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from the editor

Career-related internships have become a requirement for many competitive entry-level jobs. Summer internships also allow students to explore areas of interest, apply knowledge beyond the classroom, and discover new possibilities.

Internships with private sector companies are often paid positions, but those with non-profit organizations—in the arts, communications, international development and public policy, for example—rarely provide stipends. These are not an option for students receiving financial aid, who must contribute summer earnings to their college costs.

The College and the Challenging Women campaign have made additional internships a priority so that the full range of opportunities is available to all students. Thanks primarily to gifts and grants from alumnae and friends, the College is supporting more than 80 student internships this summer.

For a decade, the Bulletin has supplemented its print Reunion coverage with expanded reporting and additional photographs online. Now, thanks to Amanda Cegielski ’09 and Diana Ekman ’09, summer interns with Bryn Mawr’s Summer Multimedia Development Institute (SMDI), the Alumnae Association website offers not only a traditional slideshow of Reunion images, but online audios and videos so that alumnae can sample highlights of the many lectures and presentations.

Associate Director of the Alumnae Association Diana Evans, who masterminds Reunion Weekend, met weekly with Cegielski and Ekman to go over content and design issues.

“I stressed the importance of a professional-grade final product to be used for external relations, and I haven’t been disappointed,” said Evans.

“This program is a terrific example of the collaborative partnership that Bryn Mawr offers students and professional staff, and I’m loving the opportunity to bring Reunion to a broader audience while giving our interns experience that can translate to professional portfolios and careers.”

A photo taken by Cegielski is part of our cover montage, along with a vignette by Paola Nogueras ’84, whose photos are featured in the Reunion story. (Patricia Crystal ’09 worked as assistant to Nogueras.) Cegielski’s original photo is shown below.

Links to audios and podcasts and photos are at www.brynmawr.edu/alumnae/reunion/photos.

 

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