Eric Klimowicz ’19 – Nissan United, TBWA (NYC)

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My time at Nissan United, was definitely an experience that I will remember. Everything from the team, the environment, to their accommodations, was truly exceptional. I ended up gaining more knowledge than I ever could have anticipated, while spending a week there. Mr. Castle, the president of Nissan United, was very welcoming, and made our stay very enjoyable. Throughout the week, the team prepared activities for us to complete, and let us get a true insight of the “behind the scenes” work of a global marketing and advertising agency. During the first day, the team got us acquainted with the company, and impact they have on Nissan globally. As soon as we arrived, Mr. Castle was there to greet us, give us an overview of the company, and give us a tour of their office. The rest of the day consisted of meeting different people who had different roles in the company. We met the […]

Nick Arbaugh ’20 – Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas (PA)

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My externship with Judge David Ashworth, a judge on the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, was an exceptionally eye-opening and informative experience. Having no prior background or training in law, I could not have asked for a better way to be introduced to the workings of the everyday American judiciary system. While major Supreme Court cases are often the only ones reported by major media news outlets, the majority of United States court cases occur in smaller courts such as the one in Lancaster County. These cases, while seemingly insignificant, can have monumental effects on the lives of everyday Americans. From the get go, my externship opened to me a facet of life that I had for too long turned a blind eye too. My first day at Lancaster County Court quickly introduced me to the “real world” as I sat in on the beginning of a criminal homicide trial that grew more contentious […]

Liza Goss ’18 – Zapwater Communications (IL)

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Zapwater Communications is a public relations agency located in Chicago and Los Angeles. The president and founder of Zapwater Communications, David Zapata, is a Gettysburg College alumnus. Zapwater’s services include media relations, digital and social content, event management, influencer relations, sponsorship and partnership development, marketing communication, and crisis communication for their clients. Their client list is extensive with five main focus areas; Consumer Services & Products, Design & Real Estate, Fashion, Beauty & Retail, Hospitality, and Travel & Destination.  Zapwater communications publishes in The Chicago Business Journal, Corp! Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and many other media and publication outlets for their clients. Their client list includes Marriott hotels, Kimpton Restaurants, Fresh Thyme farmers market, and Hickory Street Capital and many more. The office is energetic and open environment, everyone is very hard working which fosters creativity, productivity, collaboration and enthusiasm. During my week here I was able to work on a couple different projects […]

Kyle Woodley ’19 – Turtle Rescue Team @ NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

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The Turtle Rescue Team is run by North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary students and volunteers are welcome. The goal of this rescue is to take in injured or sick turtles, treat them, and if possible, release them back into the wild near where they were found. The majority of the turtles there were Eastern box turtles with broken shells. There were also yellow-bellied sliders, snapping turtles, and river cooters. There is an in-house incubator for any eggs that are brought in, laid by a turtle, or extracted from a dead one. Going into to this rescue I knew little about how to tell the difference between species, how to handle them, and the kinds of treatments they get. Luckily for me, the people at the Turtle Rescue Team are amazing. Everyone is helpful and willing to answer any question I could come up with. They truly wanted to help me understand how […]