Monday, August 26, 2013

What We Did Over Summer "Break": Part 1

It's the first day of the Fall semester, and summer has gone by quickly, but for many College of Liberal Arts students and faculty, summer has been an eventful and highly productive period. Take, for instance, Criminal Justice major Carl Frauenpreis, who completed an internship with the U. S. Secret Service under the direction of Dr. Babak Mohassel and had the opportunity to meet with former president Bill Clinton.

Carl Frauenpreis, left, with former president Bill Clinton
Carl writes: 

"On the last day of my work week, we went on a protection detail to escort former president Bill Clinton to a private airport. I was very excited because he was at one time one of the most powerful men in the world and not many people get to privately meet him... We all spoke briefly and he even allowed us to take a picture with him... At the end of the day it was a great experience and a great close to my first week interning."

Internships provide great opportunities to synthesize and apply the concepts students are introduced to in their general education and major courses. They also promote confidence and can greatly facilitate the transition from school to employment--in fact, may internships lead directly to offers of permanent employment. Whatever your major, it's never to early to start planning for an internship. 

In the coming days this blog will feature the summer work of BU College of Liberal Arts students and faculty here on campus and around the world. Stay tuned!