Educational Studies Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2024

Educational Studies

Educational Studies

Eliza Gichner

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Employer: IMP
Job title: backstage hospitality coordinator 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has helped me realize what I do and do not want to do as a future career. Dickinson has also given me the necessary tools to be on my own postgraduation.
Internship Experience
  • Yellow Breeches Educational Center, Boiling Springs, Pa., art teacher.  

Tamba Durden

Hometown: Richmond Hill, New York
Major: educational studies
Employer: New York City Autism Charter School
Job title: ABA classroom instructor 

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson College has prepared me for life after graduation through the rigorous courses that have taught me lifelong skills, such as time management, discipline, organization and asking for help when needed. Dickinson has provided me with the skills to succeed both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.

Internship Experience 

  • New York City Autism Charter School, Bronx, N.Y., intern.
  • Camp Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck, N.Y. , bunk counselor and certified lifeguard. 

Lusila De La Rosa Diaz

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Majors: educational studies, sociology 
Graduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Field of study: teacher education program 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I have taken courses in various departments here at Dickinson, including in the departments of sociology, educational studies and anthropology. From these departments, I have learned critical thinking and analyzing skills that will help me navigate the work field as a future educator. Working at The Trout Gallery has allowed me to put those skills to the test while teaching my Spanish classes. Here have I not only put them to the test but have been able to refine and sharpen them. Through my sociology courses, I have been able to gain the consciousness that has allowed me to understand how our society works today and is constantly changing. I have also been able to get the tools and knowledge to be able to speak up about the issues we still see today in our educational system that are highly impacting students of color and low-income communities. Through all my courses and internships, I feel that I am prepared to enter into the graduate and educator world. 
Internship Experience
  • The Trout Gallery at Dickinson, Spanish assistant and Spanish coordinator. 

Felicia Olaoye

Hometown: Far Rockaway, New York
Major: educational studies 
Graduate School: Georgetown University 
Field of study: educational transformation
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I have received a comprehensive education on the field I would like to continue in.
Internship Experience
  • Rockaway Institute for Sustainability and Equity, teaching assistant/ project organizer/administrative counselor.   

Lilian Gittines

Hometown: Southbury, Connecticut
Major: educational studies 
Employer: Pennsylvania College Advising Corps
Job title: college adviser
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Going abroad!
Internship Experience
  • Bosler Memorial Library, Carlisle, Pa., intern.
  • German-American Institute of Saxony, Leipzig, Germany, intern.  



Published May 24, 2024