Externships

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 [...]

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February 24, 2012

Three Students Discover the Legal System with U.S. District Court Judge Joel Pisano ’71

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“Law runs deep in my family and has always been a passion of mine,” says Julian Delgado ’14 (Schenectady, N.Y.), a double major in English and film & media studies.  “This externship was my first real exposure to the courtroom. This experience made me want to continue courses about theory and literature to broaden my [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 and Kyle MacLelland ’11

February 21, 2012

Lara Maggin ’13 Gets Taste of Frenetic Pace of TV Production on Set of Anderson

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Growing up, lots of kids dream of working in the movies or television, but few are prepared for the long hours and frenetic pace of production. After her alumni-hosted externship on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show Anderson in New York City, Lara Maggin ’13 (Greenwich, Conn.) can’t get enough. Over winter break, Kyle MacLelland ’11, [...]

Kristian Smith ’13 and Pete Reinke ’85 at the LVEDC offices in Bethlehem, Pa.

February 14, 2012

Kristian Smith ’13 Explores Economic Development with Pete Reinke ’85

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“This externship gave me a new perspective on architecture because it exposed me to the processes that take place in the relocation of a business to the Lehigh Valley, incentives to encourage businesses to locate to brownfield sites, and the various other steps that foster the environment for businesses long before the architect comes into [...]

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

January 30, 2012

Gateway Program Helps Students Find Career Paths

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For Briana Strachan ’11, an internship at Black Entertainment Television (BET) and guidance and workshops from Lafayette’s Gateway program led to the English graduate’s first job after school in the network’s human resources department. “Gateway has been instrumental to me,” she says. “Career Services provides very specialized opportunities. The staff listens to student needs and [...]

Kara Boodakian ’07, left, and Millie Gonzalez ’11 at The Nate Berkus Show

March 18, 2011

Millie Gonzalez ’11 Goes Backstage with Kara Boodakian ’07 at The Nate Berkus Show

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Over winter break, Millie Gonzalez ’11 (New York, N.Y.) got a hands-on look at what it takes to produce a day-time talk show.  Gonzalez, a psychology and English double major, took part in an externship hosted by Kara Boodakian ’07, the features manager for The Nate Berkus Show. Berkus is an award-winning design expert and [...]

Tomas Concepcion ’11 (from left), Javauhn Caine ’12 , Shuang (Shannon) Zhao ’12, and Terry Carbaugh '82 on the 10th floor at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan overlooking the Ground Zero construction site.

February 22, 2011

The Business Side of Engineering: Students Explore a Possible Career and Tour Ground Zero

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“This experience opened my eyes to the different aspects within engineering. It isn’t just designing different structures. There is the management side that deals with the organization of everything,” says civil engineering major Tomas Concepcion IV ’11 (Effort, Pa.). Over winter break, Concepcion and six other engineering students got a closer look at the business [...]

Ronald Fields P’08 and Tania Torres ’11 at St. Mary Medical Center

February 7, 2011

Tania Torres ’11 Gets to the Heart of the Medical Field During an Externship with Cardiologist Ronald Fields P’08

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Tania Torres ’11 (Sugar Land, Texas) got a sneak peak of a career in the medical field during a January externship shadowing Ronald Fields P’08, a cardiologist at Comprehensive Cardiology and St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. Torres, a double major in philosophy and a self-designed major in classics, spent time in Fields’ office [...]