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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.

Kailey Filiere
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '16
Internship: Intern at New England Center for Children; Position: Level 2 Teacher at New England Center for Children

Interning at New England Center for Children opened my eyes to what I’m really passionate about – working with children with disabilities. The courses I took at Assumption helped make this real-world experience much more meaningful.

Jennifer Faenza
Secondary Education and Mathematics '16
Internship: Student Teacher at Auburn High School; Grad School: Master’s degree in Educational Technology at Central Connecticut State University

Assumption has shown me the value of hard work. I learned through student teaching that I will be challenged, but the profession is very rewarding. I feel my experiences here will help me be successful in the future.

Anne Ellis
English '16
Service Experience: Peace Corps Volunteer

Assumption helped me to realize what I want to do. I always knew I wanted to teach, but I discovered I wanted to do more than just teach. That’s why I’m going to spend the next two years in Africa working for the Peace Corps.

Joshua Dutilley
Marketing '16
Internship: Executive Intern at Target; Position: Executive Team Leader at Target

Assumption taught me how to present myself to customers and engage in conversations to help fill their needs. With all of the knowledge passed down from professors here at Assumption, I was able to utilize the things that I have learned in the classroom to my job.

Samantha DeForest
English '16
Internship: Public Affairs Intern at Assumption College; Position: Sales Proposal Writer at Cigna

My internship taught me about many different writing styles, both professionally and journalistically, as well as the importance of networking and developing working relationships. Writing is one of the most valuable skills a student can possess upon beginning the career search, and my internship provided me with ample opportunity to hone those skills and make me more appealing to potential employers.

Nicole Damaschi
Accounting '16
Internship: Accounting Clerk at AdCare Hospital; Position: Audit and Tax Associate at DiCicco, Gulman & Company

Working as an accounting clerk at AdCare Hospital exposed me to the healthcare industry, an area which I may be auditing in the future. I was able to gain a solid understanding of how hospitals work with their patients and insurance companies.

Timothy Carroll
Economics '16
Internship: Data Analyst at McLaughlin Research Corporation; Position: Enterprise Risk Analyst at Santander Bank

My internship at McLaughlin Research Corporation taught me how to effectively analyze large amounts of data. I also strengthened my presentation skills by presenting results and solutions to senior management.

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.

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