Family Weekend 2012: Work, Study Abroad, and Funding Opportunities through CIPE!
Work, Study Abroad, and Funding Opportunities through CIPE!
Saturday, October 13, 10am-11:30am
Sudler Auditorium, Harkness Hall (100 Wall Street) map
Please join the Yale College Center for International and Professional Experience for Family Weekend, and hear from a panel of Yale students who studied, interned, volunteered, or conducted research in the U.S. and abroad. Center for International and Professional Experience staff will discuss the variety of opportunities that are available to students, planning for and funding these experiences, health and safety abroad, and other important topics. Contact the Assistant Director of the Center, Katie Bell, for additional information
View the Family Weekend presentation.
Ryan Arnold, PC '13, is a junior majoring in Economics. At Yale, he is a Pierson College Master's Aide, an editor for The Bullblog, and a mentor for the high-school mentor program Ready, Set, Launch! He spent this past summer completing an internship at the Neiman Marcus group, rotating between the advertising and marketing departments of the Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com. In the summer prior, Ryan completed a marketing internship in Madrid through the Bulldogs in Iberia program at an environmental consulting firm.
Erin Biel, ES '13, is a Global Affairs (International Security Track) and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration double major. Erin has received the Richter Fellowship three years in a row in order to perform journalistic research in such places as Indonesia and Turkey. However, her most “memorable” experience abroad to date occurred when she first attempted to study abroad in Egypt at the American University in Cairo (AUC) during the Spring 2011 semester. Three weeks after arriving, the “January 25 Revolution” began in Egypt, and she shortly-and reluctantly-thereafter found herself on a MedEx flight back to the US. Eager to be back in Cairo, Erin was thankful that Yale permitted her to return to AUC for the Fall 2012 semester, where she was able to further pursue her passions of journalism and refugee issues—and even observed the country's first democratic parliamentary elections! Her experiences in Egypt piqued her interest in democratic transitions more generally and will now be spending part of her 2012 summer conducting research on Burmese refugee issues and political reforms in Burma and Thailand through a CIPE Research Fellowship for Juniors. Erin looks forward to encouraging others to spend time abroad during the school year, particularly to places that are slightly off the beaten path.
Megha Okhai, SY '13, is an Economics and Global Affairs major from Tanzania. In the summer of 2011, she completed the Yale Summer Abroad Program in Mumbai, which provided an invaluable new perspective on her cultural heritage. Amidst the excitement of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics, she spent her junior year abroad studying the General Course at the London School of Economics. Megha strongly believes that the adventure of studying abroad is true to the Yale spirit and looks forward to helping fellow Yalies find opportunities to create their own memorable experiences abroad.
Nicholas Sas (SM '14) is an East Asian Studies major. He spent the summer of 2012 interning at the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle in Shanghai through the Bulldogs in Shanghai program, where he had the built-in community of fellow Yalies in one of the largest metropolises in the world. In summer 2011, he was in China through the Princeton in Beijing studying Mandarin with the support of the Light Fellowship. It was probably one of the most intensive academic challenges he has ever taken on, but it was also one of the most rewarding. China is too important to ignore, and Yale offers a plethora of opportunities to dive in.