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Mount St. Mary’s Students to Traverse the Globe for Prestigious Internships

MICUA Matters Spring 2018

Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU) students will travel hundreds or even thousands of miles from campus this summer as they extend their classroom learning by gaining practical experience in their chosen fields. Several have been selected for notable internships.

The number of Mount students who take advantage of internship opportunities during their college years is growing, with 71 percent of the Class of 2017 completing an internship or field placement before graduation. Because employers look favorably on prior experience, even among new graduates, this figure will continue to rise over the next several years, said Clare Tauriello, Director of the MSMU Career Center.

Summer internships offer the advantage of dedicated time to the internship without competing coursework or requiring more than four years to graduate. The following students have been chosen for highly competitive internships this summer:

• Erik Menjivar, C’21, an environmental science major, will be an intern at the University of Lyon in France, doing research in photocatalysis.

• Veronica Balick, C’20, a biology and biochemistry major, will be conducting research on leukemia during an internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

• Cameron O’Malley, C’19, an education major, secured an internship in the educational programs of the Carter Center in Atlanta.

• Lesly Alvarez, C’19, an international studies major, will delve into international relations work in her internship at the Embassy of Panama.