Featured Stories tagged with "internships"

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For college students, internships are valued opportunities that provide learning experience and hands-on training in chosen professions. This summer, dozens of LCM students took advantage of their free time to participate in major-related internships that gave them a taste of their future careers. Here are some of their stories. 
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For college students, summer internships are valued opportunities that provide rich learning experience and hands-on training in their chosen professions. At LCM, students actively pursue, and attain, internships in fields that give them a brief taste of their future careers. This summer, Touro visited six students at their respective internship sites to learn more about their responsibilities on the job, their work environments, and what advice they’d give to other students pursuing internships. 
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In his clinical psychology internship at Queens Hospital Center’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Jacob (more commonly known as Moshe) Weinger worked with elementary school children who had challenging psychological issues. “Kids came with a range of disorders spanning ADHD to PTSD, but the common denominator among them was that they all had some type of learning or behavioral disorder…We had children who are on the autism spectrum and those who just needed a little help getting ahead in school.” Most of them, he adds, were from low-income homes in Queens. “Some had sustained repeated abuse and neglect, and at least one (if not more) lived in a homeless shelter,” he said. 
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When Raphael Gal was selected for an internship this summer at Israeli software development company Tobeweb (which builds websites, mobile apps, and databases for other companies), he was assigned to the three-person Android team. His main task? Creating an Android app for one of their clients, real estate company Tashuv—a start-up that offers property management and rental services for residents of Israel.
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Nate Hershkowitz speaks enthusiastically as he describes his typical day at The Evil Genius Group, a marketing company for small businesses and high-profile individuals in New York. “It’s always flying here,” he says. “Everyone has so much to do. But at the same time, it’s really chilled.” He gestures around the office, a WeWork space housed in the Upper East Side: In the “living room area,” as he describes it, one employee sits comfortably on a yellow couch, his laptop on his knees, while another sits on one of the barstools in the “kitchen.” The interior décor is modern chic: a collage of cool, colorful furniture, geometric wallpaper, and contrasting, bright textures. One room’s walls are covered entirely in whiteboards. Another hallway is covered in pastel-colored drawings and motivational quotes.
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During his internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Radiation Oncology, Simon Dadoun was involved in clinical research for prostrate cancer. 
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Pushing an empty cart, Moshe Bedziner walks expertly to a doorway, his footsteps squeaking on the rubber floors of SUNY Downstate’s Basic Science building. He punches in a code, takes a blue face mask and gloves, and twists the doorknob. Inside are hundreds of rats in cylindrical cages, each labeled with a different Principal Investigator’s name. Moshe finds his rats and carefully lifts the cages into his cart.
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For two months, Nachi Mostofsky worked as asset manager for the commercial division of Harbor Group Management Company, based out of his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia.
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Twenty-year-old Honors student Daniel Gabay nimbly climbs the stairs leading up to Queens County Criminal Court. A few steps away, two police officers escort a handcuffed red-shirted man, while what looks like a suited lawyer runs quickly up the stairs, talking on his cellphone.
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Finance major Eric Gorlechen, LCM ’16, was at his high school alumni shabbaton when he met Ephraim Kutner, CEO of a Long-Island based commercial real estate financing firm.