Emily DiBiase (center) views a book at Thornwillow Press in Newburgh, NY with Dr. Stephanie Pietros (left) and Stephanie Weaver (right) during the SURE program in 2013.
Of all the work experience that I have gained at the Mount, one of the most unique and personal adventures has been my work with the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program here at MSMC.
It all started when my RA at the time, Stephanie Weaver, introduced me to the program and encouraged me to apply. After looking at the list of available projects for the summer of 2013, I kept coming back to the project proposed by Dr. Stephanie Pietros involving lyrical ballads and poetry by Anne Bradstreet.
Interning this past semester has taught me more than I ever thought I could learn, not only about my field, but about myself as well. I was lucky enough to have an internship in the Marketing Office at the College. During my time there, I experienced first-hand every aspect of marketing, including photography and videography, advertising, web content management, social media management, and so much more.
Above: Photos from the 13th Annual Employment Fair on March 27, 2013
As someone graduating in the very near future, the idea of finding a job keeps me up at night. I was lucky to get an amazing education, but soon I will have an amazing amount of education loans. Fortunately, the Mount’s Career Center teaches you how to fly before being kicked out of your comfy nest.
The past two weeks have been relatively hectic, but I am finally done with my first set of term assignments. I have also started constructing my final papers which are due at the end of term today. What have I been up to you might ask? Besides editing and revising my assignments, I have been embarking on a few exciting adventures.
I recently took a tour of the Chelsea Football Club, and no, this is not American Football. I got to go out near the pitch and learn about how football began. Although I am not an avid fan, it was an amazing experience to see a stadium of such magnitude in London.
Guilty as charged. I apologize for not writing to all of you last week. It was a crazy one. I got home from Dublin on Monday and ran to my Shakespeare lecture on Richard II (it is not my favorite Shakespearean piece, but it is a perfect example of a history play). This week was paper week for me. I wrote two seven-page papers, and while I enjoyed writing them, it’s refreshing to have a little bit of a break to edit them before they are due in two weeks. I apologize, I am forgetting myself. Let me tell you about Dublin.