Externships

Robert Bliwise ’76 goes through proofs of Duke Magazine with Hong Ha Vu ’17. Photo by Megan Morr

March 24, 2014

Learning About Print Journalism at Duke Magazine

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Even though she is just a first-year student, Hong Ha Vu ’17 (Hanoi, Vietnam) got an in-depth look at a possible career field during a week-long externship hosted by Robert Bliwise ’76, assistant vice president for alumni affairs at Duke University and editor of Duke Magazine. Vu is considering a career in media, possibly journalism [...]

Sebastian Crapanzano ’97 and Samantha Druks ’14 in Times Square

March 14, 2014

Experience at Morgan Stanley Provides Career Insights for Samantha Druks ’14

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Three days at Morgan Stanley in New York City showed Samantha Druks ’14 (Weston, Conn.) the inner workings of a multinational financial services corporation. She was hosted by Sebastian Crapanzano ’97, managing director of equity risk management. “This externship exposed me to various aspects of the field such as sales, trading risk management, compliance, and [...]

Angel Mendez ’82 and Matthew Schultheiss ’15 at Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif.

March 3, 2014

Matthew Schultheiss ’15 Learns about Career Possibilities at Cisco Systems

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Matthew Schultheiss ’15 (Shaker Heights, Ohio) had a great chance to see how his interests in business and technology are combined through a week-long externship at networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. Angel Mendez ’82, senior vice president of Cisco Transformation, provided the opportunity. “Throughout the week with Kavinda [...]

Jolly Shi ’16 has taken part in two externships and a summer internship through Gateway.

October 30, 2013

Gateway Provides Students with Roadmap to Success

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When David Kafafian ’13 graduated this spring, he already had a job lined up with IBM’s Consulting-by-Degrees program in Manhattan, an accomplishment he attributes to the networking and job-seeking skills he learned in Career Services’ Gateway program. “Gateway has been my point of entry into Lafayette’s incredible alumni network,” says Kafafian, who earned an A.B. [...]

Benjamin Triscuit ’14 speaks during a lunch-and-learn session

October 16, 2013

Students Learn about Nonprofit Management

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It was not until this summer that Benjamin Triscuit ’14 (Erie, Pa.) truly understood what it means for an organization to be a nonprofit. He interned at the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center in Bethlehem, Pa., where he designed a full exhibit on the importance of insects in the environment, helped write grant proposals, and [...]

Economics major Kristin Heaney ’14 speaks with prospective employers.

September 23, 2013

Students Network with International Companies and Alumni

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Hundreds of students attended the College’s annual Career Fair looking to connect with more than 50 employers for internship and job opportunities. Hosted by the Office of Career Services, the event features many alumni who serve as representatives for their companies. The companies included Air Products & Chemicals, American Cancer Society, B. Braun, Bloomberg, Bosch [...]

Henry Dubroff ’72, left, and Brian O’Neill ’16 at the Pacific Coast Business Times office in Santa Barbara, Calif.

July 30, 2013

Brian O’Neill ’16 Learns About Newspaper Industry Firsthand with Henry Dubroff ’72

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Brian O’Neill ’16 (Wayland, Mass.) got a close look at the newspaper industry over the January break in an externship hosted by Henry Dubroff ’72, chairman and editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times in Santa Barbara, Calif. O’Neill shadowed Stephen Nellis, senior editor, and worked on several projects. “I helped them make a list [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 (l-r), Lindsey Dier ’14, Chris McCumber ’89, Melanie Ruderman ’14, and Madeline Laskoski ’13 at USA Network offices in New York City

June 3, 2013

Students Get Backstage Look at USA Network with Chris McCumber ’89

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Madeline Laskoski ’13 (Goshen, N.Y.) knows she wants to work in television. But it’s a big industry, with many distinct skill sets. Laskoski wondered, would production be a better fit for her? Or perhaps sales and marketing? Through a three-day externship in January with Chris McCumber ’89, co-president of USA Network, she got a better [...]

Brandon Turner ’14, l-r, Shawn Tilger ’94, and Sara Sproul ’13 at the Comcast-Spectacor office in Philadelphia.

May 29, 2013

Students Go Behind the Scenes with Shawn Tilger ’94 at Philadelphia Flyers

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As a big Philadelphia Flyers fan who is looking to learn about possible careers, economics and art double major Sara Sproul ’13 (South Abington Township, Pa.), was drawn to the opportunity to serve an externship with the team. “I thought this would be an exciting opportunity to witness what goes on behind the scenes of [...]

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 [...]