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Students create jobs for themselves, others through Interns for Indiana program

September 15, 2010

When Purdue University students Cody Ward, Sean Smith and Arjun Bhasin applied for the Interns for Indiana program, they had no idea that their internships for Rook Consulting Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup, would end up creating jobs for themselves and others. The students worked in Rook Consulting's recently opened site in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. "It's been amazing. We all started as interns last spring and now we are paid employees at Rook, and the company has hired two other full-time and five more part-time employees," said Bhasin, a junior at Purdue majoring in computer science. "We just had no idea it would lead to this, but this opportunity has been the biggest accomplishment of my whole life."
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