Kaitlin “Kit” Grode, a senior at Hastings College, knows she wants to pursue a career in publishing. With laser-like focus, she’s served in leadership positions for publications such as the Collegian, the student newspaper, and the Spectrum, the student literary magazine. Working with her professors and administrators at Hastings College, Kit has designed a cross-discipline degree to optimize the skills she’ll need to fulfill her dream.
Recognizing she needs off-campus experience, too, Kit arranged a series of three internships. She’s completed the first two – with Cornhusker Press in Hastings, Neb., during January Term 2012 and with Andrews McMeel Publishing in Kansas City, Mo., over Summer 2013. Currently, she’s completing the third internship – with Salmon Poetry in Lahinch, County Clare, Ireland – during the Fall 2013 semester.
Kit is one of several Hastings College students who competed to serve as an Irish Fellow. With guidance from professors, the students design a research project they’ll implement on their own in a foreign country. To succeed in this endeavor requires vision, responsibility, creativity and perserverance.