Joshuah Dains, senior business management major
North America accounting/finance intern at Mylan, Inc., in Morgantown, W. Va.
When Joshuah Dains was searching for internship opportunities last winter, he was not only looking for an organization that had a great global reputation, but also a place where he could make a difference in people’s lives. Dains was able to accomplish this at Mylan, Inc., in Morgantown, W. Va.
As an accounting/finance intern, he worked with the Existing Product Forecasting Department. Throughout his internship, Dains met with various departments within the organization to collect data, created reports to send to end users and performed the economic forecast for the coming quarter.
In addition, Dains and another intern were given the responsibility to work with a Mylan product and improve its performance in the public’s eye.
“The finance team assigned us a product to research, analyze data and make a recommendation on what we would do with this product in the future to increase sales,” said Dains. “This project gave me the ability to reach out to different departments and really get an in-depth look at what it takes to sell a successful pharmaceutical product.”
Through his internship at Mylan, the current president of Waynesburg’s Student Senate learned how to incorporate his faith into his work in the corporate setting. Dains is now confident in expressing his faith in any situation.
“Before my internship began, I researched the attributes of a Christian businessman to figure out what it would take to carry my faith into the professional work place,” said Dains. “Now that my internship experience is completed, I can approach any work with earnest, knowing that the decisions I make at work further enhance my personal faith and what I have learned in classes.”