Career Services Hosts 28th Annual Field Experience Recognition Award Ceremony

Marist's top interns and employers honored at Cornell Boathouse 

Intern and Employer Plaques

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The Marist College Center for Career Services held its 28th annual Field Experience Recognition Award Ceremony on May 2 at the Cornell Boathouse. Journalism major Brooke DiPalma ’18 was honored as the 2018 Marist College Intern of the Year while United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region was selected Intern Employer of the Year.

A committee of three Marist faculty members selected the Intern of the Year recipients after nominees were submitted by each school. The committee was composed of Melinda Martinez, Director of the Liberty Partnerships Program, Van Riley, Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, and Nicole Murphy, Coordinator of Linguistic Studies. Desmond Murray, Associate Director for the Employer Experience in the Marist College Center for Career Services, was the Master of Ceremony for the event.

Marist College President David Yellen delivered the welcome address to kick off the ceremony and Julianna White ’11 gave the keynote address. Currently an editor at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., White talked about her career path in museum studies from Marist to receiving her master’s degree at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts to her previous positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery.

Murray spoke about the accomplishments of the eight Intern of the Year honorees before presenting DiPalma as the 2018 Marist College Intern of the Year.

Brooke DiPalma Intern of the Year

Dr. Mary Jones, Executive Director of the Marist College Center for Career Services, presented United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region with the 2018 Marist College Intern Employer of the Year award.

United Way Employer of the Year

An outdoor reception on the banks of the Hudson River followed the ceremony. Here is a complete list of the winners and nominees:

2018 Marist College Intern Employer of the Year

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

 

2018 Marist College Intern of the Year

Brooke DiPalma; School of Communication & the Arts

 

Interns of the Year By School

School of Communication and the Arts: Brooke DiPalma, Danielle Melillo

School of Computer Science and Mathematics: Zachary Recolan

School of Liberal Arts: Fiona Dwyer-McNulty

School of Management: Elizabeth Brozovich

School of Science: Paige Jacob

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: MaryClare Bacha, Alyssa Mongroo

School of Professional Programs: Patrick Tobin

 

Intern of the Year Nominees

Emma Hellmann; School of Management

Rachel Leahy; School of Science

Barbara Muldoon; School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Elizabeth Schlusser; School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sabrina Walls; School of Communication & the Arts

Lindsay Wells; School of Management

Rachel Wheaton; School of Science

Jacob Young; School of Communication & the Arts

 

History of the Intern of the Year Award

Given out annually since 1993, the Marist College Intern of the Year award recognizes graduating seniors who participate in internships, co-op positions, externships, or student teaching positions. Students are nominated by internship faculty coordinators in their respective schools.

One college-wide award is given to a student who has received the highest rating score of all of the various schools from a panel of three (3) judges, all of whom are Marist employees. The other awards are given to recipients in each of the schools at Marist College.

The nominated students are rated by judges on:

-GPA

-Resume presentation

-Level of involvement in intern program

-Evidence of professional growth

-Level of work responsibility

-Impact of placement on career decisions

-Student’s written communications

-Overall impression of materials presented

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