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Samantha Kaden

Samantha Kaden

Sustainability Intern at IFF



Global Sustainability Project Intern

•Conducted a competitive analysis of strategic sustainability reports by reading, analyzing, and comparing, and creating a PowerPoint presentation of the top four companies’ annual sustainability reports in the Flavor and Fragrance Industry
•Created an interactive “Sustainability 101” PowerPoint presentation for IFF’s Sustainability Education Training Program (STEP) to be posted on IFF’s Global Learning Center page. One third of IFF employees are required to complete program by December 2015
•Collaborate with Communications Department to compile information from facilities globally (via email), designed and composed a “Top Story” to be posted on company’s international intranet site
•Tracked and analyzed employee evaluation feedback of a Green Chemistry seminar using Excel, and created a PowerPoint presentation slide of this information to be used widely throughout the corporation
•Utilized the mail-merge tool, prepared and packaged over 500 sustainability reports to be sent globally to stockholders

Career medium 02
Career medium 04

Vidaris, Inc.

Operations/ Human Resources Intern

•Redesigned and updated company intranet site using SharePoint to make site user-friendly and to increase efficiency
•Created on-boarding PowerPoint to explain company structure and culture to all new employees
•Collaborated with department heads to construct a protocol to be utilized if an injury should occur on a work site
•Crafted a summary pamphlet of all employee benefits and updated important templates for HR department (offer letters, signing and authorizations template, etc.)


Comerford & Dougherty LLP

Administrative Assistant Intern

• Organized and entered data, including 1000+ pages of discovery files
• Drafted and edited documents for a senior partner

Career medium 01

Morgans Hotel Group

Human Resources Intern

• Executed all responsibilities of an HR Coordinator, including on-boarding, assisting with 1-9 and W4 forms, updating employee files in ADP Payforce, and updating recruiting page on company website
• Produced a monthly newsletter and promotional posters seen by over 260 employees
• Completed many projects in Excel, reporting to the MHG corporate office
• Corresponded with employees on the premises about a variety of work-related issues and policy
inquiries via face-to-face interactions and email


Camp Taconic

Specialty Counselor

• Supervised 8-10 campers in cabin ages 10-12, instruction for rotating groups of up to 18 campers in arts activities with children ages 10 to 15
• Developed personal leadership skills
• Responded positively to misconduct and interpersonal conflict by employing cooperative problem solving and counseling

Career medium 04
Career medium 03

Robert K. Young and Associates

Administrative Intern

• Performed administrative duties at a malpractice/ injury law firm
• Shadowed several client meetings and interact with clients over the phone
• Privy to confidential medical information


Colgate University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Geography

New York University Florence

Study Abroad

John F. Kennedy High School

Advanced Regents Diploma