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The Ultimate Learning Experience

 

Patrick Kerssen

PATRICK KERSSEN '18

Moravian College Music Institute

The adage, “do what you love; love what you do” could certainly sum up Patrick Kerssen’s approach to his future career. 

Lauren Bertucci

LAUREN BERTUCCI ’18

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Like a lot of local Greyhounds, Center Valley native Lauren Bertucci ’18 thought she couldn’t be more familiar with the happenings near Moravian’s campuses. But that all changed when she began her internship with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.

Justin Vatti

JUSTIN VATTI ’20

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

For political science major Justin Vatti ’20, an internship with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) meant an opportunity to pursue his interest in policies and procedures that help his community.

Devon Harris

DEVON HARRIS ’19

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

As a computer science major, Devon Harris ’19 understood that if he wanted to one day work in the corporate world he needed to gain exposure to both the technology and business side of an industry. 

Karina Fuentes

KARINA FUENTES '18

Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program

We know what we read in the news, but few of us can fully grasp the difficulties a migrant or refugee family must face when adjusting to a new life in the US. The challenges can be especially great for the children, and that’s what drew Fuentes to her internship position.

Alyssa Boursiquot

ALYSSA BOURSIQUOT '18

Traditions of Hanover

You’re never too old to learn something new, especially when it comes to lessons in healthy living. This was senior public health major Alyssa Boursiquot’s approach to her internship at the independent living facility, Traditions of Hanover.

Charlotte Finnerty

CHARLOTTE FINNERTY ’18

Merola Opera Program

As a vocal performance major it goes without saying that Charlotte Finnerty ’18 has a passion for performance arts. But for her internship experience, she was more interested in stepping away from the stage to learn the business side of behind the scenes.

Tamara Garraway

TAMARA GARRAWAY ’18

PPL

When it comes to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace how does a corporation carry out these initiatives on a day-to-day basis? What does it entail and how is it executed? That’s what Tamara Garraway set out to learn through her internship.

Miles Molerio

MILES MOLERIO ’20

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

The college experience is all about self-discovery and finding your true passions. Sometimes this can lead to a surprising career path not even close to your original plan. Miles Molerio ’20 could certainly describe his entry to college in this way.

Kaytlyn Gordon

KAYTLYN GORDON '19

Galvanized

Many of us read magazines as part of our daily media consumption, but few of us know first hand how a publication comes together. That’s what Kaytlyn Gordon ’19 set out to learn through her internship at Galvanized Brands.

Lacey Moyer

LACEY MOYER '18

Center for Humanistic Change

At the heart of the psychology profession is a desire to help others. Being able to make a positive impact on the lives of many different area residents is what drew Easton native Lacey Moyer ’18 to intern at the Center for Humanistic Change.

Stephen Stoddard

STEPHEN STODDARD '16

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley 

Like many nonprofits, Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley relies on the talents of staff members who have to wear many hats. And as Stephen Stoddard '16 learned, it can be the perfect place to use a liberal arts education to its full advantage. 

Natasha Zacarias

NATASHA ZACARIAS '18

AXA Advisors, Karr Barth Associates, Inc.

Business management major Natasha Zacarias ’18 knew that landing her ideal internship wouldn’t come from luck, but rather persistence and perseverance. 

Melissa Pavia

MELISSA PAVIA '16

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ask Melissa Pavia ’16 to sum up the lessons she learned from her marketing internship at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and she would invariably point to her discovery of the benefits to being “a lifelong learner.”

Emily Korpos

EMILY KORPOS '16

Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care

Emily Korpos ’16 devoted her college career to learning the fundamentals of public health—disease prevention, education on healthy living—but her internship in hospice and palliative care thrust her toward the opposite end of the health care spectrum.

Gabriella Zaso

GABRIELLA ZASO '16

The Boys and Girls Club of Allentown

An internship at The Boys and Girls Club of Allentown gave psychology major Gabriella Zaso ’16 personal perspective on the power of kind gestures, large and small.

Tiffany Hamm

TIFFANY HAMM '16

Mack Trucks

Internships often amount to a few months, but Tiffany Hamm’s experience at Mack Trucks spanned across two school years. 

Kate Polles

KATE POLLES '17

Hoch Accounting

Accounting major Kate Polles ’17 never could have imagined that attending a Moravian College career networking event in New York City would lead her to an internship in her hometown of Nazareth. 

