adding it's pretty rare to find someone who has been involved in seven to eight startups. "I was impressed."

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