How Heartbreak Turned into Opportunity: My Virtual Internship in South Africa

It was the start of the new 2020 year, and my biggest problem was deciding whether to go to Ireland or South Africa during my search for a human rights internship through Connect-123. Of course, the Connect-123 coordinators guided me through my choices and helped me realize my values and career goals, so I was […]

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Becoming A Virtual Intern Was the Best Decision of My Life

In May of 2020, my dreams of interning in a different country were shattered when COVID-19 hit. All study abroad programs were cancelled, and many in-person internships in my hometown were postponed. I thought I wouldn’t have the opportunity to intern before I graduated until I received an email from my school about Connect-123’s virtual […]

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From Barcelona to Dublin: Q & A with Tyler Yang

After successfully completing his internship in Barcelona in 2019, Tyler Yang was bitten by the travel bug and decided to continue his adventures in Dublin. Majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University, Tyler wanted to gain further experience abroad before graduating in 2021. We asked him a few questions on his internship experience in Barcelona […]

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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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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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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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