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Oct. 20, 2011
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Students honored for participating in internship program

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University recently recognized six students for their involvement in The Baker Organizational Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program, which helps intensify students’ internship experience.Group_photo

The BOOK program began during interterm 2007 and has been a part of the summer internship programs ever since. In addition to all the responsibilities to their host organizations, Baker students prepare a complete profile of the organization hosting their internship. This includes an in-depth study of the organization’s mission, strategic plans and operations.

Alex Bulk, a senior from Wamego, received the top $1,500 award after interning at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The other award recipients, who received awards ranging from $100 to $750, were Josh Vossen, Tecumseh, junior (Enterprise Rent-a-Car); Will Duncan, Baldwin City, senior (National Security Agency); Sam Vossen, Tecumseh, junior (Target); Kim Gilges, Baldwin City, senior (Baldwin State Bank); and Caleb Watts, Smithville, Mo., junior (Hippie Chow Granola).

During the summer of 2011, 20 Baker students were involved in the program. Twelve of the students prepared presentations and six were honored with the monetary awards from Baker. President Pat Long presented the awards.

Participation in BOOK program is optional for students, but it provides students with a framework and an incentive to reflect upon and immerse themselves in all aspects of the organization, resulting in a more complete and detailed understanding of the organization’s operations.


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.