What we did during summer 2012
Junior Kirstyn Scott attended the Summer Management Program at the School of Business. The Summer Management Program allows for liberal art students to get an introduction
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to business, and experience what life in the business school is like. Scott is a psychology and sociology double major so she focused mainly on the psychology of business during her time at the SMP.
“Learning about the psychology of marketing and how to connect with consumers was fantastic,” Scott said.
Sophomore John Scott studied abroad in Tours, France for six weeks. Scott was enrolled in two language courses, and his appreciation for the French language and culture grew during his time overseas.
“I also participated in weekly excursions on Wednesdays to different places that displayed the culture of France the best,” Scott said. Scott visited Paris and Brussels, Belgium.
“Studying abroad made the language into something so much more than just a class that I had to take in order to graduate,” Scott said.
Junior Thomas Gravitt traveled to Nicaragua with a group of Wake Forest students. During their six weeks in Nicaragua, the students were spent one week in a remote village teaching the inhabitants how to properly filter water and prevent anemia.
“My favorite part was definitely seeing people in the village take to heart the information we gave them,” Gravitt said. However, he was not prepared to witness the poverty in Nicaragua. “It was a shock to see what wasn’t there.”
Sophomore Haley Bookout interned with Florida congressman Rep. Jeff Miller in Washington, D.C., this summer. Bookout’s duties included working with constituents, giving capital tours and writing press releases. Bookout had an all-access pass to the Capitol and was able to attend foreign affairs meetings, budget hearings and watch the House and Senate debates from the gallery. She toured high security places like the Pentagon and the White House. Her summer highlights included meeting Paul Ryan and standing on the steps of the Supreme Court when the Health Care Reform Act verdict was announced.