CAS Students Talk About Experiential Learning
Students Amelia, Ciara, Renna, and Hannah talk about their internship, education abroad, and research experiences.
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- [00:00:00.300]My name is
Amelia Stoner and I'm a political science
- [00:00:02.602]major from Hastings, Nebraska.
- [00:00:04.337]Hi, my name is Ciara Nelson.
- [00:00:06.072]I'm a political science
and environmental studies major.
- [00:00:08.975]I'm from Wagner, South Dakota.
- [00:00:10.910]My name is Renna.
- [00:00:11.711]I'm a junior sociology major
and I'm from Lincoln.
- [00:00:14.814]My name is Hannah RothMeier.
- [00:00:16.383]I'm a senior majoring in Spanish
and international business,
- [00:00:20.353]and I am from Crete, Nebraska.
- [00:00:25.458]The state senator.
- [00:00:27.027]Internships were great
- [00:00:28.328]because I got to learn about the Nebraska
unicameral process, got to help with
- [00:00:32.065]legislative research, and also just have
a supportive role in legislation.
- [00:00:35.635]And then my internship in Maryland
I worked on a campaign
- [00:00:39.806]was actually the DC Experiential Fund,
which helped me to be in D.C.
- [00:00:44.944]My time at the Nebraska Unicameral
has really made me excited to do that
- [00:00:48.815]line of work.
- [00:00:49.516]For the past two years,
I've worked as a park management intern
- [00:00:52.786]for the South Dakota Game
Fish and Parks Department.
- [00:00:55.955]My experience as an intern has taught me
- [00:00:58.258]more about natural ecosystems
in South Dakota and the processes
- [00:01:02.295]that this state
implements to protect them.
- [00:01:07.500]Last summer, I studied abroad in Ireland
and Northern Ireland
- [00:01:10.770]as a faculty led program, so
- [00:01:11.905]I went with a group of other UNL students
and a couple of professors.
- [00:01:16.009]We spent about a month there
and we talked to some political figures
- [00:01:19.045]who actually had a part in the Good Friday
Agreement of the nineties.
- [00:01:21.648]I liked it so much. I'm going abroad again
- [00:01:23.683]I'm spending two months in Amsterdam
and I'm also considering going abroad
- [00:01:27.720]for my master's now too.
- [00:01:29.089]I was a school of international training
program last spring in Ecuador,
- [00:01:33.726]studying development
politics and languages.
- [00:01:36.596]And I would say this is probably the most
influential thing I did in college.
- [00:01:41.034]I recommend studying abroad for everybody.
- [00:01:43.269]I think that
that was one of the most important things
- [00:01:45.472]and something that I wouldn't
have been able to do without until
- [00:01:51.611]I'm a lab
- [00:01:52.312]assistant in a viral free mouse lab
for the Animal Science Department
- [00:01:56.149]on East campus,
this experience has allowed me
- [00:01:59.452]to connect with more faculty members
outside of my original departments
- [00:02:03.490]and working with my professors
who I actually I had a class with her,
- [00:02:06.226]how I met her.
- [00:02:07.527]We're researching how the teenage brain
is represented in news media,
- [00:02:11.064]and I'm really interested
in how sociology and media interact.
- [00:02:14.467]So it kind of was the perfect project
for me to do.
- [00:02:16.669]At the Bureau of Sociological Research.
- [00:02:18.872]I got to work on various projects
that the state does
- [00:02:22.041]to collect demographic information.
- [00:02:25.044]Getting that research experience
and working was just such an amazing and
- [00:02:30.750]impactful team.
- [00:02:32.018]Yeah, I couldn't have done it
without UNL, that's for sure.
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