Desktop News | September 2023 Over the past two summers, Emily Smith’s Potomac River journey has been far from that of a casual tourist. As an active participant in the 2022 A&S Professional Preparation Program in Washington, D.C., Smith leveraged her connections and newfound experiences to secure prestigious internships in the nation’s capital during both the summers of 2022 and 2023. The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring professionals, and Smith’s journey exemplifies […]
Desktop News | September 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program is an initiative focused on empowering students for success in the professional world and providing them with unique opportunities in the nation’s capital. By offering exposure to a diverse range of government and Washington, D.C. specific settings, the program aims to prepare students for internships and jobs that align with their career interests. Throughout the journey, participants engage in briefings with esteemed organizations, meetings with elected officials and informational […]
Desktop News | May 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the professional world of the nation’s capital. The program offers a chance for students to explore a wide range of career options, make connections and gain practical experience. This spring, a group of 25 students traveled to DC to attend meetings and events designed to showcase the many internship programs and career tracks available to them. Their experience was not […]
Desktop News | February 2023 In March 2022, The University of Alabama senior Austin Smithson took a trip that would forever change the scope of his career and life. The political science major went to Washington, DC, with the Washington DC: Professional Development Program to explore the city and make connections, ultimately leading him to an internship in the White House. Smithson, a first-generation college student, pushed himself out of his comfort zone to find a place on campus […]
From the July 2022 Desktop News | In May, Dr. Pamela Young, Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development, and Dr. Lisa Pawloski, Associate Dean for International Programs, led a group of UA professional academic advisors and faculty on a study abroad capacity-building trip to South Africa. The trip, the culmination of a faculty-centered skills-building initiative that began in 2019, had a two-fold goal of equipping advisors to better engage students seeking experiential learning opportunities and diversifying the study abroad participants […]
From the July 2022 Desktop News |Over the past semester, Craig Wedderspoon and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, Alabama. Wedderspoon believes that the service-oriented, function-driven character of art is often amplified during the execution of collaborative, community projects. Wedderspoon was introduced to the Hill Hospital through the work of Engage Alabama, who commissioned the bench project as a part of their 2022 initiative. “I have always […]
Over spring break, 12 students from the College of Arts and Sciences took on the nation’s capital and explored opportunities for future careers during the Washington, DC Professional Preparation Program, hosted by the A&S ICUE Connector.