Morgan Calabrese

MORGAN CALABRESE '17

Bethlehem Eye Care Associates 

Biology major Morgan Calabrese ’17 always thought she would enjoy a career in science and after an internship at Bethlehem Eye Care Associates she now knows, for her, that means a career in optometry. 

CJ Widdifield

CJ WIDDIFIELD '16

Nazareth Dental Associates

“With dental school starting in the fall, what better way to begin learning than being hands on and applying knowledge that I was taught while at Moravian?”

Chris Hassay

CHRIS HASSAY '17

Miller Symphony Hall

It was an on-campus internship fair that connected English major Chris Hassay '17 to Miller Symphony Hall and a learning experience that he says he "will remember fondly forever."

Meghan Cote

MEGHAN COTE '16

Valley Youth House

As a college student, working in a professional setting can feel a bit intimidating. But when English major Meghan Cote ’16 accepted an internship in the administrative office at Valley Youth House she soon realized that she actually had a lot to offer the non-profit.

Matthew Tuorto

MATTHEW TUORTO '16

William Penn Elementary School

Matthew Tuorto '16 discovered a yearning to help others early in his college career.

 

Katarina Tornich

KATARINA TORNICH '17

Galvanized

Katarina Tornich '17 is passionate about health and fitness, so when her advisor suggested she pursue an internship at Galvanized—a media company that specializes in creating healthy-living content—she jumped at the opportunity.

Curtis Wetzel

CURTIS WETZEL '17

Olympus Corporation of America

As many college students scramble to receive internships, Curtis Wetzel ’17 took his career into his own hands and applied for an internship with Olympus Corporation of America.

Myles Barros

MYLES BARROS '14 and ALEX SZILAGYI '14

Merck

Recently, a colleague at Merck charged Pete Lega ’85 with a simple request: Go find young computer science majors who remind you of yourself 25 years ago.

Kimberleigh Burgess

KIMBERLEIGH BURGESS '15

Buxmont Academy

Does your future career have the potential to change lives? Kimberleigh Burgess’ could – at least her internship experience showed the opportunity for making such an impact.

Marisa Clark

MARISA CLARK '15

Artsquest

Angel Gable ’01 understands the trials of being a Moravian intern, which undoubtedly helped her own intern, Marisa Clark, during the undergraduate’s 2014 internship.

Karless Corvasce

KARLEE CORVASCE

Bethlehem Police Department

Interns at the police department are exposed to as many aspects of the job as possible—including observing emergency response and crisis negotiation teams and even going on ride-alongs with patrol officers.

Angela DelGrosso

ANGELA DELGROSSO '14 and LAUREN FROSCHHAUSER '15

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

Credit Angie DelGrosso for making her own success.

Nick Fitzsimmons

NICK FITZSIMMONS '14

Allentown's Community Services for Children

Nick Fitzsimmons’ internship experience got him on YouTube, and for all the right reasons.

Wendy Fomby

WENDY FOMBY '14

Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC)

Wendy Fomby was thinking strategically when she landed a tax accounting internship with Moravian alumnus Keith Bachman ’88.

Dior George

DIOR GEORGE ’15

Morgan Stanley

After two interviews, Joe Hoffmeier ’88 offered Dior George an internship creating spreadsheets for financial advisors, researching performance and risk, and learning about the assets side of banking.

Tim Lorah

TIM LORAH '14

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Standing on a ridge along the Blue Mountains, on the edge of the world's first refuge for birds of prey, Tim Lorah is in his very own classroom.

Tom Moyer

THOMAS MOYER '16

Phoebe Ministries

When a Hound is thinking about a potential career path, they go right to the source: and for Thomas Moyer ’16, a marketing major with a minor in healthcare services, Brynn Buskirk ’04 was one of several alumni Moyer hoped would bring clarity and sage advice to his future.

Kelsey Ottey

KELSEY OTTEY '14

PPL Electric Utilities

Real world experience doesn’t get more real than serving 1.4 million customers in 29 counties.

Emily Paulin

EMILY PAULIN '15

The Da Vinci Center

College internships are a perfect way to experiment with potential career paths before becoming a graduate.  Emily Paulin 16’ landed an internship at the Da Vinci Center in Allentown, where she realized she wanted to work with people and work towards a cause.

Patrick Perone

PATRICK PERONE '15

Tiffany's & Co.

As a compliance intern at Tiffany & Co., one of the world’s most recognizable brands, Patrick Perone came away impressed by the responsibilities he was entrusted with, which included ensuring the integrity of the diamond supply chain.