Community Profiles

Student Markita Dawson Broadens Skills during Virtual Internship

Moving outside her comfort zone, student Markita Dawson chose a summer internship that allowed her to gain experience with topics and activities she hadn’t focused on in her SLIS electives.

Student Joy Rodriguez Develops Library Resources for Zambian Children during a Virtual Internship

Student Joy Rodriguez went from practicing law to serving orphaned street kids in Zambia, Africa during her Fall 2012 virtual internship with the Lubuto Library Project (LLP), an international organization that provides traditional library and educational services to children and teens in need.

Student Patricia D’Cruz Gains Experience in Business Intelligence Research during Virtual Internship
Alum Melanie Chu Serves as Shipboard Librarian for Study-abroad Students Sailing the Mediterranean

After applying nine times for the competitive position of librarian for the University of Virginia’s “Semester at Sea” program, SLIS alum Melanie Chu seized the opportunity when offered the job for Summer Semester 2012, sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.

Student Jessica Meindertsma Blends Publishing Background with a Future in LIS Digital Resources

What began as an internship at Elsevier, an international publisher of science and health information, turned into a career pursuit for SLIS student Jessica Meindertsma, who works for Elsevier as a Journal Manager in their San Diego, California offices.