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Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship Connecting Experiences

All Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship students are required to participate in one Connecting Experience as part of their BDP certificate. Read on for additional information and resources.

Past Connecting Experiences

Connecting Experiences Spotlight

Laura Herring

Major: Radio-Television-Film
Type of Experience: Internship, Cheeky Foods Group
Mentor: Patrick Franklyn, Arcadia University

How did you find out about your study abroad program?
I received an email through my BDP advisor about a study abroad info session for summer 2011. I hadn’t planned on doing study abroad but I decided to go anyway. I think my exact thoughts were, “Only if they have a six-week internship program in Australia will I consider it.”

How did you find out about this internship?
While the advisors were going through different programs, an internship program for six weeks in Australia popped up in the search box. My heart was instantly set on going.

What was it like interning abroad?
Interning abroad really had an impact on my perspective in life. Being exposed to different people in a different land really opened my eyes to a world of opportunities and possibilities that I wasn’t aware of before. This experience has really expanded me in so many ways: the way I think, the way I live, and perhaps most importantly—the way I dream.

Describe your internship and your