VeraSun Energy Corporation
Carrie Burns, Class of 2008

The internship experience with VeraSun Energy Corporation was an excellent opportunity. Through my internship I was able to learn general aspects about how intellectual property is utilized in business and technology development. I also learned how to search for patents related to certain fields of the ethanol industry and apply those that had the greatest impact to the project under development. Through hard work, self discipline, and a willingness to learn, I discovered how the renewable fuel industry will change our world. My internship with VeraSun Energy gave me the opportunity to directly be a part of building this industry’s foundation.