Have you ever met someone for the first time, and felt like you knew them since you were born? That is how I felt about my best friend Dede. We both live on E84, on the same floor but never met each other until our Evangelism class last semester. She was friends with a girl that I had met previously but had not seen in a while. She then introduced me to Dede, we talked for a while, and exchanged numbers. I left the religious hall and began to walk back to my dorm. Suddenly, I heard Dede screaming my name so I turned around, there she was bent over trying to catch her breath. We then began to walk together and talk about our experiences at Liberty University. We walked back to the dorm together, and that is how our friendship started.
My next opportunity presented itself with a chance to work with expelled and pre-expulsion Middle School Students at Passage Middle School. This alternative program was very small. In fact the entire program was my classroom. I worked within a
Last year was my first year as a college student. After much anticipation, I was finally starting my university career and studying what I wanted. Classes started and everything was okay, but deep down I knew I wanted to study away from home. When graduating high school I had decided to stay, thinking it was the smartest decision since going to college is not the easiest transition and adding going to another country would have been too much for me. But two weeks into my first semester I decided to start my research.
Although in the past four years at Roanoke Valley Early College (RVEC) I have grumbled about how long I have been in the program and mentioned being ready to graduate almost everyday, writing this paper almost feels like a farewell. A bittersweet moment that I can safely say I deserve because of how hard I worked towards seeing this year all come together. The best way to describe is stunning. I would almost always hear any and everyone say that senior year comes up fast and I now know that they were not joking even a little. During my time at Roanoke Valley Early College I have evolved into a person that I am proud to call myself through my internship, staff members, career aspirations, and individual improvement.
Over this past year, a single most outstanding accomplishment that has been a seemingly constant source of pride for me above all else. The summer right before my senior year I took part in Miami Dade’s paid internship program. During that school year, my Information Technology teacher personally told me about the internship program and highly recommended that I go through with it. Eventually, time passed and there was a presentation about the internship and as soon as the presentation ended, I made sure to do all in my power to take part in it. At first, I will admit, I was not entirely sure what to expect from this experience; this was an entirely new experience for me. Despite this, one thing I did know that this internship experience would ultimately benefit me more than anything I have ever accomplished.
I have had the opportunity to be in constant contact with many great Texas A&M mentors (current and former students) since my Junior year at high school. My mentors definitely have made an impact and set the ground work that influenced me in becoming involved in leadership activities at Texas A&M University. During my high school junior and senior years they assured me that becoming involved in leadership activities and student life would set a great foundation and empower me with the Aggie pride.
Last summer, I participated in the Student Historian internship at the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) and navigated from New Jersey to the museum every day. During the internship, I researched, wrote, edited, and formatted a blog post on a piece from their collection, now posted on the N-YHS website, demonstrating my strong research and writing skills. I am currently taking a photography class and enjoy using DSLR cameras in manual and automatic mode. Moreover, we learn about shutter speed, depth of field, aperture, and ISO as well as how to adjust the camera in order to take the best possible picture. In photography class, I take weekly photos on various subjects as well as edit and enhance photos in Photoshop. Last year, I took a sculpture and ceramics class where we not only learned how to create sculptures and ceramics but also the elements of sculpture and design.
After my internship with GDI this summer, I am keenly interested in continuing that work as an Associate. I would like to return to GDI because of two factors: the work environment and the team. GDI’s work environment enabled me to take on as much responsibility as I could handle, to follow my interests and develop my ideas, and to constantly improve my professional skills. Furthermore, GDI’s team dynamics allowed me to feel like a contributing member of the team. While the team supported my personal and professional development, I felt that, in return, I could give them input that was genuinely considered as well as deliverables that supported their work. Overall, my experience as a member
In the Summer of 2015, I was accepted into a program called the Jersey City Summer Internship (JCSI). Their purpose is to find highly knowledgeable students who excel at academics and extracurricular activities and to find them a spot to intern at an organization which matches the students' career interests. Also, every Friday they would host helpful mandatory sessions in which they teach you life skills such as managing your finances and applying to college. In order to find these students, they would conduct a group interview to assess our knowledge and passion along with a surprise challenging group project session that would test our ability to
It gave me a unique experience to gain new skills as well as sharpen skills already in my tool belt. I met professionals who were able to teach me more than I ever could in a classroom. Being out of the classroom gave me the opportunity to put to work everything I knew but also allow myself to learn a plethora of subjects I never expected to learn. I mean where else would you learn about Victorian death practices one day and Christmas traditions the next? Nowhere that I could think of. Every student should have the opportunity to do what they love. An internship gives any student that chance. Especially for history students, it’s crucial to get out in the field as early as possible to gain connections, skills and a great experience. I am so lucky to have found an institution able to provide me with such a unique and amazing opportunity. This opportunity allowed me to gain a deeper understanding into how much work goes into preserving and educating these artifacts and the public. It solidified my want to be in this career possibly opening my eyes to new practices or techniques that will separate myself from others in the future hunt for a job. Staying on with the Mark Twain House for the rest of the semester will hopefully allow me to further my learning of this industry. With the current exhibit closing shortly and a brand new exhibit being put on, even more can be learned. Mark Twain once said, “The secret of
My internship at Calerin Forge has been simply phenomenal. The range of things I’ve done and new things I have learned will stick with me for the rest of my life and I will continue to learn from my mentor David Buress as long as I am able to do so. I have learned many new technical skills from working with different materials, new tools, or simply just learning better ways of doing things I already knew. I have also been taught aspects of using blacksmithing to make a living and the needed skills involved in pricing and selling handmade items. I started this internship/apprenticeship with a few years of experience under my belt already which really helped with this because I did not have to learn everything from the ground up. I was actually
Cornell's Summer College is organized in a unique way. For three weeks, summer college students reside in dormitories, consume cafeteria fare (which, by the way, is rated the best in the Ivy League), and enroll in an university course. Cornell’s regular faculty who make absolutely no distinction between summer college students and actual undergraduates teaches these courses. Although the course work was some of the toughest I have ever experienced, it provided me with a generous sampling of the rigors
I was going about 10 weeks to internship at Delaware Technical Community College at Dover. During this time I was working most time like web developer.
I started my Fashion Major with Mrs. Walker on September 6. The experience is different than a typical internship, because Mrs. Walker is a teacher at my school and the internship is in a normal class environment. Being able to work with a teacher than I 'm already acquainted with and comfortable around made the experience more relaxed. During the first day, Mrs. Walker and I created lists of monthly goals, expectations of my performance in her class, and field trip ideas.
To begin with, it all started after the winter semester, when I got selected for my internship at Senator Jeff Kleins office I was incredibly shocked because out of all the individuals who interviewed I was the only one selected, this was a great achievement. I was loathed with congratulations of my friends and batch mates even before I had myself seen the result. What was even better, that I was the only students of my school selected for an internship there. I felt that this would be a magnificent experience. I was in a firm which of great fame, conceivably I couldn 't have asked for a better internship.