• Hometown Durham, Conn.

    Majors English and Film Studies

    Internship Editorial Intern, Teen Nick/Nicktoons, New York, N.Y.

    Most influential class “Studies in Film Culture” with Dr. M (aka Professor Nina Martin).

      

    Calling all Degrassi fans I’ve been watching the show for years and I still love the drama, even if I have slightly outgrown it. There is always a lot to do with the new Degrassi site on TeenNick.com.

    I <3 NY I love the city and I think I am on the right path to getting a job I would really love.

  • Hometown San Francisco, Calif.

    Major East Asian Studies (Chinese)
    Minor Film Studies

    Internship Editorial Intern, TimeOut Beijing, Beijing, China

    When in China, speak Chinese I use Chinese every day – calling vendors, asking about the prices of food, when stores open and close, etc.

      

    Write now I love writing and TimeOut’s style has a sense of humor to it that is very light and witty. I have written two video game reviews, a feature about jetlag, an article called the Beijing Beat and an event story about board game night at a bar.

    Big screen in Beijing China’s film industry is booming and Legendary Pictures (the team that did the Dark Knight) just signed a huge deal with a major Chinese film company. I would love to work for them.

  • Hometown Hingham, Mass.

    Major Sociology

    Internship Marketing Intern, American Ballet Theater, New York, N.Y.

    The beauty of the liberal arts My sociology major is not directly relevant to the field I am interning in, but it has been immensely helpful in developing my communication skills and a familiarity with the media and culture that is essential to marketing.

      

    Show time I have been afforded the chance to sit front row at a few dress rehearsals and received tickets to attend many of the shows.

    Ready to search It was incredible to be walked through all aspects of the job search, and I will never forget the guidance I received on networking, resumes and cover letters. I feel extremely prepared to enter into the search for an entry level job next year.

  • Major Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

    Internship Patient Relations Consultant, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

    That's what's up, Doc Being able to listen and talk attentively to patients and respond accordingly is truly an attribute that caregivers must be sensitive to and practice all the time. This internship experience will be useful to me as an aspiring physician and medical school candidate.

      

    Biopsies, MRIs and more I’ve observed biopsies, embolization procedures, MRI tests, CT scans, fluoroscopy and interventional cardiology/interventional radiology procedures. I also shadowed a doctor in internal medicine and the attending infectious disease team.

    'Living to serve' My dream is to become a physician and be a part of the next generation of physicians who are dedicated to serving communities from all backgrounds with the best quality of healthcare possible.

  • Hometown Norwich, Conn.

    Major Biochemistry

    Internship Volunteer, Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India

    Coming together for science It’s a joy to see children from different villages, castes and economic backgrounds cross age-old barriers to learn about health, social issues and now science.

      

    Something new I’m a hardcore science and research student. I took on this internship to do something within the medical realm, but also something totally different from anything I had done before. I saw this as an opportunity to leave the States, meet new challenges and experience another world.

    Paging Dr. Kovic I just sent in my medical school application a few weeks ago!

  • Hometown Pleven, Bulgaria

    Majors Mathematics and Economics

    Internship Actuarial Intern, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Boston, Mass.

    Career center shout out The counselors are fantastic and they were there for me during every step of the application process.

      

    Top of the list The way I chose my career was by looking at career rankings. Actuary was number one and, not knowing what it meant, I decided to research it. It turned out to be a career I am extremely interested in.

    Coming to an insurance plan near you The project I am currently working on is going to contribute to the development of the company’s insurance products.

  • Hometown Montclair, N.J.

    Major Government
    Minor Hispanic Studies

    Internship Media Intern, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, N.Y.

    Global humanity I’m extremely grateful to work for an organization that, through initiatives and grants, does so much good around the world.

      

    Most influential class “Transnational Women’s Movements” with Professor Ariella Rotramel.

    What's next? My plans are ever-evolving. I am certain that I will begin applying to jobs this coming academic year to enter the workforce following graduation, in a field that incorporates diplomacy, non-profit work or government/ international relations with research and writing.

  • Majors English and Anthropology
    Minor Art

    Internship Public Programs Intern, Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institute, Anchorage, Alaska

    Iceberg ahead! We went camping in Disenchantment Bay to learn about the Tlingit culture. I had to shower using a bag of solar heated water and jump out of the inflatable boats to help maneuver through the icebergs. It was an amazing experience.

      

    Blast from the past I helped excavate two structures that were part of an old Tlingit family camp from the 1880s called Keik’uliyáa. We found approximately 300 artifacts.

    A snapshot of the future My goal is to combine my skills in journalism/ communications, anthropology and photography and find a job similar to my internship. I want to continue to study indigenous oral traditions, find and excavate ancient sites, write peer-reviewed articles and capture it all through the lens of my camera.

  • Hometown Sharon, Mass.

    Major History
    Minor Government

    Internship Men’s Initiative Intern, Jane Doe Inc. (Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence), Boston, Mass.

    How much for that Charlie Card? The funding from CELS is a great help, allowing me to afford transportation in and around Boston.

      

    Campus inspiration Conn’s excellent student organizations and resources focused on ending sexual assault and domestic violence educated me about these issues.

    Shared commitment I get to work on a daily basis with amazing people who are committed to ending sexual and domestic violence. Everyone at Jane Doe is friendly, welcoming and very good at what they do.

  • Hometown Carnelian Bay, Calif.

    Major Environmental science

    Internship Environmental Education and Animal Behavior Intern, Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Watch those giraffes I am studying whether or not Gus, the zoo’s male giraffe, is exhibiting sexual behavior toward Abigail, who is reaching sexual maturity. I stand outside of their exhibit and take notes on their interactions.

