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It Is Cold Outside, But Chicago Semester News is Host Off the Press!

Student Highlights The semester is off to a cold, but exciting, start for our students. While they’ve been adjusting to their internships and life in the city they’ve also had a chance to take advantage of some fabulous fine art events at Court Theatre in Hyde Park and Goodman Theatre in the Loop. This past…
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Reflections from Daryn: A CS English Student

Hello again! I’ve just reached the end of my seventh week here in Chicago, which means after just one more week, it’ll be halfway through the semester, which is crazy!! I haven’t been able to decide yet if it feels like I’ve been here longer or shorter than seven weeks. It seems like forever ago…
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Reflections From Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

“Life begins outside of your comfort zone.” A phrase that I never really understood until I packed up my things and moved to Chicago to take on the most challenging, yet rewarding, semester of my college career. Not only did I walk into a classroom to help move twenty-nine sweet and knowledgeable second graders towards…
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Reflections from Jennie: A CS Business Student

It is strange to look back and realize that I have been living in Chicago for an entire Semester. Before January, I had never been to this city before and now it has become a temporary home that will carry a piece of my heart for the rest of my life. These last few weeks…
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Reflections From Bailey: A CS BSW Student

In our society today, there are so many social issues that cause our nation to be so divided. When I decided to enter the social work program at Spring Arbor University, I knew I was in a field where I could speak up and make others notice the injustice occurring in our nation. During my…
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Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Hi again! So here we are, already in December with the semester all but finished. A quick snapshot of the second half of the semester… My internship at the Children’s Place has wrapped up and I have transferred the families on my caseload to other interns. I have had the chance to experience ethical service…
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Reflections from Margiree: A CS BSW Student

Hello all! My name is Margiree Palmer. I am a senior social work major at Trinity Christian College. This semester I am interning at New Moms a non-profit agency that serves young moms between the ages of 16-24 located on the west side in the Austin community.  I work with the workforce development team, which…
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Reflections from Daria: A CS Student Teacher

Many Faces of Chicago Hello again!  It’s hard to believe the semester is already over halfway over!  Over the past few weeks, I have had opportunities to explore Chicago and better understand the city my students call their home.  We have had several non-routine days at Walsh recently, including festivities for Halloween and Día de…
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Reflections from Ali: A CS Graphic Design Student

I hurried after Lisa, the kind woman who was showing me around the office and introducing me to everybody.  “Hi, this is Alice, our new intern.  Hi… yes, this is Alice.  She’s working in the marketing department.”  I would flash a smile and try to remember everybody’s name (knowing full well I might forget them…
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Reflections from Abby: A CS BSW Student

Chi-town, My Town “Chicago is my kind of town Chicago is my kind of people too… Chicago is calling me home.”- Frank Sinatra Hello! My name is Abby Duran, and I am a senior social work student at Hope College. This semester I am completing a full-time internship at The Children’s Place Association, in their…
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