Berea Students Explore Career Opportunities

Every year, Berea College makes it possible for students to have extraordinary pre-professional experiences. We are able to do so through the same generosity that makes possible Tuition Promise Scholarships, which enable every student to attend with little or no tuition costs. Some of our students share their experiences this summer expanding their skills on-the-job. Continue reading Berea Students Explore Career Opportunities

Berea Students Travel in the Summer

Summer is not only a time for relaxing, but also for learning, exploring, reflecting, and expanding one’s horizons. Berea students are involved in a myriad of activities and adventures both in Appalachia and abroad this summer. Many students are building their resumes and improving their career skills by interning at tech companies, schools, hospitals, and even here at Berea’s own Grow Appalachia Program. Along with the internships off campus, the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) hosts twenty students for the Summer Institute, an eight-week study of entrepreneurial leadership through community economic development. EPG students explore the creation of new ventures in Appalachia. Continue reading Berea Students Travel in the Summer

Student Interns: Their Lights Shine Brightly

Published originally in the Spring 2009 issue of Berea College Magazine

by Megan Smith, ’11

Holding a torch to unmask the early morning fog, Treshani Perera, ’10, hiked up a hill where 16 boys awaited her. In Sri Lanka it is not normal for girls to be surrounded by so many boys. “Don’t give them your address!” her parents had warned. “These boys were once terrorists.” They were Tamils. She was a Sinhalese girl. Could she break through the prejudices from a long standing ethnic war? Treshani did not even speak their language. Continue reading Student Interns: Their Lights Shine Brightly