The College, Internships, and Career Series

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Sep 19, 2014 / 0 comments

The College, Internships, and Career Series is a list of interviews displaying the college-to-career lives of students and how they blossom into professionals. Interviews can discuss solely internships and networking; how a person picked their college major and the internships they had to build experiences; and lastly—finding a career after graduation and how students got into their positions.

The College, Internships, and Career Series

These interviews are student spotlights from various institutions and define a wide range of diverse industries and fields. These interviews will show the reader the end result of the hard work put into college and how students can obtain strong experiential learning opportunities (such as internships and service-learning) to finding jobs they are proud to call their careers.


College, Internships, and Career Experiences: Foreign Service Officer Abdel Perera

College, Internships, and Career Experiences: Heidi Cousineau

College, Internships, and Career Experiences: Rachel Sansonetti

Interning with the European Parliament: Interview with Alexandra O'Neill

Film Studies International Interning in London: Jamie Bergey​

Four internships, Four organizations, One awesome career: Stephanie Barrick


Study Abroad

#StudyAbroadBecause you get to learn about the world around you

#InternAbroadBecause it is an experience that keeps on giving

#StudyAbroadBecause the world is worth it!

#WorkAbroadBecause every day feels like an accomplishment!

#StudyAbroadBecause it brings the world together!

#StudyAbroadBecause it opens your world

#StudyAbroadBecause no one ever regretted it

#StudyAbroadBecause it makes the world a better place

#StudyAbroadBecause another culture is only a plane ride away!

#StudyAbroadBecause... it will be the best four months of your life! 

#InternAbroadBecause it will open your eyes to the world around you

Paralympian Daniel McCoy: My Only Limitations Are Those I Impose on Myself

#InternAbroadBecause ... the buzzfeed articles are true. It will change your life.

#StudyAbroadBecause... you’ll discover yourself in discovering your love for a new country

#StudyAbroadBecause... there’s no better way to learn about the world than by seeing it

#StudyAbroadBecause... It will open up your mind to so many new things!

#StudyAbroadBecause... you will regret not going

#StudyAbroadBecause... Even if you think you know yourself, there’s so much more to discover

How Studying and Interning Abroad Influenced a Career - and Changed Lives

#StudyAbroadBecause... you’ll surprise yourself each and every day when you realize all that you’re capable of

#StudyAbroadBecause there is no better way to learn than experiencing it firsthand

#StudyAbroadBecause the world as a classroom is an amazing way to learn

#StudyAbroadBecause...the world isn't too big to try to see it all!

#StudyAbroadBecause... there are experiences out there that will totally change your life for the better

#StudyAbroadBecause it’s 110% worth it

#StudyAbroadBecause... you experience the world

#StudyAbroadBecause... you’ll never forget it or regret it!

#StudyAbroadBecause…the world becomes your classroom

#StudyAbroadBecause Diversity

 #StudyAbroadBecause... You Deserve To See The World

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Make a Country Your Home

#StudyAbroadBecause I didn’t learn it, I lived it

#StudyAbroadBecause... it's the best thing you'll ever do 

#StudyAbroadBecause There Is No Better Time Than Now

#StudyAbroadBecause... Why Keep the World Waiting?

#StudyAbroadBecause... You Get To Find Your True Self

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Explore New Horizons!

#StudyAbroadBecause you learn a lot when you’re lost!

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can't Afford Not To

#StudyAbroadBecause We Need The Love

#StudyAbroadBecause you can never be done learning new things!

#StudyAbroadBecause it challenges you in the best possible way

#StudyAbroadBecause there was nowhere to go but everywhere!



The Career Path to Nonprofit: an Unexpected - but Rewarding! - Journey

The Best Way to Get Experience: Venture Outdoors!

Dancing to Success at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

A Passion for Working with Youth in the Nonprofit World

Time is Your Greatest Commodity: Interview with a Nonprofit Professional

When you volunteer to help others, the life that might be changed the most could be your own

Developing the language and literacy skills of preschoolers through mentorship: The Jumpstart Program



#TeachAbroadBecause you get to share your culture while immersing yourself in another


Check back - I'm adding more interviews often!




Stasia Lopez is the Global Education Editor for Wandering Educators and is also a Career Consultant at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Michigan University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Robert Morris University. Stasia is passionate about international education, travel,  and loves working on a college campus. She’s lived in four different U.S. states (Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania) and also studied and lived abroad in Rome, Italy. Stasia lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, Fernando, precious daughter, Maya, and playful kitty-cat Zorro.
Photo courtesy Flickr cc:  COD Newsroom: Career Fair at College of DuPage, adapted by Wandering Educators