UW-Stout student Tim Reed loves working with machines. In January, Reed starts working for NASA at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a manufacturing engineer. He worked at the company as an intern last summer and performed well enough to land a job.
Students who choose to major in chemistry at a top national program such as Texas A&M University do so knowing they will have their work cut out for them en route to earning a prestigious degree destined to take them places — often before they graduate or begin their actual professional futures, thanks to a recent national trend toward internships as a beneficial career catalyst.
Joshua Sheppard, who graduated from Western last May with an LEJA bachelor’s degree and a minor in homeland security, completed an internship at the STIC during the Spring 2012 semester.
Three years ago, Danna O’Rourke was unsure of the career path she wanted to pursue with her English degree. An internship with the International Center for the Study of Terrorism (ICST) at Penn State provided new opportunities that firmly set O’Rourke on a future career in terrorism studies and analysis.
The 2012 undergraduate Sorensen Fellows spent eight weeks this summer in internships that spanned the globe, grappling with political conflict, religious tolerance, the arts and coexistence, the legacy of genocide, and environmental and economic development.
This semester Maddie Wood ’13 spends three days a week learning about developmental psychology in her courses at St. Olaf College. She then spends two days a week directly applying those principles to an internship at the Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis.
Morgan Miller of Cheyenne, a graduating senior in political science and participant in the University of Wyoming Student Success Services (SSS) program, will serve an internship with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s Washington, D.C., office during the spring 2013 semester.
Today is the final day of what’s proven to be an unforgettable experience for three recent Boston University grads. Jared Kleiman, Pratik Desai, and Abhishek Seth have spent the last 12 weeks interning at the White House. Each had to beat out hundreds of candidates to participate in the fiercely competitive White House Internship Program.