Matt Lumpp, Ohio University
This past summer, I had the pleasure of working in the Office of Student Retention and primarily oversaw the Summer Orientation experience for Parents and Guests. This internship afforded me a number of wonderful opportunities: the chance to supervise a large student staff, ability to work directly with students, parents, and guests during an orientation program, as well as the ability to challenge my creativity and leadership skills. After this internship, I feel very energized for the final year of my graduate program as well as prepare for life as a full-time student affairs practitioner. Furthermore, SUNY Brockport provided excellent living and dining accommodations that also allowed access to the amazing Rec Center! I highly recommend this internship or any of the other wonderful internships that this institution provides.
My experience at the College at Brockport was rewarding, both professionally and personally. The staff at the institution is more than willing to get to know you, provide valuable experiences, and help you determine and achieve your goals. As a part of the Community Development department, I was able to connect directly with students and parents during orientation to represent our office and Saturday of Service, a day-long service event for incoming students. I also enjoyed having a cohort model for my summer experience. In just eight weeks, I was able to make connections with my fellow interns that will last throughout my career and lifetime. The location of the college allowed us to easily travel to Canada and New York City for unforgettable weekend trips, in addition to enjoying the small town of Brockport during the week. I recommend this experience for anyone who is looking to make new connections, reflect on their place within student affairs, and enjoy a summer on the east coast.
Huong Nguyen, University of Connecticut