Tell us about where you are interning and the kind of work you are doing.
I am interning at an academic program for middle school students located in Boston and I specifically teach health and fitness.
What has surprised you about being an intern?
Working at Generation Teach has made me realize all of the training and skill building teachers have to go through in order to be able to teach during the school year. It has definitely shown me that teaching may be one of the most difficult jobs and it is a job where you never stop growing and adjusting your teaching to better reach out to students.
How did this experience influence or connect to your future career plans / goals?
This experience influenced my goal of working with children in an academic setting and has allowed me to realize what career path I want to follow.
Any internship advice to pass on to other Holy Cross students?
This internship had a lot of expectations and demanded long hours, which consisted of 9.5 hours daily and on some days of the week, programming was 12 hours long. My advice for Holy Cross students would be to expect to work long hours and have enough available time during the summer to devote to this internship.