Success Stories

Nov 14, 2014
Jamie Jaggers, a senior majoring in Crime and Justice Studies, is completing her internship with the United States Probation Office.  One of the interesting parts of her internship, shown in the photo, involved a recent meeting with the Judges to prepare for the specialized Federal Reentry Court session.   Crime and Justice Studies majors are required to complete an internship through one of three departments: Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology or Urban Affairs and Geography.  Jamie...
Sep 22, 2014
Matt Chinn’s internship experience began well before his time at Wright State ever did.  As a local graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School, he wasted no time looking for summer work and was fortunate enough to find a position at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company scanning files so what were formerly paper files could now be easily accessible in a digital format.  Adjusting to the corporate environment was a bit of a shock, but his managers and co-workers were understanding and made the...
May 19, 2014
Josh Hemmelgarn
As students peruse local job listings they often notice that almost all jobs require previous work experience. For many students this can be frightening. Students know what they are doing and are ready for a job, but cannot get a job without experience. And how do students get that experience if all the jobs require previous experience? This is where an internship comes in handy. As an English major seeking a career in the Professional and Technical Writing field I understand how important...
May 12, 2014
Zhaleh Freels, a ’09 International Studies graduate, took anything but the traditional route to graduation.  Looking back, she credits her co-op position at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as one of the most beneficial factors to her career success.  Zhaleh, who started Wright State as an Art major in 1998, eventually realized that International Studies was her true vocation. After a number of breaks from school to raise her son and daughter, Zhaleh was determined to finish her degree, so in...
May 6, 2014
Wright State University’s Women’s Studies internship class, “Women, Leadership, and Social Change,” is giving students real life experiences with the support of a college classroom.  Taught by Amber Vlasnik, director of the Women’s Center, this class combines work in the classroom with an individual internship experience for each student.
Jan 2, 2014
Aerial Nies
Aerial Nies is a junior in the Crime and Justice Studies Program.  In December 2013 Ariel completed a highly-competitive internship with the United States Secret Service.  She feels that the internship has given her a realistic look at federal law enforcement and she now knows that she can and must work her way up the ladder when she begins her career.  According to Dr. Jim Adamitis, Visiting Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, the Secret Service experience is one of the program’s...