Two Experiences, One Company: Interns Complete International Internship with Australian Magazine

After developing an admiration for editing from her professional writing courses at MSU, Rachel Gignac completed a virtual internship as a Publishing and Communications Intern with Publishing ByChelle, an Australian-based publication that produces in-flight magazines for Australian airlines. The internship allowed the recent Professional and Public Writing alumna to receive hands-on experience with writing and editing before graduating this past spring.

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Apparel and Textile Design Major Interns Remotely for Indian Fashion Label

Haydn Ramey, a senior from South Lyon, Michigan, utilized her experience as an Apparel and Textile Design major towards her first internship working remotely as a Fashion Design Intern for the Indian fashion label Rohit Kamra. Rohit Kamra specializes in luxury menswear. However, when Ramey worked for the company this past summer, she helped produce women’s textile prints for its collaboration with…

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English Major Interns with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland

Despite being thousands of miles away, Mary Claire Zauel’s remote internship this past summer with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland gave her priceless educational experiences while cultivating communication and time management skills. As a Project Management Intern, Zauel, an English major currently in her junior year at MSU, organized live Q&A events with Irish film directors, managed the Screen…

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Spanish Major Uses Her Language Skills While Interning Remotely

Waking up to text messages from a supervisor in Spain with a six-hour time difference became part of Kaitlyn Wehner’s daily routine this past summer as an intern for Youlosophy, which produces self-help booklets from its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Wehner, a Spanish senior, worked remotely for Youlosophy after applying with the Global Remote Internship Program through the College of…

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Gaining Work Experience Abroad Without Leaving the U.S.

The MSU Excel Network’s Global Remote Internship Program has created remarkable, international remote work opportunities for students during the otherwise difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Jessica Snider, a junior studying Interdisciplinary Humanities, this meant gaining valuable experience for a year at a research position with Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET),  an environmental education organization based in Cape…

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Gaining Graphic Design Experience Through Global Remote Internship Program

Jett Mitchell, a Graphic Design and Apparel and Textile Design senior, recently completed a design internship with the London-based company Bulbshare, which was made possible through the Excel Network’s Global Remote Internship Program. As part of this remote internship, which lasted one semester, Mitchell managed the company’s marketing and social media assets, created designs/mockups for infographics, and worked towards improving the…

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Three Graduates Receive XA Outstanding Senior Award

The Experience Architecture (XA) Outstanding Senior Award usually is awarded to only one student who shows excellence in the program, standing out amongst their peers. However, for the second year in a row, multiple winners have qualified for their exemplary work. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures (WRAC) has named Joey Dearing, Madison O’Connor, and Ryda Sundila as…

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Graduate Leaving MSU with a ‘Heap of Memories’

Elena Bulthuis is a Citizen Scholar who is graduating this spring with two degrees in French and Experience Architecture. As she looks forward to graduation, she reflects on her time at MSU and the experiences she has had as a Citizen Scholar, studying abroad, studying away, interning, working for VIM Magazine, and more.

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Humanities-Prelaw Graduate to Begin Career in Virginia

Devin Heard is a Citizen Scholar majoring in Humanities-Prelaw with a minor in Leadership of Organizations and is graduating this spring. His post-graduation plans are to move to Virginia where he will work as a Business Development Consultant for the software giant, Oracle. As his career begins, he says he plans to give himself two years in which to decide whether he will pursue an MBA or juris doctor degree. But for now, he is celebrating having completed his bachelor’s degree and has taken the time to answer these questions:

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