Summer Reflections Blog

Weill Music Institute – Connecting my internship to academics – Becca Shuman

6 hours 50 min ago
This internship has been really interesting for me precisely because it’s so different from what I normally do. As a music education major, I’ve spent the last four years of my life studying pedagogy, learning to play the different instruments, practicing conducting, and teaching in schools. And yet here at Carnegie Hall, my job is … Continue reading Weill Music Institute – Connecting my internship to academics – Becca Shuman

Facebook – My first month – Eddie Elizondo

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:44pm
So I’ve been 4 weeks into my internship. I’ve delivered more than a thousand lines of code and the initial stress is starting to kick in. The system is so big, complex and intricate that it gets a bit overwhelming. Furthermore, we are the first company to have such a system. No other company in … Continue reading Facebook – My first month – Eddie Elizondo

Center for Deep Listening – My first month – Sarah Clewett

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:29pm
After having been at the Center for Deep Listening in Troy, NY, for about a month now, I can say that this summer has been such a great learning experience for me. My main internship project has been to archive the many boxes of artifacts and media that have been sent from the center’s old … Continue reading Center for Deep Listening – My first month – Sarah Clewett

What is an Internship?

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The National Society for Experiential Education defines an internship as "a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience."

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Is grad school right for you?

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  • How might graduate school affect my career or professional plans?
  • Will the graduate degree enhance or narrow my employment prospects?
  • Am I burned out academically or anxious to continue with academic work?

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