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Summer Internship Spotlight Let's check in and see what some of our students are up to this summer!

Jack Valor '22

Communication major Jack Valor '22 is spending his summer in sunny Florida as an intern at Univision Miami. At Univision, Jack works alongside television producers, lighting specialists, graphic designers, and control room managers, assisting with daily projects and workflow. At a young age, Jack became bilingual after learning Spanish, which opened the doors for him when searching for an internship. Understanding the dominant language at Univision has allowed him to understand all orders of operation on set, and has also helped him build strong relationships with his colleagues and staff.

From this experience, I've learned that I aspire to work in a place where I can help people with all different types of cultural backgrounds. I love to interact with people and learn from them as much as I can, and my internship at Univision made me realize that.

Sophia Wiernusz '23

This summer, Nursing major Sophia Wiernusz '23 is working as a nursing assistant for The Meadows at Shannondell, a leading continuing care retirement community located in Audubon, Pennsylvania. Sophia is gaining valuable experience in the community and works on a few different floors with a variety of residents. Her responsibilities range from helping residents dress and prepare for the day, to just chatting with them while doing fun activities. Sophia has also learned how to use a Hoyer lift, which helps move patients safely and efficiently.

Much of what I learned at Curry I now use everyday at work, such as proper body mechanics which allows me to perform safe lifting with our patients.

Kat Neal '23

Biochemistry major Kat Neal ’23 is getting real-world research experience this summer through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences program offers a ten-week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. studies. Kat hopes this experience in the BDBS program, along with the foundation she’s gained in the classroom at Curry, will help her in her future career and aspirations of getting her Ph.D.

I’m learning a lot while also applying previous knowledge in a new way. What I learned in Genetics and Microbiology at Curry has helped me to understand the terminology, equipment, and techniques used for this project.

Michael Pellegrini ’22

Accounting major Michael Pellegrini ’22 is skipping the pool and jumping instead into the world of finance and investments as a client services intern with leading global investment manager MFS Investment Management. Working from the Prudential Center in Boston, Michael's day-to-day consists of document approval submissions and updating and editing microsites, among other things. In addition, MFS has created projects where interns work together or alongside full-time employees to improve certain aspects of the business.

The connections I make as an intern can accelerate and open doors after I graduate. I now understand what it takes to work in the real world.

Taylor Shaughnessy '22

Business Administration major Taylor Shaughnessy '22 has stayed busy this summer, working part-time for her family business while participating in a mentorship program at Plymouth Fitness. The mentorship has provided Taylor with insight into the managerial, marketing, and financial operations within a gym, all of which align with her career goals and interests as a future business owner. With accomplished entrepreneurs as parents, Taylor grew up immersed in shop talk each night at the dinner table, from business planning and finance to sales and marketing strategy.

Dan Coughlin '21

Dan Coughlin '21 hit a home run this summer, scoring an internship with the Bourne Braves of the historic Cape Cod Baseball League. The Communication major is a game-day operations intern with the Braves and heads up fan experience at Doran Park, making sure to maintain the fun atmosphere that keeps fans coming back each game. In addition to fan experience, Dan also assists with hosting youth clinics for adolescent player development and relationship-building, which are core values of the Cape League.

This internship has been super fun and we aren’t even done yet. I’ve met great people such as my co-interns that are now my close friends, as well as the fans and other people in the organization. It's an opportunity of a life time to get exposure in the competitive sports industry.

Sarah Busby '23

Sarah Busby '23 found the perfect internship that fits her career aspirations as a sales administrative support intern for Consumer Medical. With a Public Health major and Marketing minor, she works with the clinical success team and the sales team, assisting individuals and families with their healthcare journey. Sarah has gained valuable experience with business-to-business marketing on the sales side, while also working directly with the clinical team listening to call clips for nurse’s assistant patients, and assessing what they might need on an individual basis. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Sarah has helped provide marketing materials to existing customers through various projects using Microsoft Suites.

I would like to go into medical sales after graduation, and this internship has helped me get the perfect experience I need on the business and clinical side.

Megan Callahan '22

This summer, Criminal Justice major Megan Callahan '22 is interning as an administrative assistant with the Holbrook Police Department. Some of her responsibilities include writing request logs for police incidents and accident reports, while also analyzing reports from state agencies such as the Department of Children and Families. She has also gained valuable experience using the department's payroll software system, while also organizing, printing, and photocopying bill invoices, and licenses for safekeeping.

I've learned so many things including how a police department runs through an administrative lens while working directly with the administrative assistant. I've also learned that it takes a lot of hard work to complete the administrative tasks of a police department.

Through the newly named Center for Global and Career Services (CGCS), our students are able to find the perfect internships in their fields of study. The CGCS works to foster a positive career development experience for our students from their first day at Curry College through graduation and beyond. Our goal is to guide students in building a career development skill set that will help them to succeed throughout their lifetime.