BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott College is a pioneer in requiring comprehensive internship experiences in every program of study for undergraduate students. Gianna D'Aprile (Millis, Mass.), who is a senior on the women's rugby team and an interior design major (minor in business administration) at Endicott, is currently interning at Elkus Manfredi Architects (EMA). Here's a look into her internship experience.
ECGULLS: Describe your overall internship experience.
ECGULLS: What have you learned from your internship?
ECGULLS: How will this internship help you in your career moving forward?
ECGULLS: What kind of networking have you done at your internship?
ECGULLS: Do you have a favorite experience or story from your internship? If so, what was it?
THE ENDICOTT INTERNSHIP MODEL
A philosophy of "learning by doing" permeates the college curriculum in which students are encouraged to integrate theory and practice in all of their studies.
Through their experiences in internships students will be prepared to:
- Apply, integrate, and evaluate knowledge within a particular academic discipline
- Develop competencies for careers and community service
- Explore career options and gain field experience
- Foster personal growth through increased self-confidence, interpersonal skills, an understanding of self and others, and a heightened awareness of ethical standards
- Improve the ability to learn in a self-directed manner
(Photo Credit - Mike Conners)