Three Ways to Gain Professional Experience without an Internship

After finding a professional passion through collegiate courses, many students seek internships to gain real-world experience in their field. These internships provide students with experience beyond a classroom where they can develop their skills and create portfolio pieces for their future endeavors. They also give students an advantage in their future job search, as most…

Mailey finds post-graduate success through internship experiences, professional development

Recent graduate Tess Mailey has always had a passion for women’s rights, and as a psychology major at Temple University, she sought professional experiences that would give her experience in the field. “As a woman, I think using your power and privilege to uplift and empower other women is not just important, but it is…

Summer Strategy: Four ways to professionally prepare for the fall semester

This summer, many students are taking advantage of their time off by completing internships in their desired fields. Most of these students prepared for their positions in the spring semester, a season before their desired start time. But what about students who are not interning currently, but want to do so during the fall semester?…

Diaz creates new program for enrichment center

Written by: Lauren Yagoda, Professional Development Intern Senior psychology major Caleb Diaz has had a passion for child development since he took a course on neurological development last summer. “[The class] really sparked an interest [in me],” said Diaz.  “I became fascinated with how miraculously the brain develops in the [infantile stage].” Diaz’s interest in…

Schmid Interns at Tuttleman Counseling Services, Finds Early Passion for Clinical Psychology

Written by: Lauren Yagoda, Professional Development Intern When senior psychology major Abigail Schmid applied to be a Self-Help Intern for Tuttleman Counseling Services, she was an underclassman with little experience in the field. “I was a sophomore at the time, so this was my first experience even thinking about internships,” said Schmid. After learning of…

Dunn studies away, gains political experience in Washington D.C.

Written by: Lauren Yagoda, Professional Development Intern When searching for internships, senior political science major Shawn Dunn knew that the best experience for his field of study would be located in a politically-focused city. “Washington, DC is the epicenter for all things politics, whether that be state and local, federal, or international,” said Dunn. “DC…

Morawczynski takes HR internship, develops experience beyond major

Senior psychology major Sarah Morawczynski first started her Temple career in 2003. Originally undeclared, she decided to take a five year break before returning to college, and when she came back, she had developed a passion for psychology. “I was interested in different aspects of substance abuse and counseling,” said Morawczynski. However, after an internship…