Centre College hosts Fall Internship Showcase

Posted by Centre News in Internships, News 07 Dec 2015

Internship ShowcaseAs part of the Centre Commitment, every Centre College student is guaranteed an internship or research opportunity, and this fall, 18 students held internship positions in various companies and offices, government agencies, non-profits and schools. These interns recently presented their work at the Fall Internship Showcase held at the Norton Center for the Arts.

The Fall internship fair took place on December 1, 2015 in the hall of the Norton Center for the Arts.

Abby Quirk-Royal ’17

“Our students are doing such great things out there, and we thought that ‘showcasing’ their experiences in this way would allow for more of the campus community to see what our students are accomplishing,” Assistant Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development Mindy Wilson says.

This event, Wilson explains, allows the interns to practice their presentation skills as well as reflect on their experiences with their peers, faculty and staff. It also allows those who might be seeking internship opportunities to network with their fellow students.

Among the group presenting at the showcase, Abby Quirk-Royal ’17 worked with The Cormac McCarthy Journal to evaluate submissions.

“I was given articles to read and then was responsible for typing up a response to each one about the strength of the argument as well as how well the extent to which each author successfully, or unsuccessfully, got their points across,” she explains.

Quirk-Royal met frequently with Assistant Professor of English Stacey Peebles, the journal’s editor, to discuss the articles and determine whether or not to publish each submission. She credits the English courses she has taken at Centre with preparing her well for judging the strength of each author’s argument.

The Fall internship fair took place on December 1, 2015 in the hall of the Norton Center for the Arts.

Bonnie Rhule ’16

“In all of our English courses, we do a critical analysis of a text that we’ve read, and taking that experience and transferring it to reading the academic articles that were submitted to the journal has been helpful,” she says. “In many of these same classes, we’re exposed to critical essays about works that we’ve read and knowing where published pieces should end up gave me an idea of how to judge each submission.”

Bonnie Rhule ’16 worked with the Kentucky Historical Society this fall, giving public and school tours of the Old State Capitol in addition to creating some of the society’s educational programming. Like Quirk-Royal, she attributes her success in the position to her Centre education.

“Centre gave me confidence in my public speaking skills as well as critical thinking skills that were valuable when trying to develop learning tools for school children,” she concludes.

The full list of students who participated in the Fall Internship Showcase can be found below.

Name

Internship Site

Position

Samantha Aguiar

Centre College Athletic Department

Athletic Administration Intern

Peyton Barber

Lockheed Martin

Global Supply Chain Intern

Dennis Barrett

Adam Edelen for State Auditor

Intern

Aaron Berg

CollegePrep

College Admissions Consulting Intern

Megan Cavagnini

The Medicine Shoppe

Pharmacy Intern

Maggie Heine

Community Arts Center

Marketing Intern

Hayley Hoffman

Centre College Communications Office

Communications Intern

Kristen Holliday

Wilderness Trail Distillery

Business Intern

Brett Jones

Danville Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Physical Therapist Intern

Tre Killian

Northwestern Mutual

Financial Representative Intern

Joshua King

Farmers National Bank

Financial Services Intern

Max Mazza

Kentucky Distillers Association

Intern

Abby Quirk-Royal

The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Intern

Bonnie Rhule

Kentucky Historical Society

Education Intern

Lauren Samuelson

Centre College Admissions Office

Enrollment Management Intern

Hannah Welch

Community Arts Center

Marketing Intern

Annalea Wilson

Centro Latino: After School Program

Academic and Curriculum Development Intern

by Hayley Hoffman ‘16
December 7, 2015