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McDaniel students prepare for life beyond college with winter term internships

Carroll County Times
January 24, 2016

McDaniel College junior Mollie Fischer walked from student to student in a fifth-grade classroom at Randallstown Elementary School in Baltimore County, providing support to students, who were given an assignment on the American Revolution requiring them to role-play as delegates in the Second Continental Congress.

Fischer, who aspires to work with students in a classroom setting once she finishes her degree in social work, received on-the-job experience this winter through a teaching internship at Randallstown Elementary School. She was one of 11 student interns from McDaniel who had the opportunity to work with a diverse population at the school.

"Seeing what working through breaks is like and to be doing that is something that I think helps me with preparing for professional life and going into adulthood," Fischer said.

McDaniel's winter term, known as Jan Term, ended Friday, Jan. 22. Nearly 500 students registered for Jan Term this winter, with nearly 100 students doing an internship or independent study project.