Session IV: 4:30-5:45pm

October 18, 2013

 Clapp 218 Putting Your Internship into Perspective 
All internship experiences are not created equal. From varying academic backgrounds in Neuroscience, Anthropology, and International Relations, we will show how the convergence of our summer experiences under the umbrella of public health has translated into new opportunities in our respective fields. Learn about the spectrum of public health demonstrated through non-profit research in mental health, prevention implementation in physical therapy, and analysis interpretation in neurological stimulation. We hope to give you greater insight on how to translate and connect your diverse internship experiences to your future aspirations.
Romina Sanchez Influencing Locomotion: Thinking Beyond Neuroscience
Mariyah Sabir Implementing Major to Career: Physical Therapy
Stephanie Nguyen Making the Most of Your International Internship: The Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation
Kendade 303 Taking the Lead: A Taste of Business Leadership and Responsibility at a Chamber of Commerce, an Investment Bank, and an Entrepreneurship Incubator
From male-dominated Wall Street to social enterprises, we will take you on a journey from obtaining an internship to taking on a high-level leadership role in the business world. Our internship experiences range from financial and risk modeling to project coordinator and market research. We will share our experiences about how to unleash one’s genuine leadership potential and self-initiative under a high level of responsibility, pressure and strict deadlines.
Ana Cesar Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce: The Power of Perseverance
Auste U. Kriukelyte Investment Banking: Challenges and Opportunities
Nan Zhu Energy Entrepreneurship: A Potential Solution to International Development
Kendade 305 Utilizing Connections to Expand Your Leadership Opportunities: Internships for Students in the Humanities
Prospective interns will learn how to take their liberal arts education and turn it into a leadership opportunity. Although our internship experiences are diverse, the common thread among us is our demonstrated ability to take on considerable workloads, provide concrete deliverables at our internship sites, and build on our connections and networks. Panelists established themselves as leaders through various writing-intensive projects. Our internship sites include The Joffrey Ballet, the Smithsonian, The Webster-Kirkwood Times newspapers, and CulturalDC, a nonprofit arts and cultural development organization. Through our liberal arts backgrounds rooted in the Humanities, we have transformed our networks into internship opportunities.
Tatum Lindsay Advancing the Mission of the Smithsonian through Engaging and Results-Driven Projects
Natalie Del Ricco From Ballet Dancer to Development Intern
Alice Dunaway Reporting Breaking News Stories for Newspapers in the St. Louis Area
Bridget Grier Bridget Grier Making the Most of Your Summer Experience: The Importance of Flexibility and Adaptation
Cleveland L1 Finding the Missing Link
Over the summer of 2013 four women embarked on four different journeys that explored International Development in different ways. Bringing together their experiences from Ghana, Ethiopia, Upstate New York and Washington D.C, the panelists seek to explore the role that gender plays in the world of international development. Not only will it address the experience of working as a woman within international development, it will also detail the challenges associated with bringing gender issues to the forefront of the development discourse. The panel will provide insight into challenging institutional spaces, battling stereotypes and fighting for the greater recognition of gender work. Further, it hopes to open up an honest dialogue about what needs to be done to bridge the missing link between summer internships and future careers to succeed in the field of international development.
Iman Abdulwassi So what I am Young and a Woman! - How to Navigate In, Out and Around Stereotypes
Tebo Molosiwa What To Do When You Are Off The Grid
Anarkalee Perera Quick, Tap That! : The Importance of Making Women’s Voices Heard
Raquel Silva Raquel Silva A Road under Construction: Building a Path in International Development
Cleveland L2 Building the Scientific Toolbox
Developing a scientific tool requires determination and patience, but the result can be immediately rewarding, especially when considering the years that most research requires. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect is knowing that the product of one's research is being put to practical use in labs, contributing to scientific progress. Successfully developing such a tool requires inquiry into previous literature, trial and error, and extensive troubleshooting. We offer our experiences in developing products and protocols that were then implemented in biomedical, cell biology and pharmacology labs after a summer of research.
Martha Kahlson Modification of a Commercially Available MRI Contrast Agent for Novel and Expanded Applications
Emma O'Leary Inquiry into Giant Unilamellar Vesicle (GUV) Formation
Angela Licata Developing an Acetylcholine Sensor
Grace Yoo Differential desensitization of the Urotensin II Receptor
Cleveland L3 Independent Women: Taking Advantage of Unexpected Situations
This summer the panel members went around the world to participate in internships at NGOs. Our experiences when we got to our various locations were very different than anticipated because what were described as supervised positions turned out to be independent projects that had little or no guidance. The panel will focus on how we overcame these challenges and created self-lead experiences. In the end we learned a lot more by being in charge of our summer projects than we might have if our expectations had been met.
Deidre Murphy Who’s the Boss? How to Find Yourself When You’re Lost in a New Place
Nell Crumbley A Georgian Summer: Independent Research in Tbilisi
Jinyoung Park Self-Initiative Leadership: My Experience as a Management Intern
Tamanna Ahmad Teach for Bangladesh: Finding My Place in a Non-Profit
Carr 102 All About Animals: Adventures in Their History, Research, and Rescue
The presence of animal life makes Earth a uniquely complex planet. Ages of adaptations have led to the current array of animals that inhabit our world. We will begin by examining the largest animal evolutionary event to date, the Cambrian explosion, out of which originated the ancestors of the range of species currently in existence. By understanding the history and origins of animal life, we are better equipped to study and manage the species that share the planet with us today. Mosquitos are an example of a species that have adapted to survive in a variety of conditions, and an understanding of their complexity will improve human efforts to manage their populations. Human actions have increased pressures on all animal populations, not just on organisms we consider pests, and have introduced obstacles to their survival that often threaten species’ adaptive capabilities. This has created a need for efforts that reduce these negative impacts through rehabilitation programs. Ensuring the continuation of a diverse and healthy planet requires both an understanding of the past and increased knowledge about the present.
Meghan Hussey The Cambrian and Controversial Creation: Animal Evolution at Warp-Speed
Emily Baker Lying in Wait: Mosquito Egg Banks within Temporary Pools
Morgan Arrington Morgan Arrington Injection, Palpitation, and Nebulization: A Three Month Crash Course in Wildlife Rehabilitation