Max Goldenberg, '13
Senior Max Goldenberg of Indianapolis, Indiana, will be graduating in May with a major in business.
Max spent two summers (2011 & 2012) during college working at Goodwill of Central Indiana, where he gained valuable experience that built on what he had learned in his business classes.
During the first summer internship, Max worked in the Sustainability Department, where he created initiatives to enable the stores to become energy efficient. At the end of that project, he presented his research to the Board of Directors and the Fundraising Board for Goodwill of Central Indiana.
For his second internship, Max worked in the Human Resources Department, where he learned to write audits and termination reports, among other projects.
Max cites his coursework at Muskingum as very helpful in preparing him for his internships, particularly his accounting classes, which taught him to work in Microsoft Excel.
When he enrolled at Muskingum, Max didn’t expect to find much to do in a small town, especially since he was coming from a city. However, he found something very different when he arrived on campus: “When I started to make friends and got to know my surroundings I found that in order to have fun, you have to create it, which made things more interesting and a great experience.”
Max also said that “I always pictured that I would be on my own in college and that there would be no help from my professors or anyone else. This was definitely not the case at Muskingum. Every professor cares about each and every student and their learning experiences….”
Max cites Gary Golden, business professor, as one of his most important influences on campus: “he challenges me…because he sees the potential in me and wants me to develop the skill sets to accomplish that outcome.”
After graduation, Max hopes to return to his hometown and work for a non-profit organization.