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dc.contributor.authorSchwartzmeyer, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-26T20:06:48Z
dc.date.available2018-03-26T20:06:48Z
dc.date.created2015-10-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4566
dc.description.abstractInternships are learning experiences that build up your professional skills and allow you to better understand direction in your future career path. For some, this means exploring fields that may seem intimidating and unknown at first. In my talk, I will walk you through the challenges and positive experiences that I encountered during my internship with New Sector Alliance. I will draw upon my experiences as a fellow with a nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing to explain how I enriched my knowledge in a previously unknown field, and strengthened my professional skill set in the social sector.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleReady to Take on the World?: A journing into the social sector with New Sector Alliance
dc.title.alternativeHow Much Can You Learn in Five Minutes?
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dc.description.panabstractInternships can sometimes be a tricky, overwhelming experience filled with new and scary responsibilities. Oftentimes students walk into a new internship opportunity either knowing little about their responsibilities or are placed in an environment that forces them to learn on the spot. This panel walks you through four unique, but rich and deeply hands-on internship experiences that were adventures just like this. All four of us were thrown into a new environment with little, if any, time to acclimate. We were all expected to perform incredibly important work and to self-manage in an area we were still trying to know more about. Each of our internship stories is unique and within our panel, there are a wide range of different, but equally challenging responsibilities to discuss, such as research in a neuroscience lab, work that blends finance and healthcare, a project that specially focus on affordable housing in Boston, and social service work at a Minnesota domestic violence shelter. With our strikingly different internship experiences, this panel seeks to demonstrate how to go about navigating a successful and rich internship within a new and demanding space.


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