It’s so rewarding as an educator to keep in touch with our interns. We love to hear how their high school internship jump-started a career or helped with a college acceptance.
I was honored to help our former student, Jennifer Pierre from Roslindale, MA. We secured a government internship for Jen when she was a student at BB&N. She then went on to become class president at Bryn Mawr. I came to bat several times for her, recommending her as applied for and was accepted to several internships during her college years, from a position with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development to an internship at the UN.
Ben Prawdzik, formerly a student at Philips Andover wrote to say that he is enjoying his freshman year at Yale. We placed Ben on an internship as a sophomore in high school with the VP of Technology at the fastest growing e-commerce business in the US. Ben was offered a paying job there his junior summer and made fabulous career connections.
I recently heard from Lauren Cohen. When she was the editor of the Newton North High School newspaper, we matched her to a journalism internship at Women’s Business, Boston. She then went on to U Wisconsin and told us that her high school experience led to an internship at Dateline NBC in NYC.
As I tell my friends and colleagues, this is certainly the most rewarding work that I have experienced in my professional career. To my former interns, keep in touch and let me know if I can help you as you embark on your career paths.