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  • Dean College Students Participate in Summer Internships

    Internship Robert Toy Giles

    Pictured Above: Robert Toy-Giles with campers at the Concord Family YMCA.

    This summer, Dean College students participated in a variety of internship programs to gain hands-on experience and learn more about where they can take their degree in the future.

    Read on to learn where some of our students interned this past summer!

    Allie Dennis, an AMGT major, interned with the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. Allie assisted with the day-to-day operations of the School of Dance which included standard office duties as well as performance archiving and dance intensive bookkeeping.

    “This internship has given me a perspective on what I want to do after graduating in December, and I feel much more prepared and capable of succeeding in my field of study since partaking in this internship.” - Allie Dennis

    As a communications major, Devin Taleghani had a great opportunity to intern with WEEI in Warwick, Rhode Island. Devin assisted with on-air production.

    Emily Cormier, a psychology major, interned with the Henry P. Clough School in Mendon, Massachusetts as a substitute teacher and also as a volunteer for the after-school program.

    “Dean College helped prepare me for this internship because my psychology classes taught me the mind set of children and helped me prepare for how the children could act.” - Emily Cormier

    Internship Hannah Stoffer

    Pictured Above: Hannah Stoffer

    As a theatre studies major, Hannah Stoffer had the opportunity to gain relevant experience at The New Ohio Theatre in New York City. This internship allowed Hannah to work behind the scenes on stage set-up and breakdown as well as at the front of the house as a manager.

    Ka Po Sultan Cheung, a business major, assisted in Dean College’s Continued Studies Department with research and also helped manage the summer classes.

    Morgan Turner, a psychology major, interned at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. During this internship, she worked as a supervisor and guide for up to ten campers at a time for eight-week sessions.

    Internship Robert Marcello

    Pictured Above: Robert Marcello

    Communications major Robert Marcello held a broadcasting internship The Brockton Rox, a baseball team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, where he managed the play-by-play updates on their streaming website.

    Robert Toy-Giles, a psychology major, worked as a CIT/LIT Director and Assistant Director at the Concord Family YMCA in New Hampshire. Robert had the opportunity to assist with managing the camp and helped provide leadership skills to young adolescents.

    Ryan Nurmenniemi, a communications major, interned with PACTV in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Through this internship he had the opportunity to gather B-Roll footage of the local area and events, assist with camera management for multiple events, and cover the local selectman meetings.

    Internship Ryan Nurmenniemi

    Pictured Above: Ryan Nurmenniemi

    A media studies and communications major, Samuel Smith managed the social media marketing for the Best Buddies program in North Haven, Connecticut. Samuel was already involved with best buddies for five years when he learned about the internship opportunity at his local chapter. In this role, he was responsible for publishing posts on social media, making flyers, and assisting his supervisor and program managers with other office tasks.

    “Since Dean started a Best Buddies chapter on campus, it inspired me to find an opportunity to work at Best Buddies in my home state, which is Connecticut.” - Samuel Smith

    Sarah Strong is a double major in AMGT and dance. This summer, Sarah had the opportunity to intern with the Boston Ballet, an internship she discovered through the help of Professor Jennifer Andrews. In this internship, Sarah researched companies, organized the office, and assisted with the creation of a board member directory.

    “The most important thing this internship has taught me is to be open to everything. Unrealistic hopes and dreams could happen one day!” - Sarah Strong

    Internships are an extremely important way to gain knowledge, skills and experience as a student. At Dean College, one hundred percent of our bachelor degree students participate in at least one internship before graduation. To learn more about the internship process and where to intern, visit our internships and career planning page

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