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ACAchieves Spotlights

Assumption students – and alumni – understand the importance of applying classroom knowledge to real-world situations. You’ll find many of our students doing internships and research projects, which aid them in securing jobs and graduate school placements in their senior year. Learn more about the achievements of our students and alumni below.

Annamaria Carrese
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '16
Internship: Training and Development Intern at Genesis Club; Position: Mental Health Worker at Four Winds Hospital

While interning at Genesis Club, I learned about the Clubhouse model, which is known internationally. Now I have a better understanding of what it might be like to live with a mental illness after working there.


Julianne Armstrong
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies with a concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders '16
Internship: Speech-Language Pathology Intern at Thom Early Intervention; Position: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Worcester State University

At my internship, I learned about the field of Early Intervention and how Speech-Language Pathologists treat speech and language disorders in children under three years of age.  I also learned alternative forms of communication, such as using an iPad with non-verbal children so that they can express themselves.  My Assumption courses gave me a strong educational foundation about the helping services.

Wendy Argueta
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '16
Internship: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Unit Social Services Intern at Jewish Healthcare Center; Position: Accounts Receivable Support Specialist at American Renal Associates

Assumption taught me to open-minded and to be willing to take initiative in the human services field. Alzheimer's is a disease that can take a toll on family members. Being available to help families who care for patients can make a difference in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones.

Kathryn Severance
English '17
Internship: Intern Reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

To write stories, I reached out to and spoke with multiple sources and conducted my own research on leads. I also had the opportunity to participate in the editing process with a copyeditor and to go out in the field and shadow a reporter.

Liliana Urso
Mathematics '16
Internship: Research Experience for Undergraduates at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Post-Grad Plans: Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University

At WPI, I worked on a research project with sustainable infrastructure materials. I’ll be published along with other graduate students and professors for our research. This experience has helped me prepare for my graduate degree and my future endeavors!

Collin Smith
Biology '16
Internship: Portfolio Optimization Intern at Berkeley Research Group; Post-Grad Plans: MBA at Assumption College

I attended the career and alumni networking night last fall, and through that I met someone who was able to put me in contact with my future employer. Without Assumption’s alumni network, I would not have been given the opportunity, which will now likely define my future and my career.

Kendra Sloan
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '16
Internship: Level 2 Teacher at New England Center for Children; Post-Grad Plans: Level 2 Teacher at New England Center for Children

Assumption has made me grow in many ways as a student and as a person. I learned so much from all the professors here and my major has aided immensely on preparing me for my internship and career. Working at New England Center for Children has taught me about working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Hardik Patel
Accounting '16
Post-Grad Plans: Staff Accountant at O’Connor & Drew P.C.

The liberal arts education I have received here at Assumption has prepared me to start my career in Accounting.  I have to especially thank my professors and peers who have helped me reach my goals.

Kimberly DeStefano
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '16
Internship: Young Parents Program Intern at YWCA of Central Massachusetts; Post-Grad Plans: Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School

The hands-on experience I gained through my internship has educated me in a way that no textbook can about how to be a professional in the human services field and how to relate to those who tend to be overlooked or fall through the cracks. My professors taught me to be passionate about the work I do and have prepared me for any opportunity.

Madeline McLean
Management '16
Internship: Grants Intern at The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

I really enjoy my internship because I feel like a part of the team. They make a remarkable difference in communities where people really need the help. It's a special experience to be a part of an organization that makes such a positive impact on their community.