Brianna Lundstrom

Brianna is a Marketing major with a minor in Finance from UMD, and we’re ecstatic to have her on our team.

“I always knew I wanted to work in business, but I also wanted to do something that allowed me to be creative. I thought that marketing was the best fit, because it has a business yet creative aspect. I have also always been interested in financing and investing since the beginning of high school, so I choose Finance as my minor. I am very happy with my choices and am excited to see where they take me. I am open to learning about all of the steps and pieces that go into advertising and marketing. Specifically, I hope to gain the skills necessary to develop, implement, and deliver marketing strategies. I also want to gain connections and start building my career path.”

Favorite hobbies?
“I really enjoy hiking and exploring the Duluth area. I also really love music and going to different concerts.”

Any pets?
“I have two adorably pudgy gray cats and a little Chihuahua named Lacey at my home in the Twin Cities!”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
“I would choose time manipulation. I am always so busy between work and school that I feel like I never have enough time in the day! So being able to slow down or even stop the clock for awhile would be amazing!”

Drea Rebuse

Drea is a Writing Studies Major, Design Writing, Literature & Design Minor at UMD, and we’re excited to have her on our team.

“I have always enjoyed and excelled at writing, and being able to combine my passion with new age digital culture and technology is the perfect fit for me. I love my major because is such an important and versatile skill that all different types of business use. I’ll gladly learn anything PVA will teach me, but specifically I’d love to fine tune my copywriting and editing skills and gain understanding and knowledge of how the marketing and advertising world works as it becomes an increasingly interesting field to me.”

Favorite hobbies?
“I have been a florist for four years now and I absolutely love it, I am also an avid traveler, bookworm and dancer.”

Any pets?
“I have an adorable little black cat back home in the Twin Cities but I would give anything in the world to have a corgi (or two!)”

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
“I would choose teleportation. I am always rushing from one place to the next with the busy schedule of a college student–I’d love to be able to just zap from here to there and save so much time!”

Haley Awker

Haley is majoring in Marketing and Graphic Design at UMD, and we’re so happy to have her join our team.

“I always knew I wanted to work in business, but it wasn’t until I worked in a Sales Associate position at Buckle that I knew I loved being able to sell a product or idea. I chose to pursue Graphic Design after being an editor for the yearbook in High School. I saw that I was good at Graphic Design and had a really good understanding of business. When I was searching for schools that can cater to both of these passions, I stumbled upon the Marketing and Graphic Design program at UMD. I found out it was one of the few schools in the country that offered a program like this at the time so I decided to jump right in!

At PVA, I hope to be able to gain connections and build a portfolio that will help me stand out to future employers. I am excited to establish confidence in the career path I have chosen.”

Favorite hobbies? 
“I love to travel. This past summer, I was lucky enough to travel to England and Ireland. I also lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for 2 months, and while I was there I got to visit Georgia and South Carolina. I am currently planning a trip to Italy, Hungary, and Croatia for after graduation.”

Any pets?
“I have a Golden Doodle named Arnie Palmer! He is the sweetest boy!”

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
“If I could have any super power, it would be the ability to freeze time so that I can live in the moment a little longer.”


Pearson & von Elbe offers internships year-round. We are looking for innovative, talented, and motivated interns to be a part of our team. Our internships are designed to give students real-world experience, help build a working portfolio, and are constructed with the student’s specific interests in mind. We provide hands-on experience in advertising, graphic design, digital marketing, and agency services. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in working with us.

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