Makenna Kreikemeier

School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Year in school: Senior
Major: Business Administration with a management minor
Office location: Lincoln
Hometown: Snyder, NE

How did you get your job at Olsson?

I heard about this Human Resources internship through a woman in my sorority who was previously in this role. I started after my freshman year of college and have been here ever since!

What do you like most about working at Olsson?

The people I get to work with and learn from every day. Everyone has been so helpful and always willing to answer any of my questions. 

Describe an intriguing project that you’ve worked on here at Olsson.

This year, I had the opportunity to experience the hiring process from beginning to end for one of our intern positions. This process included reviewing resumes, setting up interviews, sitting in on interviews, making a final decision on a candidate, and then training the new intern.

What is your funniest memory so far of working at Olsson?

The first year I was here, the ladies I work with had forgotten about my birthday. I am not one to go all out for birthdays so it really was not a big deal to me – it was just another day! Well, my birthday is at the end of March and since they forgot, they surprised me on April Fool’s Day with balloons and treats. I was turning 20 years old and they thought it would be funny to get a 21st birthday balloon for me and write “April Fool’s, you’re only 20!!!” on it. We all had a good laugh!

What’s the most unusual job-related thing you’ve had to do at Olsson?

Wipe down desks for new employees so their work stations are ready for their first day.

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A fun/surprising fact about me is I have an identical twin sister!