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Educational Studies Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2019

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Educational Studies

Jessie Doyle

Majors: music, educational studies
Hometown: Hingham, Massachusetts
Graduate School: Boston University
Field of study: music education

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It has given me the experiences to know that I want to become a music teacher, and I have made incredible relationships with professors who have served as references and advisors for after graduation.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am planning to get my master's in music education and then hope to get my certifications to teach music in a high school.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The department of music has given me an amazing experience and has the best faculty of any department. We're a family. Presenting the research I conducted in my senior music seminar was one of the proudest moments for me at Dickinson.

Internship Experience

I interned as a music teacher at a summer camp called Camp Burgess and Hayward.

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Briona Hawkins

Major: educational studies
Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Employer: Teach for America
Job title: KIPP N.J. teacher in residence

Job Responsibilities

I will be a Teach for America member as well as a KIPP N.J. teacher in residence. I will be teaching English/language arts and social studies at the middle school.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me how to persevere, how to make lifelong and meaningful connections, as well as how to navigate new spaces.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am excited to go back into my neighborhood and teach children. I want to show them that success can belong to everyone.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Meeting my friends in various spaces from dance to classes and participating in the dance department and clubs on campus.  I valued becoming apart of my sorority Delta Sigma Theta as well.

Internship Experience

I interned with Breakthrough in Brooklyn, Uncommon Schools in Newark and at the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools while participating in the Washington Center program.

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Yuer Zhang

Major: educational studies
Hometown: Wuxi City, Jiangsusheng, China
Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Field of study: Latin American studies

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I think Dickinson prepared me to be bold and proactive to take different directions to get a certain goal. For example, because I wasn't able to study abroad in Latin America with Dickinson due to the lack of course credits, I applied to an internship abroad myself and was able to go by using a Dickinson internship grant. The Dickinson education taught me to be open about my options and develop my personal agency to initiate tasks and achieve them.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

My graduate school takes a complete turn from majoring in educational studies and minoring in psychology to Latin American studies. This field requires a lot of knowledge in economics and international relations, which is a realm that I haven't yet explored. I am excited to build on my previous knowledge and embark on this new journey.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I would say the moment when I became engaged in W.I.N.D club as an executive member. As an international student from China, I went through a lot of struggles and adjustments coming here. When I got chosen, it was the first time that I felt I had the possibility to empower others by creating a safe and fun space for my fellow international students and to create opportunities to connect domestic and international students.

Internship Experience

Summer 2018, I interned at the Fundación Escuela Nueva in Bogotá, Colombia. I served as an educational research assistant, conducting Spanish literature reviews on students' social-emotional skills, developing communication strategies and conducting stakeholder analysis. Outside of work, I also investigated the potential to implement the Escuela Nueva model in Chinese rural schools and presented in front of the CEO.

Winnie Le

Majors: educational studies, French & Francophone studies
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Graduate School: University College London
Field of study: comparative education

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

All the meaningful relationships I nurtured with other Dickinsonians (my professors, my peers, my employers, my Toulouse host family, etc.) have greatly facilitated my personal growth, tremendously enriched my worldview and prepared me well for the future.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being an English writing tutor and studying abroad in Toulouse (for both a summer semester and a spring semester)!

Halle Winkler

Majors: educational studies, psychology
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Employer: Deloitte
Job title: consulting analyst

Job Responsibilities

I will be working with Deloitte's public sector clientele, specifically within the strategy and operations division.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Independence, perseverance, doing things for myself.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Entering into a totally new field in a new city. I am super-excited.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The amazing friends I have made.

Internship Experience

In the summer of 2017, I was an educational policy intern at the Oregon state capitol. In the summer of 2018, I was a supply sales intern at Pacific Office Automation, doing high-stakes sales.

Rebecca Safranek

Majors: psychology, educational studies
Hometown: Smithtown, New York
Graduate School: Queens College
Field of study: applied behavioral analysis

Internship Experience

Worked at a preschool for children with disabilities.

Andrea Barrows

Majors: educational studies, French & Francophone studies
Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut
Employer: TAPIF - Teaching Assistant Program in France
Job title: teaching assistant

Job Responsibilities

 I will be teaching English in one or more middle/high schools in Strasbourg, France.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me how to write, think critically, advocate for myself and be independent. I've also improved my language skills through studying abroad in Toulouse, and that will help me as I move on to my next step of teaching in France.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm excited to travel and explore more of France. I'm also excited to eventually teach in independent schools and potentially get a master's degree in education policy.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Study abroad, relationships with faculty/peers and involvement in the music department.

Internship Experience

I interned at King Philip Middle School in West Hartford, Connecticut, mainly with 6th grade French classes. I helped with homework, group activities and classroom management.

CC Clapp

Major: educational studies
Hometown: South Berwick, Maine
Employer: Chewonki Foundation
Job title: wilderness trip leader

Job Responsibilities

I will be leading wilderness trips for teen girls at a summer camp. I will be in the field for three weeks with one specific group and one other co-leader. We will be backpacking and canoeing in Maine.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has prepared me by allowing me to explore my passions inside the classroom and out. I have found my career path and goal in my professional life through the ability to find what I am most interested in.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am excited to be able to have the freedom and ability to complete projects and tasks based on my own preferences.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Leading pre-orientation trips, becoming a tour guide and participating in two different independent studies.

Internship Experience

I worked for a company called Child Time School Age Care, that is a private child care facility that operates out of all the elementary schools in Carlisle. In addition to working with children in the schools during after school and before school programs, I worked in the office to help with administrative work and recruitment.

Cory Litman

Major: educational studies
Hometown: Merion Station, Pennsylvania
Employer: City Squash
Job title: squash director

Job Responsibilities

Overseeing squash and academic responsibilities.

Internship Experience

City Squash in the Bronx.

Addie Downs

Major: educational studies
Hometown: Athens, Georgia
Graduate School: Lesley University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Field of Study: M.Ed. in elementary education with a license to teach 1-6 grades

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I know the path that I want to take, and I feel equipped to handle it.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm a bit nervous about the licensure examinations, but I'm excited for continuing my education in something I'm passionate about.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My internship, study abroad and my major courses.

Internship Experience

Sandwich Children's Center in Sandwich, New Hampshire: teacher's associate. Cared for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and organized activities, supervised classrooms and went on field trips.

Ian Norden

Majors: history, educational studies
Hometown: Dublin, California
Employer: JET Program (Japan)
Job Title: assistant language teacher

Job Responsibilities

Assist Japanese teachers of English in Japanese high school classes.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The professors here at Dickinson have really helped me to find new opportunities and have supported me through my career at Dickinson.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am most anticipating meeting new people and helping students in an educational setting.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Participating in a summer Mosaic in Japan was one of the main highlights of my experience. Through that program, I was able to form a new passion for Japan and Japanese culture I would not have been able to otherwise.

Internship Experience

I worked at the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco. There I was an educational intern and aided in summer camp programs.

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Published April 4, 2019