Networking Options in a Wide Variety of Fields
Participants in the Albany Internship Experience interact with area professionals
not only through their internships, but also via the "Nonprofits and State Politics"
seminar course taken as part of the program. Guest speakers from the fields of
government, political communication, journalism, and nonprofit fields regularly deliver
presentations to students in the seminar course. Site visits constitute another key
aspect of the course. As depicted in the photo above, for example, AIE participants
recently visited NY State Senator Sue Serino's office and met with the Senator's Chief
of Staff, Caroline Chauvin, as well as Marist alumnus Christopher Molluso, who serves
as Chief of Staff for NY State Senator Thomas Croci.
On another occasion, students
had the chance to meet with Brian
Cechnicki (at right), the Director of
Education Finance for the New York
State Education Department. Such
conversations enable students to
gain a firsthand sense of how policy-
making theories translate into practice
within specific governmental offices
Meet the Director of AIE
Dr. Krista Applebee joined Marist College as Director of AIE in 2012.
She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from LeMoyne College
and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Rockefeller
College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany, SUNY.
Dr. Applebee has nearly a decade of experience working in the NY State
Senate. She began in the Senate as the Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellow
followed by many years directing communications for a NY State Senator,
subsequently serving as Director of Student Programs. Read more>>