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Rosa  Del Carmen Gomez

Rosa Del Carmen Gomez '20
Major: Journalism
Minor: Spanish Language Studies
Weymouth, MA
WCVB Channel 5, Needham MA

Rosa's internships at WCVB Channel 5 and WGBH Channel 2 have brought her closer to her goal of becoming a broadcast journalist.

"My internship with CityLine at WCVB gave me end-to-end ownership of production for a full episode of the show. It was the perfect place to grow and learn more about the field. I took photos during show tapings, prepared hosts with guest briefings, and contributed to the show's promotions. I want future Lasell interns to know that being flexible and helpful, asking questions, and being kind at your internship will allow you to get the most out of it. This was an amazing opportunity with a great deal of fun and a lot of hard work."

Cristian Rivera

Cristian Rivera '21
Major: Exercise Science
Framingham, MA
Velocity Sports Performance, Norwood, MA

Cristian's internship at Velocity Sports is one of three required field work experience courses for his major.

"My experience at Velocity Sports Performance has been exceptional and surpassed my expectations. It has been both difficult and rewarding because I am learning the hands-on part of my career. I learned how to lead group warm-up sessions, how to coach general populations including young athletes, and how to conduct athlete testing. Effective testing and measurements inform training decisions that help athletes achieve their goals and maximize their potential. This has been a great experience and I've learned so much."

Cory Neal

Cory Neal '21
Major: Athletic Training
Mansfield, MA
New England Free Jacks Professional Rugby Team, Waltham, MA

Cory's major includes six different clinical rotations.

"My clinical rotation with the Free Jacks has taught me different therapeutic techniques, rehabilitation skills, and varieties of injury prevention techniques. My preceptor (instructor) has motivated me to work my hardest, which helps me get the best possible educational experience in a clinical setting. Everything I have seen in this rotation has been eye-opening in terms of career paths I can pursue in the future. Working at the professional level is different than working with college or high school athletes. The players and staff have made it a welcoming and educational experience. Future interns, learn as much as you possibly can from your preceptors. They were once in the same place as you."

Jasmine Williams

Jasmine Williams '21
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Waterbury, CT
Williams Elementary School, Newton, MA
Dennis Haley Pilot School, Roslindale, MA

Jasmine expanded her educational horizons with cocurricular activities at Lasell.

"I have had three different internships since arriving at Lasell. I tutored kindergarten students at Bridge Boston Charter School, where I was utilized to help promote students' active voices and allow them chances to express their feelings in a healthy way. That was through the PACES program at Lasell's Center for Community-Based Learning. In my sophomore year, I was placed in a kindergarten classroom at Williams Elementary School, where I observed classroom instruction, parent-teacher meetings, and team development. I had opportunities to instruct morning meetings, instruct small group math lessons, and perform progress monitoring assessments on students. As I close out my junior year, I'm finishing my placement at Dennis Haley Pilot School in Boston. I've been facilitating whole group lessons. And, in January, I traveled with Lasell to Antigua and Barbuda where I taught in the country's school system for the week. I collaborated with teachers on the island and gained perspectives on their pedagogical instruction strategies. It helped me find my true teaching style."

Antigua & Barbuda classroom

Joseph Cucuzza '20
Major: Finance and Accounting
Saugus, MA
Harbourvest Partners, Boston, MA

Joseph's internship provided him the opportunity to earn valuable work experience by performing portfolio data analytics and learning about private equity funds.

"I work in portfolio data analytics, creating performance valuation models for our clients who are private equity fund investors. I keep up to date on each fund, tracking their performance. I have learned a lot about Excel, financial statement analysis, fund accounting, and private equity funds. My advice for future interns is to be the first one there and the last one to leave, ask questions after you have tried to figure it out first, take notes during meetings, pay attention to details, never turn down a social invitation from colleagues, and set up a time each week to meet someone new in your firm. Network!"

Hannah Bowerman

Hannah Bowerman '20
Major: Fashion Design and Production
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Internship: Albright Fashion Library, Beverly Hills, CA

Hannah utilized the summer of her junior year to expand her horizons on the west coast at a one-of a-kind library for the fashion elite.

