20 Questions with DASI Summer Interns – Part 1

20 Questions

Written by: Gale Walney, Administrative Marketing Assistant

For the summer of 2016, DASI Solutions hired two interns, Braden Cleary and Katherine Winter. Working directly with both of them, I got to discover some interesting things about each; here is what I found out about Braden.

Braden Cleary - Marketing Intern at DASI SolutionsThe first thing I learned was that Braden’s name is actually pronounced (Bray-den), after calling him (Brad-en) for a week. Braden Graduated from Bloomfield High School in 2014 and is now going into his junior year at Michigan State University in the fall, majoring in marketing. His current role at DASI is doing the marketing for the annual Dream Cruise party, this year on August 18th. Braden was excited about his internship at DASI because of the hands-on opportunity in the marketing department and having the chance to show his creativity.

  1. How are you enjoying this summer’s internship at DASI?
    He really likes it. He likes the fact that he has been able to be very involved with not only marketing department, but the day to day operations of a growing company.
  2. So far, what is the most exciting experience at DASI?
    It has been going downtown to visit the DAC (Detroit Athletic Club) and taking in all of history of the building.
  3. What is your favorite class in school?
    Entrepreneurship classes
  4. What do you do for fun?
    Braden enjoys snow sports and is an avid skier.
  5. What was your favorite vacation?
    He had 2; one was a trip out west to Yellowstone National Park and the other was a Skiing trip on Mt. Hood in Oregon.
  6. A good percentage of Michiganders have never been over the Mackinaw Bridge, have you been over it?
    Yes, he has been over the Mackinaw Bridge (several times).
  7. If you could have any 3 people over for dinner who would be?
    Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth and Bode Miller
  8. What is your favorite sports team?
    The Detroit Tigers
  9. What is your favorite movie?
  10. What is your favorite color?
    Green (Go Green, Go White)
  11. What is your favorite food?
    He can’t live without burritos. (Qdoba is his favorite)
  12. What is the strangest food you’ve eaten?
    A candy ‘Bug lollipop’. YUCK!
  13. What is your favorite music?
    Folk and Blue grass music, but says he has well rounded musical tastes. (He went to a Jimmy Buffet concert recently).
  14. What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas….4th of July…….Halloween….one of those.
  15. What is the coolest costume you’ve worn for Halloween?
    Superman, and plans on going as an M & M this year.
  16. Have your read any good books lately?
    Although he doesn’t read books much, he started reading one this summer called “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike”.
  17. Do you collect anything?
    He just recently started collecting posters of National Parks.
  18. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    Braden has 2 younger brothers, Campbell (18) and Owen (12).
  19. Do you have any pets?
    He has 3 pets, one dog (Duggan) and two cats (Oddie and the Girl Cat).
  20. Random Fact:
    He was never ridden a roller coaster.
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