Introducing Spotlight Media’s 2 New Interns

Introducing Spotlight Media’s 2 New Interns

Introducing Spotlight Media’s 2 New Interns

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media is constantly growing and changing. As we’re sad to see team members leave, we’re always excited to announce our newest hires. Since all our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds, each member offers unique skills that help the Spotlight Media team become even stronger and more well-rounded.

Meet our two new interns and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Nick Hackl | Business Operations Intern

Nick Hackl Spotlight Media

“I’m from the Twin Cities, more specifically Plymouth, Minnesota. I went to Wayzata High School, which is known for a variety of our sports as well as the large number of students who attend the school (close to 4,000). I just finished my junior year at NDSU pursuing business management, following the footsteps of my Dad and continuing to run our family business called RMH Business Solutions, which helps small business owners in a one-stop shop to get payroll, corporation taxes, bookkeeping and many others all done at the same place. The company is a franchise and I hope to be able to fly out to the different locations and see what is doing well for the owners and what could be improved in a way that will increase revenue.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“Some fun things about me are that I started playing sports at a very young age and kept wanting to learn how to play a different sport each year. Due to that, I have played most sports: basketball, soccer, baseball, karate, cross-country running and skiing, track and field, football, dance, gymnastics, etc. Another fun thing is that freshmen year, I participated in reading a book a day. These books have ranged from leadership to motivation to even management.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“Throughout my Internship, I hope to accomplish what the operation side of a company all entails as well as how to overcome obstacles to keep a company thriving.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“If I could switch jobs with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, it would be Mike. The reason for this is I want to see how stressful it really is owning a company and waking up every morning asking the same question day after day: How can I make an impact not only to the people around me but also to the community?”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“And if Hollywood made a movie about my life, I would like to see Chris Pratt play me because in the industry he is one of the nicest actors out there and genuinely enjoys being in movies and not just trying to see what movie would make him the most money. And so for that, I would want someone to play me who is known for being nice and genuine just like many have told me countless times.”

Kyle Gliva | Accounting Intern

“I am from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and I plan on graduating from NDSU with a degree in accounting/finance next year. For my previous two jobs, I worked as a sod laborer and as a warehouse worker, so this job is completely new to me.”

Kyle Gliva Spotlight Media

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I’m on the NDSU wrestling team and I spend plenty of time with that, so I’m not sure if I consider that a hobby or another job. Besides that, I love to golf, lift weights, and sleep.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
Book: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
Movie: “Goodwill Hunting”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us?
“I’ve never left the country.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“Saw the intern position posted on my career page, and it looked like an interesting position.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I am looking forward to learning how a business operates from an internal perspective and how to account for it and making new relationships.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“Not really sure, Mike probably.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Brad Pitt, similar looks.”

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