"I've had an amazing experience at my internship, learning so much from the fashion to the business side of running a successful business that rents high end clothes to stylists, celebrities, and costume designers. I definitely feel that I have made some good connections that will help me further down the road when I have to look for jobs and figure out exactly what I want to do in the fashion industry."

Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller '21
Major: Psychology
Minor: Criminal Justice
New Bedford, MA
Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford, MA
Amanda's interests led her to pursue a summer internship to advance her coursework in the fall.

"Every day at my internship is different. Each child's needs vary and some need more attention than others. There are some kids who routinely have more of a difficult time, and those are the ones I try and learn something from in hopes I can help them. So far, I have deescalated situations, help continue safety plans that have been created for students, and am always observing how everyone interacts with one another."

Kaitlyn Hennessy

Kaitlyn Hennessy '22
Major: Event Management
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Hudson, NH
Internship: ETQ, Burlington, MA

Kaitlyn is enrolled in Lasell Works, the University's professionally focused undergraduate program that allowed her to complete all coursework online during her sophomore year. This allowed her to devote more time to her position as a marketing and events intern at ETQ.

"My internship put me in charge of coordinating and putting on ETQ's 300-attendee customer conference in Miami, Florida. Since I am a Lasell Works student, I was able to work more hours and was fortunate enough to actually attend the conference in Miami! Working for ETQ gave me confidence that I plan to take with me to future internships and job opportunities."

Samantha Tompkins

Samantha Tompkins '20
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Hometown: Whitman, MA
Internship: The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

Samantha's major will take her into centers of specialized education. Travel to schools in Antigua and Barbuda with Lasell fit perfectly with her passion for world travel.

"At The Fessenden School I have learned a new scope of education. I also work one on one with students during instruction who have some barriers in their learning. Teachers have the ability to work more in tune with their students and their needs as opposed to the public school state standards."

Caitlin Ernst

Caitlin Ernst '20
Major: Law & Public Affairs
Minor: Forensics Studies
Hometown: Hudson, NH
Internship: Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Framingham, MA & Woburn, MA

Caitlin's internship has given her direct access to the kind of criminal justice agency work she hopes to pursue after graduation.

"The first semester of my senior year I interned at the Framingham Regional Office of the DA's office. I assisted the District Court paralegal with different discovery requests in order to complete files for the assistant district attorneys. I also worked on updating tracked cases that were specifically chosen to be monitored by the regional director. Also, I attended various trials at the Framingham District Court. I am now interning with the Cold Case Unit of the DA's Office in Woburn, MA. I am getting hands-on experience within a real-world agency. I went into this internship with an open mind and was eager to learn everything I can, and I have learned an immense amount of information about the criminal justice system."

Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan '20

Major: Event Management 
Minor: Communications
Hometown: Kennebunk, ME

Internship: GrooveBoston, Woburn, MA

Stephanie found her internship by following up with a guest speaker in one of her Event Management classes.

"The company's director, Bobby Dutton, spoke in one of my classes at Lasell, and I instantly fell in love with their mission. I was promoted from an intern to senior intern, and I now work part-time as their engagement coordinator. I already have a job lined up for when I graduate. If you want to turn your internship into a job, find an area that you excel in and make it your own."

Alexandra Bartlett

Alexandra Bartlett '20

Major: Business Management and Marketing  
Vineyard Haven, MA

Internship: seqWell, Beverly, MA

Alexandra chose a summer internship, so she could take a deeper dive into the business of startups.

"I took on different roles at this start-up, working closely with the sales team on generating leads as well as with the CFO, NPD team, and even the scientists. Being able to wear different hats has kept each day interesting and fast-tracked my learning."

James Kappatos

James Kappatos '20

Major: Communications
Concentration: Public Relations  
Seekonk, MA

Internship: DPA Communications, Boston, MA

James chose a small public relations firm where he was able to work directly with clients.

"After my internship with DPA Communications, I plan to complete more internships doing in-house, nonprofit, and corporate PR so that I can diversify my experience and explore where my passion for PR lies. I can confidently say that due to Lasell's Connected Learning philosophy, I am prepared to pursue my goals."