Music Business program and Contemporary Music and Media major Emily Hardy

Emily’s internship with the Jonathan Channel in New York City allowed her to gain firsthand experience with audio editing, advertising, and production.

Biology student Amberleigh Dryman in Thailand rehabilitating elephants

Amberleigh Dryman ’16’s affinity for animals began at a young age. But her passion for their well-being and ethical treatment came when she was a teenager, during a trip to North Africa.  “I was in Morocco riding in a carriage pulled by a horse, “ Amberleigh said. “The horse was obviously ill and not receiving…
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Zoo Internship

By Kandace Griffin ’14 During the summer of 2013 I interned at the Good Zoo in Wheeling, WV. I worked daily with each animal to prepare them for two common protocols during regular veterinary checks.  By training these animals we can improve their overall welfare and keeper safety by reducing the risk of injury when…
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Senior biology major Meredith Walker got a taste of the medical field thanks to the Greenville Hospital System’s MedEx Academy internship during the summers of 2012 and 2013. MedEx Academy helps shape the future health care workforce through integrated learning experiences that connect high school and college students with clinicians and academics across the system. Meredith…
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Converse College Internship Program

Senior biology major Jordan Taylor got a taste of life as a zookeeper thanks to an internship at the Charles Towne Landing State Park during the summer of 2013. She was responsible for the daily maintenance of the animals and their habitats, roving the zoo, and educating guests.  She was also actively involved in preparation…
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Converse College Student

“What did you do this summer?” It’s what faculty members always ask when students return in the fall. Many students work to save money for the coming year, but they also manage to squeeze in some adventures. The following students spent part of their summer gaining training as activists, learning to navigate big cities, and…
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Converse College Students

“How was your summer?” It’s the first question out of students’ mouths when they reunite in the fall. The next question, “What did you do?” Most Converse students don’t while away all their hours at the beach. Many students spend their summers conducting independent research, volunteering in the community, and gaining unusual work experience. In…
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Lauren Jensen

What did you do with your summer vacation? Lauren Jensen, a 2013 Converse graduate, parlayed her summer internship into a career position with a local company. “I began my internship with Mermet the summer of 2011. I had just completed my sophomore year of college and I knew it was time to start pursuing a…
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Converse College Student

Hailey Hodge double-majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Studio Art. She was able to land two internships by integrating and applying the skills she learned in both her areas of interest. Hodge completed a design internship at Whipp, an advertising agency in Spartanburg, SC, in the spring of 2012.  “I had just finished…
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bailey szustak

Bailey Szustak ‘13, a philosophy and studio art major with a minor in art history, completed an internship with the Johnson Collection, a Spartanburg-based collection of historical and contemporary art from or inspired by the American South. You might expect that her internship focused on art history, but instead, it was a philosophy course.  She…
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