Emery/Weiner Senior Internship Week
Annually, the sixth through eleventh graders at Emery/Weiner go on spring trips across the nation while the senior class gains valuable experience at internships. For a week, seniors immersed themselves with learning tools in their interested and prospective career fields.
Megan Samuels interned with a pediatric surgeon at all of the hospitals in Houston including Memorial Hermann, The Women’s Hospital of Texas and a few others. Samuels said, “I learned a ton about different surgeries and procedures, and my favorite part was getting to touch a heart during a surgery!”
Ryan Bronston worked for the Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz’ Democratic challenger in the upcoming Senate election. Bronston stated, “I have learned the ins and outs of campaign fundraising, as well as some tips on how to run an effective field operation. I liked learning under a group of really passionate and intelligent people who want what's best for Texas.”
Jenna Blumrosen interned at My Red Glasses fashion blog. Blumrosen said, “I learned so much about the fashion industry. I got to help pick out outfits for a fashion show at Tootsies that was on Wednesday night, and then I got to help write a blog post on the spring sunglasses trends.”
Julia Fishkind chose to intern at Texas Young Autism Project because she is interested in a child psychology career. Fishkind felt that a behavioral therapist’s job is “incredibly difficult… but, it is incredibly gratifying.” She went on and added, “Seeing these kids learn something new or get something right even in the one work I was there felt amazing.”
Sam Kaminsky interned at Legacy Asset Management under the guidance of Mr. Rick Kaplan, Chief Investment Officer of the firm. Kaminsky said, “I learned a lot about security analysis, asset management, and the importance of understanding leading and lagging economic indicators to inform investment decisions.”
Along with Nathan Lederman, I interned at The Buzz because I was interested in practicing my journalism skills in the real world. Not only did I interview strangers for my first time, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the office’s welcoming environment and exploring unique sites in Houston.
Internship week, one of Emery’s greatest strengths in incorporating experiential learning, helped seniors see if their internship would be in their possible career area.
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