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            This past summer, I decided to take a bit of a risk, and I spent six weeks learning how to take a bucket shower, haggle incredibly cheap prices in a foreign language, and, hopefully, a little bit of something to write in my senior thesis. On June 9, I got on a plane and […]

Congratulations to all those 2013’ers who are the recipients of the Davenport Grant, which funds summer research in public affairs, and primarily in the social sociences. These funds are made available through a gift to Wesleyan from the Surdna Foundation in honor of Frenderick Morgan Davenport, Class of 1889, and Edith Jefferson Davenport, Class of 1897.  Grant recipients for the […]

  Congratulations to Corey Guilmette ’13, this year’s recipient of the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Award.  Corey is being recognized for his work as chair of the Wesleyan Committee for Investor Responsibility.  The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  We are […]

I spent my summer interning with Yale Professor Nihal deLanerolle, who also teaches Neuroscience courses at Wesleyan.  After taking his class, “Functional Anatomy of the Brain,” I became interested in his research involving temporal lobe epilepsy and worked in his lab this past summer at the neurosurgery department of the Yale University School of Medicine.  […]

Expression is an integral part of behavioral health treatment. The doctors at Westchester Medical Center struggled to get the children there to express their ideas and feelings across; some were physically unable to do so, while others were unwilling. I worked in the Behavioral Health Center at this hospital, and after deliberating with my boss, […]

When thinking about internships for the summer, I thought I’d try a career that many sociology majors pursue—public relations. It has a nice ring, doesn’t it? Relating to the public. Professional schmoozing. I thought it’d be simple—I’d go to parties, eat a few fancy crackers with tiny orange egg toppings, and chat with people in […]

This past summer, I spent seven weeks on the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts working for the Northfield Mount Hermon Upward Bound Summer Academy. Upward Bound is a federally-funded educational program that serves low-income, first-generation college-bound students. The summer academy I interned at brought in students from high schools in Holyoke, […]

Lights! Camera! Gender binary?  This summer I plunged into the depths of the entertainment industry of Los Angeles by interning at a production company and a talent agency.  While any normal, sane company would appreciate the free labor of a bright, charismatic, humble college student like myself, good internships were hard to find. While I […]

I spent my summer interning at the New York University Infant Cognition and Communication Laboratory (NICCL).  The first two weeks I was terrified of making a single typing error as I was warned any incorrect data would completely ruin any scientific findings and all the work the lab had done so far.  As the weeks […]

I spent my as an intern at the Pancreas Center at Columbia University Medical Center.  Part of my time was spent on the more administrative aspects of a hospital.  For example, I Collaborated with the Administrative Director of the Pancreas Center to develop new tools to enhance the patient experience, created a personalized patient brochure for […]

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