June 27, 2014
Communications and Marketing
More than 30 Saint Anselm students, with the support of generous alumni and friends of the college, are spending the summer getting on-the-job experience that potential employers will take notice of.
Students who were selected to receive fellowships for intern experiences this summer are working at businesses and nonprofits including investment and law firms, senatorial offices, public health agencies, and museums.
"They are gaining not only specific skills in marketing, computer technology, research, political campaigning, and other career fields, but invaluable working knowledge of the professional world they are soon to enter," says Alane De Luca, executive director of the Center for Experiential Learning.
The Flatley Summer Internship Fund was established this year by Daniel T. Flatley, a trustee and longtime friend of the college, and his wife Maureen. With the support of a Flatley Fellowship, computer science major Tyler Lindsay '16 works every day at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He is an information technology intern, helping to maintain the network and set up video conferences. Computer science major Matthew Guzzardi '17 is a supply chain intern at Raytheon, and finance major Brendan Walsh '17 is an intern at Nestor Financial Network in Milford, Conn.
The Kevin J. Gould Summer Internship Fund was established in 2013 by Kevin Gould '76, a trustee of the college. With this support, communications major Meagan Cox '15 is working in the public affairs office of the U.S. Coast Guard in Boston. Philosophy major Karen Ejiofor '16 interns at the Boston office of an international law firm Bingham, McCutchen. Abigail Smith '17 is working in advertising and strategic communications at the Boston offices of Purple Strategies.
Since many internships that are available in the business world do not carry a stipend, this support makes a big difference for students who are motivated to get professional experience before graduating, according to DeLuca.
"Without it, some of these students would have to pass up valuable internship opportunities," she says. "These awards allow them to supplement their academic experience with practical, on-the-ground experience. They also benefit from the chance to make professional connections."
Recipients of the Gould internship award: Olivia Babine '15, Hoang Bui '15, Devan Caine '15, Kathleen Carignan '15, Meagan Cox '15, Kathryn DiCenso '15, Karen Ejiofor '16, Martha Horton'15, Seamus Igo '17, Dao Le '15, Jeffrey Lessard '15, Meredith Martin '15, Melanie Powell '15, Brad Rocheville '17, Bridget Sica '16, Abigail Smith '17, Paul Spencer '15, and Amy Vachon '17.
Recipients of the Flatley internship award: Kayla Bertolami '15, Edmund Dawes '16, Ben Fox '14, Matthew Guzzardi '17, James Leonard'15, Tyler Lyndsay '16, Shane Matthews '15, Domingos Neves '15, Long Nguyen '16, Patrick Reidy '15, Daniel Tommasi '15, Megan Trayers '15, and Brendan Walsh '17.
The internships are coordinated through the college's Center for Experiential Learning.