Posts occurring in November 2014
November 24, 2014
What did you study while off-campus? I direct enrolled at a local university and I took courses mainly within my major. I also took a PE class to make friends.
How did you connect with your community off-campus? I made good connections through cultural experiences and being involved at school. I had study groups with my classmates and I also became very involved in the student movement there.
What was your most memorable experience? I would have to say the first big protest I saw was my most memorable experience. I had never seen a protest in person before, so seeing 1,000+ students marching was a new experience. It also made me become interested in social movements.
November 19, 2014
Student Research Profile
Name: Prakruthi Suresh
Research Project & Location: Ecotoxicology study of the effects of Glyphosate on Gray treefrog tadpoles. DePauw University.
Why did you choose to participate in this research? I plan to get into research after graduate school and I was looking to get some research experience while in college.
November 14, 2014
Senior Reflections post by Kandyce Anderson
Ok, so you’ve worked an internship every summer since freshman year, you’ve participated in that great on-campus organization, you’ve gotten the connections you need, you know the career path you want to take, AND you have your major to support that dream. Basically, you followed all the rules of the game. So now what? How do you apply all of your experiences toward the next step?
Whatever way you decide to choose, you will always have to sell yourself to a company, an organization, or a fellowship of some sort. This is how it’s going for me...
November 12, 2014
Internship Host & Location: CBS Denver - Elaine Torres, Director of Community Relations
How did you learn about this opportunity? I learned about this opportunity through Suzanne Spencer '14 who interned there as well.
Why were you interested in the position? I was interested in this position because for one I wanted to spend Winter Term in Denver, and for two I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn about the field of community relations in the realm of television.
November 11, 2014
Name: Grant Walters
Internship Host & Location: Heart Media, via Volunteer Adventure Corps, Cape Town, South Africa
How did you learn about this opportunity? I first learned of VAC through DePauw alum Rob Weidner, who discovered the internship pairing organization two years ago. He had an amazing experience working for a video production company in Cape Town, and blazed the trail for three other Media Fellows to come via VAC. Volunteer Adventure Corps interviews college students from all over the world, and pairs them with an organization that fits their interests and specialties. They also provide 24-hour support, housing, meals, and weekly excursions for the team of interns.