Externships

Jeanne Straus P’13, Cassidy Taylor ’17 and Adam Valavanis ’17 peruse one of Straus News’ 14 publications.

February 24, 2015

News Flash: Cassidy Taylor ’17 and Adam Valavanis ’17 Learn About Journalism at Straus News

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Cassidy Taylor ’17 (East Lyme, Conn.) came to Lafayette ready to major in international affairs because of her love of language and traveling. However, she decided instead to declare a double major in English and film & media studies. “This is much more suited for me because I have a true passion for writing and […]

Shyla Watson ’15, Marie Garofalo ’10, and Brittany Flynn ’15 talk a walk through Disney’s campus in Glendale.

February 20, 2015

Brittany Flynn ’15 and Shyla Watson ’15 Explore Internal Communications at Disney

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Two Lafayette students find themselves closer to realizing their career goals after spending four days on the job with Marie Garofalo ’10, an internal communications associate at Disney Consumer Products in Glendale, Calif. “This experience made me aware of jobs and careers that I didn’t know existed and has opened my eyes to other possibilities,” […]

Stacey-Ann Pearson '15

October 27, 2014

Gateway Gives Students Career Advantage

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For Linh Nguyen ’14, a summer internship and networking with Lafayette alumni directly led to the job he wanted after graduation. Nguyen, an economics and mathematics graduate, interned with NERA Economic Consulting. The connections he formed there led to a position as a research associate. Job-seeking skills and networking are two of key strategies students […]

Alex Karapetian ’04 and Brendan Malone '15 at Acopian Power Supplies

June 19, 2014

Students Explore Electrical Engineering at Acopian Power Supplies

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Four students got to shadow several engineers and observe the design, manufacturing, production, and testing of products during an externship at Acopian Power Supplies in Easton, Pa. Alex Karapetian ’04, director of sales and marketing at Acopian, served as host for electrical and computer engineering majors Sam Cesario ’15 (Matawan, N.J.), Nicholas DiNino ’15 (West Hartford, Conn.), […]

Mimi Connell ’15, Megan Zaroda ’07, and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 at Weber Shandwick’s office in New York City

June 1, 2014

Discovering the World of PR in New York City

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Mimi Connell ’15 (Paoli, Pa.) and Carolyn DeMeo ’15 (Short Hills, N.J.) got a firsthand look at marketing and ad campaigns for Oreo and the 2014 Winter Olympics during an externship at Weber Shandwick in New York City. Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global public relations firms with offices in major media, […]

Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 describes the transplant procedure and liver characteristics with Emily Oliver ’17 in the Medical University of South Carolina operating room.

May 13, 2014

Learning From Hands That Heal

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Student externs go inside the operating room with Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83. By Kevin Gray “As a parent, the transplants that involve children really hit my heart.” Dr. Kenneth Chavin ’83 P’16 was reflecting as he prepared to fly from his base at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston to another hospital in […]

Alexandra McDonough ’14, Kerri-Ann Sutherland ’16, Claudine Lilien ’90, Aimee Smith ’14, and Melanie Ruderman ’14 at Fox Sports offices in New York City

April 19, 2014

Four Students Get Inside Look at Fox Sports with Claudine Lilien ’90

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By Sean Grim ’14 Alexandra McDonough ’14 (Madison, N.J.), Melanie Ruderman ’14 (Valley Stream, N.Y.), Aimee Smith ’14 (Washington, N.J.), and Kerri-Ann Sutherland ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) watched the advertisements during Super Bowl XLVIII with a new appreciation. In January, they went behind the scenes at Fox Sports with Claudine Lilien ’90, senior vice-president of Fox […]

Robert Bliwise ’76 goes through proofs of Duke Magazine with Hong Ha Vu ’17. Photo by Megan Morr

March 24, 2014

Learning About Print Journalism at Duke Magazine

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Even though she is just a first-year student, Hong Ha Vu ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) got an in-depth look at a possible career field during a week-long externship hosted by Robert Bliwise ’76, assistant vice president for alumni affairs at Duke University and editor of Duke Magazine. Vu is considering a career in media, possibly journalism […]

Sebastian Crapanzano ’97 and Samantha Druks ’14 in Times Square

March 14, 2014

Experience at Morgan Stanley Provides Career Insights for Samantha Druks ’14

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Three days at Morgan Stanley in New York City showed Samantha Druks ’14 (Weston, Conn.) the inner workings of a multinational financial services corporation. She was hosted by Sebastian Crapanzano ’97, managing director of equity risk management. “This externship exposed me to various aspects of the field such as sales, trading risk management, compliance, and […]

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda […]