Introducing Our 3 New Interns

Introducing Our 3 New Interns

Introducing Our 3 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 three new interns and learn what makes them a perfect fit for our company.

Tatiana Hasbargen | Admin/Business Operations Intern

“I graduated high school from Dilworth Glyndon Felton in 2014 and started college at NDSU that fall. I’m currently a senior at NDSU double majoring in marketing and global business, and I also have a minor in sociology. Before Spotlight, I was, and currently still am, a server at Lucky’s 13 in Fargo.”

Tatiana Hasbargen

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love to travel, some may say it’s an obsession of mine. When I’m not working, in class, or studying, I’m most likely at a coffee shop or sitting outside (weather permitting, of course) researching and planning where I want to go next.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“Something that may be surprising to some is that I played hockey when I was in fourth grade. Something that is not so surprising is that I wasn’t very good, I was a forward and I scored one goal. I played quite a few different sports that year—I was better at some than others—and I will venture to disclose that I peaked athletically that year. Even though I was not the female version of T.J. Oshie, hockey is still my favorite sport. My family is a big hockey family so it will always have a place in my heart.

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“I was drawn to Spotlight Media by the quality of the magazines published and the growth that the company has seen in its few years as a company.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I’m most excited about being part of a company that has so much support and outreach. It’s exciting for not only everyone here at Spotlight but also the entire FM community.”

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 someone within Spotlight Media, I think I would switch with Editorial Director Andrew Jason. Mainly because Editorial Director Tatiana Hasbargen has a beautiful ring to it. I also think it would be awesome to work directly with the content of the magazines and the finalization steps.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“If Hollywood made a movie about my life, I think I would pick Emma Watson to be cast as me, partly because I love British accents. Also because we then would be forced to get to know each other and I could ask her about her life, her accomplishments surrounding women’s rights and what she wants to do next.”

Anushree Kesurvala | Intern

“I was born and brought up in India in the state called Gujarat, which is on the West Coast. Currently, I’m studying for my undergraduate degree in business administration and management at Purdue University, Indiana. I completed two years at Purdue and will be a junior in the fall of 2017.”

Anushree Kesurvala

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“I love singing and reading during my free time. Also, I’m a fan of stand-up comedies. They are my stress-busters.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“My favorite book is ‘Matilda.’ I have been a big fan of Roald Dahl and have read all his books. I was more inspired by the character when I was selected to be a part of the school skit for one of the scenes. The character Matilda indirectly also encouraged me to read more.”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I have been learning Indian Classical Music since sixth grade and am also a part of an acapella group on campus.”

What drew you to Spotlight Media originally?
“As I love to read about startups, I recently came across Fargo INC!, which gave me a lot of information about entrepreneurship and business at Fargo, thus I got interested in learning more by being a part of the community.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I look forward to learning about new resources and gain versatile experience in advertising and public relations. I’m really excited for my journey with Spotlight Media.”

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Spotlight Media for a day, whose job would you want? Why?
“I would switch my job with Jenny Johnson as I think that being a client relations manager is one of the most amazing things to do. Furthermore, she is always so cheerful!”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“I would like Anne Hathaway to play my role as I loved her character in the movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ Also, I just love her smile!

“P.S. I have watched that movie at least 20 times.”

Ruth Olson | Marketing Intern

“Born and bred in Fargo, North Dakota. I go to Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and major in marketing. Before working at Spotlight Media, I have worked as a nanny, office assistant, bartender and waitress.”

Ruth Olson

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
“If I’m not at work, I try to spend as much time as possible at the lake during the summer months. I love make-up, fashion, decorating, gardening and playing with my dogs. I enjoy watching sports, especially hockey, traveling, skiing and going to concerts.”

What’s your favorite book and/or movie?
“My top three favorite movies are ‘Step Brothers,’ ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Forrest Gump.’ I don’t think I can pick just one!”

Share something about yourself that would surprise us.
“I have a tattoo on the inside of my lower lip!”

What drew you to Spotlight Media initially?
“I was attracted to Spotlight Media because the company has so many different areas where I can gain experience. They are growing and have an innovative staff.”

What are you looking forward to the most with your new position?
“I’m looking forward to learning and growing with Spotlight Media.”

Last question, most important, if Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Why?
“Jennifer Lawerence! I would want her to play the role of me in the movie of my life because then we would become best friends. My plan is foolproof. We would have to hang out for awhile so she can get to know me, my mannerisms and perfect my ‘North Dakota’ accent. Then we would be devastated that filming is over because we had so much fun these couple months and then she would look me dead in the eyes and ask, ‘Did we just become best friends? Yup.'”

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