The Lifelong Internship

I’m looking forward early next month to doing a presentation for the alumni of Connect-123.  For 14 years, students have studied abroad through Connect-123 and learned valuable skills that they’ve used in their subsequent career development.  Now, as alumni, they can still Connect with one another and participate in up-to-date learning.  What’s more, the alumni […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Virtual Internships
Intern Abroad…From Home!!

In my work as a performance coach for portfolio managers at financial firms, I’ve seen first-hand how teamwork has changed in the work-from-home environment. Since the onset of the virus, many things that used to be coordinated in person now are conducted online. Surprisingly, many teams have found that the virtual environment has made them […]

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Brett Steenbarger posted in: Career Development, Virtual Internships
My summer internship in Cape Town: A truly life-changing experience abroad

I believe internships are a gateway to the future for students getting ready to transition from college to the workplace. Getting real, hands-on work experience can prove life-changing. For me, I got a real chance to have my perspectives changed, skillsets diversified, and beliefs tested outside the classroom. Why did I choose a summer internship […]

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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 research internship in Dublin: Q & A with Drexel University student

On a recent Dublin afternoon, we sat down with the brainy and refreshingly modest Kyra Sacksith. Kyra attends school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health, Science and Sustainability and minoring in Biology, Public Health, and French. With such a broad set of interests, and after […]

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Healthcare internship in Cape Town: Ball State student gets hands-on work experience and lifelong memories

What struck Ball State University student Austin Neal most during his physical rehabilitation internship in Cape Town this summer was how much doctors and nurses were able to do with limited resources — and partially because of that, how much practical experience he received. “I was surprised at how hands-on my internship was,” Austin said […]

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