The recently initiated and continually growing Gamma Rho Internship Program is receiving praise from the International Fraternity. The article below was published to the Pi Kappa Alpha website (pikes.org) on Wednesday, May 25.
Three Pi Kappa Alpha members from Gamma Rho Chapter (Northwestern University) are getting an opportunity of a lifetime spending the summer interning at a private equity firm based in Indonesia.
Gamma Rho’s continuing education summer internship program was established in summer 2010. Former Chapter President Christopher Clower ’85 who initiated the program has worked in the investment banking industry for 15 years and recently started his own firm last year. Clower offers two to three summer internship positions to members of the chapter based on commitment and contribution to Gamma Rho. Summer internships have the possibility to lead to an offer of permanent employment with the firm.
This year’s interns include Paul Huettner ‘09, Andy Day ‘08, and Dan Pfeffer ‘09. The summer 2010 program included Paul Huettner and Patrick Garvin ‘08. The interns will gain experience in the mining industry through rural site visits, learn Bahasa, Indonesia’s national language, take classes on aspects of corporate finance, get an in-depth look at community development in the emerging market community, as well as some time for sightseeing and learning about south-east Asian culture.
Clower is a great example of Pikes giving back to the organization by assisting undergraduate members find internships and gain valuable real life work experience. We commend Christopher Clower for his work and dedication to Pi Kappa Alpha.
Any questions regarding the Gamma Rho Internship Program can be directed to Alumni Relations Chairman Matt Liffmann.