Business and Economics

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Mark Stratton

I worked at Birch Run Financial, a private retirement planning firm in Wayne Pa. At this company we held various responsibilities but primarily sought qualified leads through a targeted ‘semi-cold’ calling process. Our ideal candidates were local corporate workers with over 20 years of experience at their current firm and of the age 50 or older. In addition to calling, we performed various research and updating activities. 

Class Year



Business and Economics

Internship Location

Birch Run Financial


Overall the internship was a great learning and maturing experience. The ability to work semi-formally in a professional work environment is an opportunity that many do not fully appreciate. Personally, my internship at Birch Run built valuable connections for future work opportunity and also increased my ability to ‘be comfortable being uncomfortable’ through the cold calling process.