From Business Internship in Dublin to Global Mergers & Acquisitions: Q & A with Director at Benchmark International

At age 21, university graduate Luis Vinals was about to make a decision that would alter the course of his career forever. Armed with a BA in International Relations & Economics from Richmond, the American International University in London, Luis was sure he wanted to work in the financial services industry, but had no idea […]

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From policy internship in Cape Town to Michigan State Senate: MSU alumnus looks back to the future

Molly Korn is about to start her new role as Chief of Staff for a member of the Michigan State Senate. But eight years ago Molly wasn’t quite on her way to a job at the State Senate. She was working as an intern in Cape Town at a local education organization, liaising with delegates from across the country in preparation for a large policy summit taking place in the Mother City.

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Shooting for the stars: How my Astronomy Internship in Dublin helped land me a job at NASA

Working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre is a pretty big deal. It’s where communication happens between mission control and orbiting astronauts on the International Space Station. It’s where all things Hubble originate. And it’s home to the largest US team of scientists, engineers, and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study […]

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My summer internship in Shanghai: Pre-med student’s experience abroad

Joy is a pre-med student at Carleton College studying Psychology and Neuroscience. She chose to do a summer internship in Shanghai to get firsthand experience of medicine and public health. And although she wasn’t a seasoned traveler, Joy embraced an opportunity to gain experience abroad working alongside physicians who could help her develop new skills […]

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My medical internship in Dublin: Q & A with UT Dallas Goldwater Scholar

Rachel Meade’s passion is medical research. She studied molecular biology at the University of Texas at Dallas, and aims to pursue a PhD in genetics with a focus on virology and pathology. As an undergraduate researcher, Rachel spent eight months away from home. She undertook research at various institutions abroad, including a two-month medical internship in […]

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My sports management internship in Buenos Aires: Interview with MSU grad

Michigan State University (MSU) graduate Casey Copp completed his sports management internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Connect-123 last summer. Nearly one year later, Casey thanks his experience abroad for honestly changing his life. His three-month internship at an international NPO helped pave the way for a career in non-profit work back home. Plus, Casey’s experience abroad with […]

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Rhodes College graduate reflects on internship abroad in Shanghai one year later

Jesse Linkhorn did an internship in Shanghai last summer focused on economic development, finance, and business. He spent two incredible months in China working at a Shanghai-based management consulting firm. Fast-forward some 12 months, and Jesse has a lot to celebrate. He graduated from Rhodes College with a Business and Economics degree, his sister got […]

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Working with teenagers in South Africa: My education internship abroad

Brooke Porter, a Robertson Scholar at Duke University, spent eight weeks in South Africa this summer. She completed an education internship in Cape Town at a non-profit organization that advocates for after-school programs to help vulnerable teenagers. We spoke with Brooke about her education internship and asked her how her time spent working with young South […]

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My summer in Spain: Communications intern reflects on experience abroad

Cherise is studying Communication Information Design at Mount Royal University. She spent the summer in Spain doing a three-month communication and digital marketing internship in Barcelona at a destination management company. Cherise had a great internship experience and is excited to share her story with Connectors and friends across the globe. How is Barcelona treating […]

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