Journey of a BMS Summer Intern

by: Abigail Luke, BMS Summer Intern

Week 1 – Hello All!

As some of you may not know, my name is Abigail Luke (you may also call me Abby), and I am the new intern at the Polson office of Black Mountain Software. I will be spending my summer getting to know more about BMS while also chronicling my adventures on the BMS Blog.

Since we will be getting acquainted throughout the summer, let me start by telling you a little bit about myself.

I will be starting my fourth year of college in the fall. I just earned my Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from Salish Kootenai College, our local community college in Pablo, MT. I will be continuing on to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Business Entrepreneurship at Salish Kootenai College this coming school year. During my first year of college, I was at MSU in Bozeman and I studied General Education. After taking a few business courses, I discovered my new-found passion for business, and my future plans include focusing my studies on accounting and/or marketing.

I was born and raised in Montana’s Mission Valley, where most of my family still resides. I currently work part-time at Pizza Café in Ronan while I finish my education. I feel absolutely blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country with wonderful people.

After class one day, my instructor, Keith Rennie, took me aside and asked me if I had any plans this summer. Being as I am pretty much a home-body, I don’t really travel much–except occasionally to Dallas, Texas, where my sister lives. Knowing my lack of plans, Keith asked if I’d be interested in an internship opportunity here at BMS. I had never heard of this company before and but instantly became very interested. After Keith gave me the background and information about BMS, I looked them up on the internet and became even more ecstatic about this opportunity. Soon after, I found out that my second cousin works here (Mindy Corrigan) and one of my best friends’ moms (Joell Conklin). I’ve found there to be a lot of familiar faces here!

When I contacted Randi Targerson, BMS Accounting Support Team Lead, and visited the company, I instantly fell in love. My first week here has been wonderful! I love the environment and atmosphere—everyone is so happy and friendly here. The staff here is very knowledgeable and skilled at what they do and many other things. I love how well everyone communicates with each other and the overall system of the company. I love nerds. Overall, I’m very excited and blessed to have such an opportunity to work at a successful company with a magnificent group of people. Of course the view is amazing, too.

I just want to thank everyone for welcoming me into the company and for being so generous and helpful with everything. I’m looking forward to a fantastic summer with you all!

More soon,

Abby Luke

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