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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 [...]

Stephanie Zielinski ’11

January 28, 2011

Stephanie Zielinski ’11 Goes Behind the Scenes at 30 Rock with Catherine Miervaldis ’07

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Stephanie Zielinski ’11 (Grand Blanc, Mich.) walked into Silvercup Studios, watched filming for the next episode of 30 Rock, and chatted with Alec Baldwin.  Although this was a thrilling experience for Zielinski, it was just another day at the office for her host, Catherine Miervaldis ’07, NBC Universal executive assistant. This 10-hour externship gave Zielinski, a [...]

Nancy Keller Shumeyko '80

December 22, 2010

Expert Surgeon Nancy Shumeyko ’80 Receives Award and Mentors Students

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By Dan Edelen When gynecologic surgeon Nancy Keller Shumeyko ’80 stands before her med students at SUNY-Binghamton Clinical Campus and delivers 23 years of accumulated medical wisdom, she empowers them to transform the lives of their future patients—and does so gratis. For that reason and for her excellence in training the next generation of doctors, [...]

New York City Externships

February 17, 2010

New York City Externships

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During winter break, 70 students shadowed alumni and parents at ABC News, ESPN, Penguin, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, IBM, and many others By Courtney Morin ’10 Jessika Smith ’10 participated in a multi-day externship with John H. Pierce ’81, vice president and regional manager of Latin America and the Caribbean at Turner Construction in New [...]