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Internship with Push To Walk
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Zachary

Major: Communication Arts & Science
Hometown: Kinnelon, NJ

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this enrichment experience through family friends. My supervisor was friendly with a mutual contact of mine and I was given the idea to apply for a position within the organization. After, several emails back and forth as well as an interview, I was offered a position.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My experience thus far has been great. I have been kept very busy with numerous types of work. I am doing a lot of research for multiple purposes. For example, I am in charge of researching foundations throughout the country in order to decide whether or not we should write a grant proposal to them. I am also doing research on area hospitals and creating a database out of it. With this database, I am heading an outreach effort to connect with these hospitals.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I am using a lot of communication skills I have previously learned in order to successfully complete my tasks. Although I have not yet completed my internship, I can see how well it lines up with my goals and my previous studies. I am able to communicate on a higher level with not only my peers at work but with other people and organizations on the outside. With this, I am able to bring a higher level of success than if I were not familiar with such knowledge. When I go back for fall semester, I will know how to write better in a professional setting.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

I would like to work at a non-profit upon graduation. Specifically, I would like to manage a non-profit after going back to school. I plan on working for several years after I complete my undergrad education. Then I plan to go back to school and complete my Masters of Public Administration in Non Profit Management. I hope to work for an organization that makes me happy to work with that. I think this experience made me realize that if I work for a non-profit I would like to work for a global organization rather than a local grassroots org.

I would absolutely recommend this to other students. It gave me a jump start for the future.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would absolutely recommend this to other students. You are able to learn a lot before even graduating from college. It gave me a jump start for the future.

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