      

    Go where the animals are Knowing that I would have $3,000 was definitely an important aspect of my internship search. I don’t live near a zoo and it allowed me to look in cities across the country to gain zoo experience.

    It's a zoo out there Once I graduate, I hope to work at a zoo or conservation organization in their education department to promote wildlife and environmental conservation.

  • Hometown Harrisburg, Pa.

    Majors Economics and Government

    Internship Category Strategy and Insights Intern, The Hershey Company, Hershey, Pa.

    Most influential class “Game Theory” with Professor Monica Lopez.

      

    Street rewards The work I am doing actually matters. It is rewarding to see your work being used in meetings by upper management.

    Brand man Ultimately, I would love a role in senior leadership with a successful company that works with integrity and promotes personal growth.

  • Hometown West Hartford, Conn.

    Major Psychology
    Minor Human Development

    Internship Marketing and Funding Intern/ Community Development Intern, Cape Town Child Welfare, Cape Town, South Africa

      

    Just smile Despite the language barrier, I’ve learned that a smile is universal.

    Must play Frisbee I am the newest member of the Cape Town Women’s League.

    Dream job After getting my master’s degree, I would like to work for the United Nations or a similar organization, since I want to work globally on meeting the Millennium Development Goal.

  • Hometown Short Hills, N.J.

    Major Government
    Minor Human Development

    Internship Devlopment Intern, Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

    Most influential class "Children's Rights and Public Policy" with Human Development Professor Jennifer Fredricks

      

    Celebrity sightings I have met Senators, members of the House and some of the greatest non-profit leaders in Washington.

    All about the people I love spending my days surrounded by fellow interns and co-workers who have the energy, education and experience to constantly debate policy issues.

  • Major Economics and History

    Internship Client Service Intern, Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, N.Y.

    Eat and greet The formalized Lunch n’ Learn sessions and seminars held by Brown Brothers Harriman provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the various services the bank offers. Additionally, these events have been great networking opportunities.

      

    Reporting for duty My responsibilities include preparing daily deliverables for client and internal use, preparing management reports on a monthly and quarterly basis, as well as escalating and coordinating solutions to client issues.

    Camels unite The Connecticut College alumni network has been very beneficial. Several alumni have been instrumental in helping me to gain a greater understanding of opportunities within financial services.

  • Hometown Littleton, Colo.

    Major Philosophy

    Internship Membership Assistant, Denver Film Society, Denver, Colo.

    Philosophical about film Philosophy is more related to film than many people think. Both are subjective and personal, and both are very influential on obvious and latent levels.

      

    Most influential classes “Fundamentals of Motion Production” and “Screenwriting,” both with Professor Ross Morin ’05

    Celebrity sightings I got the last seat at a panel discussion between screenwriter Carroll Cartwright, who wrote “What Maisie Knew,” and two Hollywood literary managers. I was assigned to drive Carroll Cartwright to the airport the next day and got to talk to him one-on-one about film and culture.

  • Hometown New York, N.Y.

    Major Biological sciences

    Internship Environmental Intern, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, Conn.

    Sing, little birdie Last summer I worked with Professor Askins doing ornithology research. I learned to identify local birds just by their songs.

      

    Hide-and-seek I’ve found several Blue-winged Warbler territories while conducting bird surveys, so I am researching their habitat needs and recommending land management techniques.

    DIY internship I ended up designing my own internship, which I never would have attempted without CELS guidance and CELS funding.

  • Hometown Westport, Conn.

    Major Economics
    Minor Government

    Internship Sales and Analytics Intern, Bloomberg, New York, N.Y.

    A strong foundation Conn has provided me with a deep understanding of the foundations of economics.

      

    There is no 'I' in team My favorite part of the internship is how integrated interns are to the various teams we are working with. They truly value our input and it’s great to feel useful on a team.

    Dream job Cheesy, I know, but I’d love to work at Bloomberg. I’ve really found an incredible place and hopefully will be able to continue with that dream.

  • Hometown Wayland, Mass.

    Major Government

    Internship Research Intern, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago, Ill.

    The Big Time The Chicago Teachers Union is a highly political union; most people heard they were on strike this past fall. CELS helped me push my limits – when I sent in my cover letter, I felt like I was emailing a celebrity.

      

    My best buddy I am part of Best Buddies, a club that advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The one-to-one friendship part has been particularly influential because it gives me a lens through which to see how some of the most marginalized groups are affected by certain policies.

    Dream job I want to teach!

  • Hometown Needham, Mass.

    Major Psychology
    Minor Art

    Internship Production Intern, The Moth (non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling), New York, N.Y.

    Storytelling = community therapy By being vulnerable and sharing personal parts of ourselves on stage, we make

      

    connections to one another. This feeling of a shared existence subconsciously brings us closer.

    Little by little CELS breaks down the process so you never really feel like you are doing that much work at one time, and then suddenly you have a beautifully formatted resume, a nice cover letter and interview skills, and it is ingrained in you to send a follow-up thank you card or email.

  • Hometown Washington, D.C.

    Major Anthropology
    Minor English

    Internship Social Media Intern, Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL), Rabat, Morocco

    Most influential class “Linguistic Anthropology” with Professor Petko Ivanov.

      

    Part of the family I’m lucky to be living with a Moroccan host family. They are wonderful, and it’s great having company while far away from home.

    Dream job After graduation, I hope to serve in the Peace Corps. I would love to return to Morocco and work with sustainable development projects in rural areas.