Center for Virtual and Material Studies Internship
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Megan Neely

Liberal Arts Major: Economics
Other Major: Art History
Minor: Italian and International and Global Studies
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I completed an internship at the Center for Virtual and Material Studies (CVMS). I was responsible for cataloging and researching the Theatre Department's vintage clothing collection. CVMS hopes to create an exhibition on flax and linen and digitize the vintage clothing collection so it is more accessible to the public.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Academically, I believe I have significantly improved my research skills. I feel more confident in finding primary sources, using library resources, and deciding the reliability of a source.

"I feel more confident in finding primary sources, using library resources, and deciding the reliability of a source."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This internship has helped me explore and improve my professional skills. I was able to create accession numbers, create an exhibition, and learn about the care of textiles, as well as the construction of clothing. I feel prepared for future internships.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The Liberal Arts Enrichment Fund allowed me to focus on my career. The funding I was given went to offset the costs of the internship for the summer.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

 

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