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Student Success Stories

Internships

Seizing Experiential Learning Opportunities

Caleb Mercer ‘19, a senior majoring in history and religious studies, has embraced the experiential learning opportunities offered by Virginia Wesleyan University.

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Experiencing Politics First Hand on Capitol Hill

For Gerni, landing a Capitol Hill internship and diving into the world of politics were lifelong goals.

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Connecting the Political Science Classroom with Campaign Organizing

During the fall 2016 semester, Sarah Pybus-Elmore ‘17 (Political Science) interned as a community organizer for Hillary Clinton’s grassroots campaign at the University of Akron in Ohio.

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From Study Abroad to an Internship with STIHL

Tanner Martin ‘17 (Business and German Studies) studied abroad at the the Goethe Institut in Munich, Germany in spring 2016.

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Putting Data Science to Work

Laura Robosto ‘17 (Mathematics) interned this past summer at the headquarters of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Orlando, Florida. Offering a wide array of programs for its congregation, Cru employs mathematicians who utilize business software and analyze user data to make decisions that benefit the ministry.

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Networking at CNN

Courtney Herrick ‘17 (Communication) attended the Management Seminar for College News Editors (MSCNE) in Athens, Georgia in July 2016. During the week-long seminar, she networked with professionals and peers from other colleges.

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Interning in the Rocky Mountains

Lightning crackled overhead. I ran down the mountainside until I finally reached the base of the trailhead, soaked to the skin. Only a few weeks into my National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) internship in Boulder, CO.

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Serving Communities: From Virginia Wesleyan to Teach for America

Whitney Symons '15 (Biology) teaches 7th graders at Risley International Academy of Innovation in Pueblo, Colorado how drugs affect their bodies. Symons is a volunteer with Teach for America, a program serving children in low-income communities...

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Study Away

Interning while Studying Abroad in London

In fall 2017, Jessica Pittman '18 (Psychology) not only studied abroad in London, but she also interned at the Behavioral Neuroscience Institute of the University College London.

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New Zealand's Many Adventures

Earth and Environmental Science major Edwin Kinsey '18 had every intention of exploring the entire South Pacific when he studied abroad in spring 2017.

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Studying in Europe sparks Wanderlust

Jenna Serna '18 (Psychology and Women & Gender Studies) studied in Europe during Winter Session 2017 as a student in PSYCHOLOGY 305: History of Psychopathology in Europe

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From Study Abroad to an Internship with STIHL

Tanner Martin ‘17 (Business and German Studies) studied abroad at the the Goethe Institut in Munich, Germany in spring 2016.

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Rediscovering Her Art

Jennifer Taylor '17 (Art) studied abroad in Florence, Italy at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) in spring 2016. As an art major, Jennifer viewed Florence or Firenze as a dream study abroad location.

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Experiencing China: Lessons Beyond the Classroom

This past summer, I spent three weeks in China conducting research on two World Heritage sites and Chinese preservation techniques.

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Undergraduate Research

Green Chemistry at VWU

In summer 2018, Cassandra Caldwell ‘19 (Chemistry) conducted Green Chemistry research under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Kittredge using Virginia Wesleyan’s new microwave reactor in our new Greer Environmental Sciences Center.

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Seizing Experiential Learning Opportunities

Caleb Mercer ‘19, a senior majoring in history and religious studies, has embraced the experiential learning opportunities offered by Virginia Wesleyan University.

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Callaway's Pathway to Research at VWU and Beyond

Since his first year at Virginia Wesleyan University, mathematics major LeMar Callaway III '18 has participated in a number of research projects.

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Summer Research at Virginia Tech

Ms. Mayanni McCourty '19 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) participated in the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) at the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in Blacksburg, Virginia in summer 2016.

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Putting Data Science to Work

Laura Robosto ‘17 (Mathematics) interned this past summer at the headquarters of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Orlando, Florida. Offering a wide array of programs for its congregation, Cru employs mathematicians who utilize business software and analyze user data to make decisions that benefit the ministry.

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VWU Student Presents: Mercury Concentration in Tissue of Bottlenose Dolphins Research

Ms. Sherie Coleman '17 (Biology) travelled to San Francisco, California to attend the 21st Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals.

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Interning in the Rocky Mountains

Lightning crackled overhead. I ran down the mountainside until I finally reached the base of the trailhead, soaked to the skin. Only a few weeks into my National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) internship in Boulder, CO.

Read Seth's story

Experiencing China: Lessons Beyond the Classroom

This past summer, I spent three weeks in China conducting research on two World Heritage sites and Chinese preservation techniques.

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Deep in Research

Hali Goad (‘16, Earth & Environmental Science) received a research grant from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC) this past summer to examine the efficacy of retention ponds to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff...

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Linear Diophantine Equations vs. the Penny

Virginia Wesleyan students Laura Robusto and Tyler Searcy presented their summer research at the Mathematical Association of America's national summer meeting, MathFest 2015...

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