American Homeowner Preservation Sends Spring Student-Interns Into The Work Force

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American Homeowner Preservation welcomes one of its spring interns to the staff as a full-time employee while two others have secured full-time jobs with outside companies.

Mark Swenson, Sally Saed, and Dave DuVall

As most collegiate school years come to an end, graduations cast students into the competitive job market and American Homeowner Preservation (“AHP”) recently did the same with its latest group of student-interns. AHP provides students from local colleges like DePaul University, University of Illinois-Chicago and North Park University the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a workplace setting, gaining real experience to carry with them as they apply for and start new jobs.

One of AHP’s spring interns, Mark Swenson, has already joined AHP full-time after his recent graduation from North Park University where he earned a B.S in Business and Economics. Two other interns have also secured full-time employment with other companies and found their time with AHP to be very valuable. Both agreed that the social impact was a key component to seeking out their internships with AHP.

“North Park is a school that instills the idea of giving back; living a life of significance and service, so, we look for jobs like this where we are able to give back by applying what we learned,” said Dave DuVall, who just received his B.S in Business and Economics. “So I feel like this is a perfect opportunity for that; AHP being the social enterprise that we are.”

Another recent AHP intern, Sally Saed, agrees that the mission statement of AHP is what drew her to the company. “It was very appealing to me, especially the win-win operation strategy,” said Saed, who is currently pursuing an M.B.A in Finance and Financial Management services. “I thought it was very interesting because it revolves around helping homeowners while making profits for investors, so it’s for a good cause, but it’s profitable at the same time.”

Saed found the hands-on experience at AHP to be a pivotal aspect of the learning process that has prepared her as she moves onto to a full-time position with a bank in downtown Chicago. “I worked with implementing the new accounting software, which was very cool because I got the chance to first identify what we need and then look for the most suitable software for the company,” Saed said. “I did this independently, under supervision for sure, but it was very nice to feel accomplished and rewarded once everything was done.”

DuVall’s role at AHP allowed him to directly assist asset managers and taught him basic office functions as well as how to work as a team. DuVall is a strong believer in AHP’s mission and feels that other students could gain a lot from this experience. “Without a doubt I would recommend it to all my friends. It’s a great learning experience and a great place to get a start,” said DuVall, who will transition to a consultant position for a non-profit consulting firm. “As a believer in homeownership-- I greatly believe in what AHP does and the importance it has in our economy.”

American Homeowner Preservation was established in 2008 as a nonprofit organization before transitioning to for profit. Today, AHP purchases pools of distressed mortgages from banks at big discounts, and then offers sustainable solutions to families to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes, while concurrently generating attractive financial returns for both the homeowners and investors. For additional information on American Homeowner Preservation, please visit, call (800) 555-1055 or email at info(at)ahpinvest(dot)com.

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Verria Kelly
American Homeowner Preservation LLC
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