At 3M, we're all learning, discovering, exploring and innovating together. Our internship programs allow students to join other 3Mers on their career journey. Here’s a deeper look at the projects Frontline interns get to work on from someone who has experienced it firsthand.
Name: Tricia Mensing-Kaiser
Title: Business Analyst/Data Scientist
Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from St. Cloud State University; MBA in Analytics/International Business from The University of St. Thomas
Location: Maplewood, MN
Past work experiences: Various roles in promotional marketing, ecommerce and event marketing
3M has the traits I was looking for in a company and potential employer: professional growth opportunities, an established reputation and an innovative company culture. Frontline is a program with a great reputation and opportunities in a professional field (analytics/data science) where I wanted to gain experience.
For my internship project, I focused on using prescriptive and predictive analytics to improve and automate a sales forecasting model. I was able to apply and grow my statistical knowledge and analytical skills.
I learned the coding languages SQL and R, which has inspired me to learn other programming or statistical languages.
I was impressed by the level of training during orientation and the resources Frontline gives the interns to set them up for success. I always felt like I had support from my supervisors and the Frontline leaders to be successful.
I enjoyed the daily challenges I was tasked with for my project; additionally, I met incredible people through the program in my fellow interns and advocates of the Frontline program.