Make-A-Wish
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Kelsey Evans

Liberal Arts Major: Psychology
Minor: Health, Development, and Family Studies
Hometown: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

This summer I got the opportunity to intern for my local Make-A-Wish chapter. I was able to have a part in raising money for wishes in the Scranton area, along with the experience of planning and seeing a wish be carried out.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Make-A-Wish as a non profit has a mission to inspire confidence, joy, and well-being through their workers and the children. Working there has motivated me to continue my growth academically and to work hard to inspire others.

"Having a hand in providing wishes to help foster hope in children with critical illness has further enhanced my plan on working with children in my future."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

Having a hand in providing wishes to help foster hope in children with critical illness has further enhanced my plan on working with children in my future.

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 College of the Liberal Arts helped me succeed at Make-A-Wish with enrichment funding, as my internship was unpaid for the summer. With this support, I was able to focus on my work rather than the financial burden.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

The Paterno Fellows Program was the reason why I was looking for an internship, and the reason I found Make-A-Wish.

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