Externships

Alyson Shumeyko ’14, l-r, Marie Garofalo ’10, and Chelsea Brill ’13

April 19, 2013

Chelsea Brill ’13 and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 Go Inside Disney with Marie Garofalo ’10

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Chelsea Brill ’13 (West Windsor, N.J.) and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 (Vestal, N.Y.) learned the ins and outs of Disney Consumer Products (DCP) in Glendale, Calif., during an externship over the January break with Marie Garofalo ’10, communications coordinator of internal communications at DCP. The students observed Garofalo and her team, and contributed questions and ideas [...]

Jenna Gowell ’16 and Paul Brodeur ’86 at the Massachusetts State House

March 26, 2013

Students Learn Local Politics with Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Brodeur ’86

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“Before this experience, I had written off the idea of holding a governmental office because I thought it was unattainable.  This externship showed me that becoming a part of the government is a realistic and attainable goal.  Representative Brodeur showed me that ordinary people can hold offices and often do the best job at it, [...]

Monica Girardi ’15 and Andy Muñoz ’15 with Barry Bregman ’77

March 15, 2013

Monica Girardi ’14 and Andy Muñoz ’15 Explore Executive Search Industry with Barry Bregman ’77

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Andy Muñoz ’15 (New York, N.Y.) and Monica Girardi ’14 (Scarsdale, N.Y.) learned the intricacies of the financial world and the executive search industry with Barry Bregman ’77, vice chairman of financial services at CTPartners in New York City. During the externship, Girardi and Muñoz researched companies for recruiting and sourcing; observed interviews, client meetings, [...]

Taylor Brown ’15, Barbara Olivier ’16, and Steven Shankman ’77 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

February 26, 2013

Taylor Brown ’15 and Barbara Olivier ’16 Dive into the World of Medicine with Steven Shankman ’77

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Over winter break, Taylor Brown ’15 (Warren, N.J.) and Barbara Olivier ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) got a taste of what day-to-day life is like in the medical field during an externship with Steven Shankman ’77, vice chairman and program director of radiology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. While shadowing Shankman, Brown and Olivier observed [...]

Michele Dempsey '94 and Leikune Aragaw '€™15 at DxDempsey: Architecture|Design|Planning in Scranton, Pa.

February 11, 2013

Leikune Aragaw ’15 Explores Architecture Career with Michele Dempsey ’94

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When she was a student, Michele Dempsey ’94 was struggling to choose a career path. Then she took a history of architecture course with Robert Mattison, Metzgar Professor of Art History, and fell in love with architecture. “Suddenly, I realized it was my passion and all the pieces fell into place,” Dempsey says. Now, as president [...]

Intern Joelle Neilson

August 10, 2012

Gateway Helps Students Define Career Paths

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For Joelle Neilson ’12, a summer internship and networking with Lafayette alumni directly led to her first job after graduation. Neilson, who graduated with an A.B. in engineering, had a winter externship with Jim Fusco ’79, senior account executive at Boland Trane. The connections she formed during the job-shadowing experience led to an internship with [...]

Madeline Laskoski ’13, left, with Claudine Lilien ’90 at Fox headquarters in New York City

June 12, 2012

Externships Help Students Explore Possible Career Paths

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Before her externship with HarperCollins Publishers in New York City, Vanessa Davis ’12 hadn’t considered a career in publishing. But after observing the business first-hand, she can now see how the industry could be a good fit for her. Over winter break, Davis shadowed Alberto Rojas ’94, senior director of publicity at HarperCollins, experiencing the [...]

Judge Joel Pisano '71

June 7, 2012

Joel Pisano ’71 Rules on High-Stakes Cases as U.S. District Court Judge

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Now in his 20th year, U.S. District Court Judge Joel Pisano ’71 presides over high-stakes cases in Trenton, N.J., involving virtually every aspect of the law. As he oversees a weighty caseload, Pisano is energized by the variety of his docket and the enthusiasm of young minds that come to his office to learn and [...]

Daniel Rosen P’12, Megan Devlin ’12, and Elizabeth Moroney ’14

April 2, 2012

Students Explore Inner Workings of New York Supreme Court

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Prior to serving an externship at the New York County Supreme Court over the winter break, American studies major Megan Devlin ’12 (Pennington, N.J.) thought she would look for a paralegal position at a private firm after graduating from Lafayette. After spending three days learning the ins and outs of the court system with host [...]

Vanessa Davis ’12 and Alberto Rojas ’94 at HarperCollins in New York City

March 9, 2012

Vanessa Davis ’12 Explores PR and Marketing at HarperCollins in New York City

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Before her externship with HarperCollins Publishers, Vanessa Davis ’12 (New York, N.Y.) hadn’t considered a career in publishing. But after observing the business first-hand, she can see how the industry could be a good fit for her. “This externship exposed me to a field that I could truly see myself striving in while furthering my [...]