For these five students, summer internships are an exciting opportunity to put their liberal arts educations into real-life practice.

 

Dyson College is committed to connecting and preparing students for their careers with real-world experience. Through Career Services, Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and other resources on campus, students have a wide range of connections available to them for internships and other career launching opportunities.

 

 
Angelina Astrouskaya '20
Public Administration, MPA

Read about Angelina's experience as Budget Performance and Analysis Intern at The Port Authority of NY & NJ ▼

What do you do at your internship?

“I work on monthly actuals-to-budget financial performance reports, which are discussed at monthly financial results meetings; communicate with budget preparers to ensure timely budget submissions; take minutes at budget review meetings; and track progress on action items and report on their status.”

What do you like most?

“The scope and breadth of work that Port Authority does, the hands-on experience, and the facility tours! All interns are given an opportunity to visit any Port Authority facility they like. So far, I’ve visited Port Newark, JFK Airport and Newark Airport.”

How has this experience impacted your career goals?

“Before the start of the internship, I didn’t think I’d want to work at such a big agency. Although bureaucracy is inevitable, the scope of what Port Authority does is keeping me amazed. I have even reconsidered possible career paths.”

 

 

 
Venus Sanchez '19
English, BA / Publishing, MA

Read about Venus's experience as International Sales and Special Markets Intern at Hachette Book Group ▼

What do you like most about your internship?

“The teams that I am a part of. They’re so welcoming and helpful. ”

How has this experience impacted your career goals?

“This experience has given me clarity as to what I want to achieve professionally. ”

What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

“After graduation, hopefully I’ll have a full-time job offer hopefully in media or a similar field. If not, then I’ll be interning to see what other avenues are possible.”

 

 

 
Sasheika Shepherd '19
Forensic Science, MS

Read about Sasheika's experience as a Research Intern at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner ▼

What do you do at your internship?

“As a research intern, I conduct [species and] body fluids identification [by analyzing] proteins. I also search for [genetic variants of] protein in bone.”

What do you like most?

“I enjoy being in the lab conducting meaningful research that’s impacting the field of science. I like looking at results and seeing how unique a person is in terms protein content and concentration, yet how similar individuals are as a species because they all have the same fundamental proteins, thereby allowing identification of a species or body fluid regardless of an individual identity.”

How has this experience impacted your career goals?

“This experience has enhanced my love for forensic science. It has allowed me to utilize the knowledge I learned in school in a practical setting—with hands-on access to the latest instruments—and taught me the necessary skills needed to be successful in this field.”

What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

“After graduation, I see myself working in a forensic science organization doing case work analysis and research to help answer questions about the events that occurred in a criminal act and developing testing measures that provide continued confidence in the forensic science field. I see myself doing what I love and impacting the forensic science community positively.”

 

 

 
Sonya Svetenko '20
History, BA

Read about Sonya's experience as Public Policy Intern at the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism ▼

What do you do at your internship?

“My usual responsibilities include going to conferences on topics relevant to the work that our office does and preparing summaries of key [discussion points], researching counterterrorist initiatives and organizations across member states, and monitoring the news on terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters, and their reintegration into society. ”

What do you like most?

“What I like the most about my internship is really everything about it. I always thought of the United Nations as something out of my reach, but getting this internship has helped me prove to myself what I am capable of and that there is really no such thing as dreaming too big.”

What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

“With my senior year around the corner, I am hoping that I will be able to take all of the priceless experience I have gained at this internship and turn it into a real job opportunity. ”

 

 

 
Bre Taylor '20
Communication Studies, BA

Read about Bre's experience as Fashion Collaborations Intern in the Specialty and Retail Department at Viacom ▼

What do you do at your internship?

“I am a Fashion Collaborations intern in the Specialty and Retail Department. I create decks of our current retailers/accounts, maintain a list of our current licensees, and help my supervisors with any upcoming releases and fashion collaborations. ”

What do you like most?

“My favorite part of my internship is meeting people who work in departments and roles that I am interested in. I love picking their brains! I also enjoy working on unreleased projects and watching them be ideated then executed. I am currently brainstorming and preparing to pitch my own [idea]! ”

How has this experience impacted your career goals?

“This experience has helped me further figure out what I'd like to do in the entertainment industry. My supervisors are so helpful in connecting me with people and projects that peak my interest. ”

What do you see yourself doing after graduation?

“I absolutely see myself working in media after I graduate, hopefully in a creative and challenging role. ”