Thursday, August 2, 2018

Schwan's Interns You Need to Know

“Schwan’s Interns You Need to Know” is a new series of stories featuring some of the interns who help make Schwan’s Company and its subsidiaries a great place to work.

Corinne Rolfs

Rolfs gains insight to desired career path through summer internship

Aug. 2, 2018 — When Corinne Rolfs applied for a human resources intern position at a Schwan’s subsidiary, she was looking for an opportunity to gain real work experience and further explore potential career options in the human-resources field.

That’s exactly what she got with the human-resources team at the SFC Global Supply Chain manufacturing facility in Salina, Kansas.

“I believe that this internship has helped to shape not only what I want and what I’m looking for, but it has helped to expose me to a variety of future opportunities,” she said.

Corinne is a senior at Kansas State University and one of several members of this summer's intern class.  Currently, she is working with Schwan’s human-resources team members on recruiting efforts and day-to-day human-resources responsibilities.

She recently took some time to tell us about herself and her work at Schwan’s:

Q: Tell us something about you that most people would not know.

A: I am actually a published author. I submitted a rhetorical analysis essay to Kansas State University’s “Prairie Lights Journal,” and it was selected as a finalist example.

Q: What have you learned so far this summer?

A: I have learned a lot about the business and human resources, but one thing I’ve learned about myself is that I truly want people to succeed. I am a champion for others.

Q: What do you like best about your work?

A: I appreciate that each day is entirely different than the previous or the next. The chance to work in a variety of human-resources sectors brings me closer to figuring out what I love and what I want to pursue for my career.

Q: What are your thoughts on our culture?

A: I believe that Schwan’s is a unique company in that it practices what it preaches. The culture that I observed at headquarters in Minnesota is present in the human-resources offices and on the manufacturing floor in Salina, Kansas. The consistency is encouraging.

Q: What would you tell a friend considering an internship at Schwan’s?

A: I would tell them to go for it. I have learned an innumerable amount of things about myself, the industry and what I am looking for throughout the course of this summer.

Q: What is your favorite Schwan’s product and why?

A: My favorite Schwan’s product is the Red Baron® Thin and Crispy Pepperoni pizza. This is my favorite product because of the delicious Red Baron pizza sauce recipe as well as the pepperoni. I would describe one of these as a flavor explosion.

Q: What do you hope to do after you graduate?

A: After I graduate, I hope to pursue a generalist HR position like the one I held this summer.

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