Considering an internship? Hear the experiences of recent internships from Illinois Wesleyan students Haley Kitchell (Business Marketing), Jasmine Cole (Nursing), Max Polisky (Business with Psychology minor). Melissa Ramirez (Psychology with Hispanic Studies minor), Alex Bechtel (Business and Economics). iwu.edu/ccenter/
Filmed and interviewed by fellow students Simeon Pratt and Max Polisky.
Ben is a double-major in economics and mathematics. He won support from the Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics to research the probability that immigrants will have health insurance. Ben feels this issue is worth investigating, because it helps us understand how economically disadvantaged people--and their children--are at risk to be uninsured. Professor Mike Seeborg is advising on this project, and cites Ben's "terrific technical skills and inquisitive mind" as factors in his success.
Christopher Crown visits the Major/Minor Fair, and gives thoughts about his first year. In addition to his interests in the environment and hard sciences, Chris is a self-taught trumpet player. At Illinois Wesleyan, he now plays in ensembles and gets free lessons via the Jennings Music Scholarship, iwu.edu/music/admissions/aid.html
Keshee' transferred to Illinois Wesleyan just before her junior year. Looking for more focused attention from faculty and internship opportunities to prepare for medical school, Keshee' visited campus in July and enrolled a few weeks later. She was surprised to qualify for a financial aid package which made her parents "really happy" and her credits have transferred "perfectly." She also surprised herself by joining a sorority for the first time.
Keshée Harris, pre-med major, transferred to Illinois Wesleyan as a junior to get the "focus" and personal attention she felt she needed to continue to medical school. Moving to a new state and a new school was "huge" and she hopes her passion will show her younger brother that academics will always be important and "you have to pursue your goals."