Career Services Hosts 28th Annual Field Experience Recognition Award Ceremony
Marist's top interns and employers honored at Cornell Boathouse
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.
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.
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:
-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