First year of diversity internship program finds success for students, employers

Isaac Gonzales (right) shows his supervisor at Molson Coors, Jonah Turner, a tool Gonzales created that makes cleaning plant equipment easier. At semester's end, the graduating senior in engineering was offered a job. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Isaac Gonzalez used software that he learned in his engineering courses at UWM to solve a problem in a manufacturing plant.

Work experience like Gonzalez’s is the kind that brought 56 UWM students closer to identifying and starting their careers through an internship program designed to address the need to widen and diversify the talent pipeline in Southeastern Wisconsin and provide meaningful professional experiences to UWM undergraduates.