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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Internship Spring 2013

Host Companies

The Juvo Group

The Juvo Group creates websites and mobile Apps for businesses and non-profits. Located in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma, the Juvo team is made up of individuals who love what they do. They understand the challenges of business, and employ their diverse skill set to help each client succeed.


Cookshack is the leading authority in barbecue cooking, products and technology. We provide high-end products with exceptional satisfaction to our customers. Cookshack is the best at providing barbecue solutions: making customers successful through knowledge sharing and resolution-based customer service. We communicate our knowledge to restaurants, professional competitors, and back-yard barbecue enthusiasts by means of focused marketing initiatives and accessible staff. We will be first-to-market with products that are recognized as “the best”, based in Ponca City, Oklahoma.


XploSafe, LLC was created on June 2, 2009 as a start-up company to commercialize technology for detection of peroxide, chlorate, and nitro based explosives through a variety of explosive sensors. It is our goal at XploSafe to utilize the technology, initially developed with funding from the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) at the Oklahoma State University, to provide a real-time detection and prevention system for improvised explosives.

Worth Ave. Group

Worth Ave. Group specializes in insuring laptops, iPhones, iPads and other electronic devices and because we have over 40 years of insurance experience, and an A rating, you can be sure your laptop and other portable electronics are protected by the best insurance policy around.

Fenton Office Mart

Fenton Office Supply was started in 1941 by Dale and Margueritte Fenton. The business was originally located in ¼th of a building at its first location at 711 S. Main in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Fenton’s is currently located at 111 W. McElroy which boasts over 7000 sq. ft. of showroom space filled with a wide variety of office furniture, new and used, and office supplies. They offer free local delivery and have a knowledgeable staff to assist you with your office needs.

Dry Surface Coatings

Dry Surface Coatings, LLC is located in Guthrie, Oklahoma. DSC was created by the principal founders of NGV Fleet Partners, Stewart Kennedy and Christian Guzzy. Through their work in the energy sector they became aware of the challenges faced by energy producers operating in extreme environmental conditions. The objective of DSC is to introduce Super-Hydrophobic powder coatings and liquid coatings specifically formulated for the Energy and Marine markets. The product line will incorporate patented super-hydrophobic diatomaceous earth (SHDE) into different formulations of epoxy and urethane based paint specifically formulated to render any surface free from water or ice and significantly reduce the effects of corrosion. DSC’s target market is the coatings for equipment and infrastructure specific to oil and gas industry exploration, drilling, refining and the marine industry.

Dvorak Companies

First launched in 2009, the Dvorak Companies, LLC is based in Perry, and have now expanded to Stillwater, OK and Blackwell, OK. The company manages a variety of businesses including a tire shop and Taco Mayo restaurants. The Dvorak Companies have grown by acquiring local businesses that have the potential to grow and to improve operations by more efficient processes. There number one goal has always been to provide customers the best products and services.

BlueView Agency

BlueView is not your typical digital agency. They are business experts, fusing strategy, creative and technical execution together to meet your business objectives. BlueView see things differently than most agencies, delivering measurable results through integrated branding, online and offline media development and ongoing marketing plan execution. Their offices are located in Tulsa, OK and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The Arclight Group

The ArcLight Group, LLC is an information technology managed services organization providing consulting, monitoring, management, and development in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Founded in 2008 as a slow growth technical services company we have expanded into a full featured IT organization.

Spring 2013 Interns

  • Jimmy Dennis: Entrepreneurship
  • Butch Flick: Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Lauren Gurley: Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Carter Jarrett: Entrepreneurship
  • Orlando Martinez: Masters in International Business and Economic Relations
  • Caleb Mills: Finance & Accounting
  • Noel Nguyen: Entrepreneurship & Human Resource
  • James Riter: Landscape Architecture & Entrepreneurship
  • CJ Sidorakis: Entrepreneurship