July 27, 2016
Communications and Marketing
This summer, Saint Anselm College students are taking their experiences local, national and global. With the help of the Career Development Center, they're making the most of diverse opportunities to learn, grow and prepare for future careers outside the classroom.
Senior Connor Dooley has combined his interest in computer science and Spanish with his love of service by participating in a four-week service-learning program in Cartago, Costa Rica. Dooley was a computer teacher's assistant helping children in grades one through five learn computer skills including a visual programming language.
"I had done a lot of research about Costa Rica, and also did an SBA trip there. When I got back, I knew that this was the country I wanted to do a summer program in. I was very intrigued about working in a bilingual school," said Dooley. "I had to teach and communicate in both Spanish and English, primarily Spanish, both with teachers I worked with, and with the younger students grades 1-2, since they are just starting to learn English."
The computer science and Spanish double major didn't stop with an international experience; when he returned from Costa Rica, he began a summer internship with Kimko Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Working in the IT department, Dooley is being introduced to a variety of work completed by the department including within the areas of finance, solutions, and help desk. He's already completed a seminar in cryptography and a cyber training course, and learned about the company's various systems.
Communication major Lauren Wanless '17 (pictured above) is interning in the sports department at WPRI 12 News in Providence, R.I. There, she has covered local high school athletic games, attended a Patriots mini camp, created graphics for the news, and written scripts.
"My bosses are the stations' sportscasters, so I see them go through the entire process of writing, producing, and editing a show firsthand and how much effort they put in for two minutes on air," said Wanless. "The goal for the end of the summer is for me to go through the whole process and do a show all on my own."
Students are also gaining valuable work experience in internships around the country, including at organizations such as Eaton Vance, Harvard Vanguard, WGBH Frontline, Fox News, AAA, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Brendan Kerrigan '17 is interning on Eaton Vance's Nextshares team with fellow Anselmian Autrey Gates '17. The business majors are doing market research for the mutual fund's latest products while learning more about investment strategy.
Biology major Andrew Beliveau '17 is working for Normandeau Associates, an environmental consulting firm, in a laboratory studying specimens found in the Hudson River for inclusion in federal reports.
In the nation's capital, six students are spending the summer interning in the areas of politics and communication, including senior Kelsey Walsh who is interning in the Office of Presidential Correspondence at the White House.
Interested in internship and other experiences like these? Visit the Career Development Center.
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