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Birk follows inspiration from ‘Criminal Minds’ to find her passion

Her appreciation of the show “Criminal Minds” allowed Hastings College junior Caitlin Birk to combine her interests in psychology and criminology, which led her to an internship at a sheriff’s office in Nebraska’s most populous county. Before coming to Hastings, Birk, who is from Bennington, Nebraska, knew she wanted to do something in psychology, but …

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Worthington finds success at Ithaca College internship

Senior Sammie Worthington set herself up for success with summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Worthington spent two months working with other undergraduate students on Ithaca College’s campus doing mathematical research. During her junior year, Worthington started to consider what she could do over the summer to better prepare for graduate school. She talked with …

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Victoria Caplinger

Caplinger takes advantage of opportunities for real world experience 

At Hastings College, students are able to work toward professional goals early in their college career, something Victoria Caplinger, a sophomore from Effingham, Kansas, has made a priority during her first two years of college. A political science major, Caplinger’s ultimate goal is to go into the Foreign Service and work as a Foreign Service …

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