Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Saint Vincent gave me the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful people – both during my time there as a student and after.
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Recent Saint Vincent College English graduates have gone on to successful careers that include the following:
Ultimately, the person graduating with a degree in English will comprehend language both as a tool and an art, having explored the felicitous tension between creative impulse and traditional form. Such a comprehension enables graduates to succeed in teaching, law, professional writing, creative writing, and academia.
Internship: Professional Writing, Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
Date: Spring 2011
Class of 2014
Being an intern with the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau was an excellent experience.
That was in the spring of 2011 at their office in Ligonier. The first
portion of my internship was writing summaries of the grants that had
received funding from the Visitors Bureau. This was both for their
records and in preparation for the program for their
presentation of the grants. It involved researching the groups and
choosing pertinent information for the summaries. After writing the
summaries, I also proofed them. I was permitted to make my own schedule,
and usually worked 10 to 15 hours a week. They then
asked me to stay on once this project was finished.
My new job was to
manage their client and member database from events and shows the Bureau
would host or have a display at. It involved working with the database
they had purchased for this purpose, organizing
it, and entering new information. This internship absolutely came in
handy because I have done both of these things in my current graduate
student researcher job with the Learning Research and Development
Center. My GSR position requires 20 hours of work a
week and completely pays for grad school, healthcare, and gives me a
monthly stipend. Part of my GSR position involves proofing documents and
units. I have also worked on their membership database and have created
programs similar to the ones at the Visitors
Bureau. The internship undoubtedly helped me to get my GSR position and
my GSR position has been worth thousands for me.