Strong Stories: internships

Critical Thinking Leads to Success

Critical Thinking Leads to Success

During Elizabeth Jaimes’,'15, summer internship at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, the Meredith senior dealt with a challenge all researchers face — an experiment not getting the expected result.

“I had to deal with the frustration of data not being what I wanted it to be,” Elizabeth said. “I...

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Internships Strengthen STEM Skills

Internships Strengthen STEM Skills

Meredith College senior Rimsha Afzal is spending her summer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Marlene and Stewart Greenbaum Cancer Center, in Baltimore, Md., as a student intern. This is Afzal’s second summer as an intern in the Nathan Schnaper Cancer Research Internship Program. This year, her project involves identifying how...

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A Passion for Politics

A Passion for Politics

As a political science and Spanish double major, Emily Hawkins, ’14, is on a mission. Her ultimate goal? To help elect the first female U.S. President. And as a finance assistant for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan’s re-election campaign, she’s well on her way. Hawkins’ passion for politics – which she’s...

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Strong Seniors | Holly Mills

Strong Seniors | Holly Mills

Originally a social work major, Holly was inspired by convocation speaker Chris Jordan to pursue her passion for sustainability. So she changed her major to environmental sustainability – during her junior year.

She’d been intimidated by the prospect of upper-level science and math courses, but found that she thrived studying what she loved. And she...

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Strong Seniors | Angie Ramkellawan

Strong Seniors | Angie Ramkellawan

Watch strong senior Angie Ramkellawan, a business administration major, talk about her Meredith experience.

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Strong Seniors | Rodda Ouma

Strong Seniors | Rodda Ouma

When Rodda Ouma arrived at RDU International Airport four years ago to begin her Meredith education she didn't know what to expect, but she was determined to take advantage of every opportunity.

The senior from Nairobi, Kenya, attended Meredith through Zawadi Africa, an educational fund founded by Susan Mboya, Meredith’s 2014 commencement speaker. She maximized...

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Strong Seniors | Lara Pantlin

Strong Seniors | Lara Pantlin

Watch strong senior Lara Pantlin, a psychology major, talk about her Meredith experience.

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Strong Seniors | Rebecca Wyatt

Strong Seniors | Rebecca Wyatt

Rebecca Wyatt, ’14, came to Meredith and found her place. “Meredith gave me the unique ability to identify my passions and carve out my own place of belonging,” she said. A self-described “missionary kid,” Rebecca’s seen the world. She’s spent time in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand; Toronto and...

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Strong Seniors | Yailyn Polanco

Strong Seniors | Yailyn Polanco

Experiential learning is a key component of a Meredith education, and in particular, internships. Most of our students complete at least one internship, many more than one … but FIVE?

It’s obvious that Yailyn Polanco,’14, was blessed with an abundance of energy because this double major not only completed five internships during her four...

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Strong Seniors | Puja Patel

Strong Seniors | Puja Patel

Puja Patel,’14, came to Meredith to play tennis. A highly-competitive player, she was injured her senior year in high school and looked for a school with a strong Division III program where she could continue to pursue her sport.

She had no idea that Meredith’s outstanding psychology and undergraduate research programs would define her...

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