Village Students Immersed in Real-World Experiences
While numerous high school students enjoy spending their summer vacation relaxing at the beach, spending time with friends, or taking trips to their dream destinations, many at The Village High School took on internships to gain real-world experience in a field they were passionate about.
With students interning at organizations like the Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Adam and Henderson Law Firm, MasterWord Services, Radix, and Cisco, students learned applicable skills and bought back memorable experiences that will help them determine what they would like to do in the future.
Rising senior Tanvi Chidambaram interned at Reddy & Neumann Law Firm, among numerous others, to learn more about immigration and foreign policy.
“I was interested in [immigration and foreign policy] because of the current political situations and wanted to help in any way possible,” said Chidambaram. “Interning here not only allowed me to learn more about the issue, but also learn more about what we can do, even without a specialized degree. Having the chance to intern at this firm only confirmed my interest in law and further sparked my passion for change.”
Among the numerous opportunities and fields available, rising junior Joshua Varghese decided to intern with PrimeCare Medical Group situated in the Memorial Hermann Hospital.
“This internship was a very beneficial learning experience, as I learned about the many different aspects of a primary care clinic including billing, check-in/check-out, nursing, filing, and more,” said Varghese. As he aspires to be a physician in the future, he was specifically interested in learning about the medical aspect of the practice. He continues, “I enjoyed being able to shadow, or follow, physicians and learn how they dealt with each patient efficiently and compassionately.”
This flexible internship, in terms of tasks and timings, was especially beneficial as it helped him gain exposure to a variety of different professions associated with the medical field. “My medical knowledge and terminology expanded greatly over the course of this internship just due to the sheer amount of exposure to so many different medical cases. Most of all, this internship helped strengthen my resolve to work hard and pursue a career in medicine,” he concluded.
To strengthen her skills in journalistic writing and learn more about the field in general, rising sophomore Esha Garg interned with Best Version Media. She wrote and edited articles and organized their calendars.
“Although being a part of the yearbook staff for the last two years has taught me a lot and let me learn about my school community, being able to work for this newspaper company allowed me to learn more about the greater Houston community as a whole.”
As Garg is passionate about writing, this internship enabled her writing to be published to a larger audience. “It was truly very rewarding to have my own writing in my hands.”
As these students head into the new academic year, they have the skills acquired over the summer to aid them in their various endeavors, whether it be socially or the ability to perform a certain task.
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