Senior Human Service Leadership major, Loryn Cornette, of Greenleaf, blogs about her final semester at UW Oshkosh. Loryn juggles being a full time student, holding the Treasurer position of the Human Services Organization on campus, having an on campus job in the Undergraduate Academic Resource Center as a Peer Advising Liaison, and working 21 hours a week at her advanced internship placement at UW-Fox Valley’s Student Services Office. Follow Loryn’s blog posts as she writes about her final experiences on campus before commencement in May.
I am working towards having a career within higher education, more specifically with Student Affairs. She has recently been admitted to the Educational Leadership graduate program at UW Oshkosh for the Fall of 2013 semester. I feel my advanced internship at UW-Fox Valley will really be a positive experience in this field. I will be working primarily with the TRiO program at UW-Fox Valley and any extra time will be spent within the Student Services office helping students one-on-one.
TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS)is a 100-percent federally-funded program through the U.S. Department of Education at $226,600 per year. This pre-college program is designed to encourage students to complete high school and to pursue a college education. The Fox Valley Educational Talent Search Program serves 6th-12th grade students in the Kaukauna and Menasha School Districts who meet the federal requirements and show a need for the program. ETS identifies and assists individuals who have the potential to succeed in higher education and provides academic, career, and financial information to participants. TRiO’s goal is to have all ETS students graduate from high school and continue on to a college of their choice. ETS also serves high school dropouts by providing them information and counseling to reenter the educational system or complete their GED and enroll in college (UW Fox Valley, TRiO).
I am very excited to begin my internship and finish my final semester as an Undergraduate at UW Oshkosh!