Employer | Office of Accessibilities at Eastern Connecticut State University
Major | Psychology
Expected Graduation Date | May 2017
As a senior that is preparing to graduate in May, Stephanie knew that she wanted to experience an internship that has to do with her major which is Psychology. Although she is not certain what she would like to do with her major, having an internship at the Office of Accessibilities on the Eastern campus seemed like the right fit for her.
At Stephanie’s internship she has a plethora of roles that she is responsible for. Not only does she partake in Eastern Prep and Peer Mentoring programs, Stephanie also assists Eastern students who may have ADHD or other disabilities adjust to the academic environment. This means that she helps these students with academic based issues such as time management, study skills, organization, and test anxiety.
Through the Peer Mentoring program that Stephanie is a part of, they put on outreach events on the ECSU campus for students to come together. “We recently had a stress free themed program where students came to hang out and participated in relaxing activities such as making stress balls and coloring in adult coloring books.” The most interesting part about Stephanie’s internship is getting to know each student and to see them become successful.
Every college student knows how difficult it is to find an internship in general, but more specifically an internship that has to do with their major. Stephanie’s advice to finding an internship during college is, “Find an internship junior year so you have the chance to have an internship experience more than once. I wish I had the opportunity to do another internship because it would have been a great opportunity to explore different potential career paths.”