Griffin O’Shea ’13 on a trip to Kenya
Colgate students, who interned last summer at companies such as NBCUniversal, Hukkster, Nike, and Facebook, are sharing their experiences. This post is written by Griffin O’Shea ’13, who spent his summer with the Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education – an internship that transformed into full-time employment.
The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) was an essential part of my undergraduate Colgate experience, and now, as a graduate, my relationship with the center continues as its interim associate director for the fall.
This semester, I’m coordinating all five — potentially six — Max Shacknai COVE alternative break service trips, including a newly introduced education-based trip to St. Kitts and Nevis. These alternative break programs offer life-changing travel opportunities for students to serve both domestically and internationally during breaks with the trips focusing on social enterprise, special needs programs, and disaster relief. I’ve greatly enjoyed getting in on the ground floor of new projects that may be staples for years to come. Read more