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Name: Jason Adams
Major: Media Studies and Production
Program: Global Internship (New York) summer 2015

I would like to take the time to share the journey I had in with Dream Careers now that it has ended. I joined the program through Temple University with a few goals in mind: I wanted to get an internship in New York, build connections outside of Philadelphia and audition for my dream job.

I started the program with an internship that was only a few hours a week. I was a graduating senior, so I needed to gain a lot more experience. Eventually, I secured another internship with the encouragement and help of the wonderful staff in the program. Having two internships gave me double the experience and an even larger pool of people to make connections with.

Connections are a huge part of success, no matter what field you are going into. New York has exposed me to people from everywhere imaginable. I live in Pennsylvania, and wish I would have realized how easy it is to take a bus here to meet the endless amount of people in New York. I will definitely be making trips back to New York regularly now. I wish I’d gotten to know everyone in the program, but the people I met were amazing sources of inspiration.

Now, about the audition I mentioned: I always wanted to be a Blue Man in Blue Man Group. I reached out to numerous people in the company and eventually secured a audition. I have been a drummer since the age of 10, and that’s one of the skills required to be a Blue Man. Unfortunately, I did not make the cut. However, I began talking to an active Blue Man in Boston who offered me some great advice. Without this program, I don’t know if I would have ever worked up the courage to audition. I can’t wait to try again.

Name: Reina Lopez
Major: Adult and Organizational Development
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2014
Program: Global Internship (Barcelona) Summer 2013
Instagram: _reina_lopez_

Hello, my name is Reina Lopez and my major is Adult and Organizational Development in the College of Education. My goals were to have career training and conducting seminars domestically and abroad on topics such as mediation, career coaching and conflict resolution in the workplace.

To prepare for a career abroad, I participated in the Barcelona Internship Program 2013. For eight weeks I worked for a digital company in its human resources department, on a number of projects that are now included in my résumé. Aside from my studies, I was involved in Temple’s Diamond Leaders as a peer facilitator conducting workshops for student organizations on campus. In my free time I enjoy yoga, visiting the bookstore, taking dance class and meeting new friends.

Name: Jamia Pugh
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2015
Program: Global Internship (NYC) summer 2014

Hi, my name is Jamia Pugh! I am Media Studies and Production major, with a Spanish minor, in the School of Media and Communication. I am from a small town in Pennslyvania but have the dreams and goals of Oprah Winfrey! I participated in the Study Away program during summer 2013, when I traveled to the West Coast for the first time ever. (LA was AMAZING!) I also participated in the Study Away program during summer 2014, when I was introduced to the Big Apple. (New York City is where your dreams will come true!) I never thought I would go outside Philadelphia to study or experience new things, but studying away was the best decision I’ve made thus far.

Name: Jessica Sudue
Major: Media Studies and Production
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Program: Global Internship (Barcelona) summer 2013
Facebook: Search Jessica Sudue
Instagram: Jessysolovely

My major is Media Studies and Production, and I recently went to Barcelona for the summer 2013 session. I had the opportunity to complete a video internship at Hangar Org and truly enjoyed my summer in Barcelona. I liked being having the ability to go the beach right after work and enjoying different menus for lunch. I also enjoyed many of the parks in the city and the breathtaking views. Barcelona is a city worth experiencing! I do not regret spending my summer there one bit! If you are interested in studying in Barcelona or would like to hear about my experience, do not hesitate to contact me.

Name: Elaica Zayas
Major: Media Studies and Production
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2015
Program: Global Internship (Barcelona) summer 2013

Hi! I’m Elaica, or you can call me Lai. I’m a Media Studies and Production major straight out of NYC. The International Internship program in Barcelona was the most rewarding and most fulfilling experience of my life thus far. I got to experience the city in a way many tourists don’t. Working in the city and understanding life and the pace of everything in Barcelona accelerated my learning experiences.

The places I saw within the city of Barcelona, the cities outside Barcelona I visited, the people I met, the things I experienced and so much more will be blissful memories I’ll never forget. Barcelona hands-down changed my life for the better. I am the first of my family to go to college and the first to leave the country beyond Central America. I am, to say the least, proud of myself and grateful for the opportunities presented to me through Temple University.

I plan on traveling as much as possible. I think if you have the motivation and the will to travel and explore a new life, new cultures and new countries, you can. It’s all about encouragement and hunger from within that will push you. I would’ve never imagined spending a summer in another country, let alone Spain. Now I don’t see it any other way! It’s all about perspective. TAKE ADVANTAGE!

Name: Camille Smith
Major: Strategic Communication
Major: Spanish
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2015
Program: Global Internship (Barcelona) summer 2013

My name is Camille Smith, and I am a Strategic Communications and Spanish major. On campus, I am a resident assistant in Morgan Hall North Tower and a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Entering into college, everyone had told me to make sure to study abroad, but as a double major I was not sure it would be possible. Finding the SMC Study Away program in collaboration with Dream Careers to Barcelona was, hands down, the most amazing experience I have had at Temple University thus far. While in Spain I fell in love with the city, the small towns, the Mediterranean and, of course, the food! Studying away is a must-do as a college student.

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