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HEA Students Heading to National Summer Internships

HEA Students Heading to National Summer Internships

Posted: May 5, 2015

Several students in the higher education and student affairs administration (HESAA) program have secured highly sought-after summer internships at universities across the country.

Students competed with their national peers through two internship programs—the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International and the National Orientation Directors Association—to gain this valuable professional experience.

"Because enrollments in higher education are down nationally, the job market has become even more competitive,” said Kimberly Kline, chair and associate professor of the Higher Education Administration (HEA) Department. “These students really had to work hard to earn these selective placements, which will help leverage their positions and give them an edge when they’re out in today’s workplace.”

HEA students participating in internships this summer

Kenise Adams
University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA – Residence Life

Dennise Bock
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Residence Life

Julian Cepeda
University of California (Merced Campus), Merced, CA –Orientation and New Student Programming

Dustin Gardner
Dalton State College, Dalton, GA – Orientation and First-year Experience

Keith Nunez
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA – Residence Life

Mollie Schaeffer
Stonybrook University, Stonybrook, NY – Residence Life

Vanessa Taylor
Brown University, Providence, RI – Residence Life

Buffalo State’s HESAA curriculum includes concentrations in administration, community education, counseling and student development, and research and evaluation. Thanks to the department’s extensive, 1,500-plus alumni base, HEA students have found internship positions around the globe.

Current HEA students and alumni will celebrate the accomplishments of new graduates at an awards banquet on Friday, May 15, at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. Contact the department at (716) 878-3789 for more information.

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