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Gameday experiences with WNBA team creates career possibilities for Burke

Hastings College student Samantha Burke is spending her summer watching a lot of basketball. The sophomore from Denver, Colorado, is spending her summer as a communications intern for the Seattle Storm, a WNBA team based in of Seattle, Washington. A main component of Burke’s internship is working with media covering games. “I create game day materials, help with media credentials and interviews,” Burke said. “During games, I sit on press row, and during timeouts and between quarters I run box scores to the visiting team and media. A box score is a summary of what has happened in the quarter ...Read more

Summer experience confirms Grant’s goal to go into research

Looking for an internship within both of her major fields, biology and health communications, Hastings College junior Emily Grant found the perfect Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Georgia. For her REU, Grant, a native of Columbus, Nebraska, is spending her summer studying how instructors create opportunities for students to engage in hands-on work during class, and how this aligns with practices in active-learning undergraduate biology classrooms. Active-learning classrooms are typically technology-rich classrooms that allow students to engage with content on ...Read more

Hermann's J-Term internship confirms career path

Early into his junior year at Hastings College, Walker Hermann realized it was time to get into the real world to benefit his career. Instead of registering for a unique class or traveling across the world over January Term (J-Term), Hermann decided to take a different route and look for an internship. “I might want to apply for graduate school or go straight into the job force, so I really wanted an internship that could give me real-world experience as an undergraduate,” said Hermann, a Juniata, Nebraska, native who is double majoring in psychology and human resources management with a ...Read more

HC alumna secures prestigious scholarship for graduate study abroad

Most students complete master’s degree programs at schools across the state or even across the country, but few have the opportunity to study abroad. Miranda Klugesherz, a 2015 Hastings College graduate, plans to do just that. Klugesherz will attend University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, as one of only 12 national recipients of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship sponsored by the U.S.–Ireland Alliance. The year-long Master of Science program in social policy begins September 2017. She will focus her work on engaging individuals who have experienced hunger and poverty and the ...Read more

Omaha art scene brings HC grads together

For three Hastings College graduates, enjoying the Omaha arts scene is all in a day’s work. Amy (Krobot) Rummel ’94, Kori (Else) Radloff ’95 and Jessica (Hardy) Brummer ’04 are all marketing directors working to promote the arts in Nebraska’s largest city. Rummel is director of marketing and public relations for Joslyn Art Museum, Radloff is director of marketing for the Rose Theater and Brummer is director of marketing and public relations at Durham Museum. “It’s actually really interesting that you have three Hastings College grads working for three major arts organizations in Omaha,” said ...Read more

Classroom support ignites Schuster’s passion for writing

Tyler Schuster, a senior at Hastings College, is spending his summer surrounded by news. As a double major in communication studies and journalism, Schuster is interning at the Hastings Tribune, where he is writing stories and helping with the circulation of the newspaper. He writes everything from game recaps and feature stories to standard news stories. The Hastings Tribune, located in Hastings, Nebraska, publishes news both in print and online. “The Tribune has an audience that stretches across the state, but specifically targets Hastings and the surrounding areas,” said Schuster. After a ...Read more