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Student stories
Joshua Hunter
August 22, 2023

After hearing about the sense of community a coworker experienced as a student at Aurora University, Joshua Hunter ’24 decided to explore AU as an option for college. He learned that he could stay close to home, benefit from smaller class sizes, and develop relationships with his...

Alyssa Dalicandro
June 29, 2023

Dalicandro is utilizing internship opportunities as a way to explore different workplace settings and accounting roles. By the start of her sophomore year, she had already completed two internships. Why did you decide to complete multiple internships? Taking internships at various organizations...

Meet Tony
June 13, 2023

“As an athletic training 3+2 student, I’ll be completing the bachelor’s degree coursework in three years and a master’s in two, so the Junior Mentoring Program has been an important tool to ensure I stay on track. Junior Mentoring provided me with a faculty mentor who met...

Courtney Rickard
June 1, 2023

Rickard spent summer 2022 interning for Orange County Coastkeeper, a nonprofit, clean-water organization in Southern California. What did you do? I worked as a marine restoration intern and helped facilitate our “living shorelines” project. We created an eelgrass and oyster bed...

Marco Antonio Olivera
April 5, 2023

Olivera returned to his hometown to serve as a mentor in Beloit College’s Help Yourself Program, which helps prepare low-income, first-generation minority students go to college. How did you secure your internship? I learned about my internship opportunity because I participated in the...