Internship Spotlight: Economics Major Gets Virtual Experience

Candace Pfister ’22

We’ve all learned lessons in acceptance and adaptability since the coronavirus pandemic came along and changed pretty much all the plans we’d made for the summer. And students hoping to pursue internship opportunities and other experiential learning opportunities this summer are no different.

“COVID-19 has significantly altered students’ summer internship plans,” says Kristin Wichmann, experiential learning coordinator in the College’s Career Center. “Whereas some employers were able to move their opportunities online, a number of students have lost these experiences that they had worked so hard to earn.”

One of those students is Candace Pfister, an economics major in the Honors College, who didn’t skip a beat when her summer internship with the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., was cancelled due to the pandemic. She immediately reached out to her high school alma mater, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA), and secured a virtual internship there instead.

Article by Alicia Lutz. Photo provided. For more on this story, check out the full article on The College Today

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