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Thriving on the job, making workplace connections

During the summer of 2012, Point Park students headed out to a wide variety of internships and apprenticeships in places from right around the corner in Downtown Pittsburgh to the bustle of New York City to the countries of Southeast Asia.

Internship opportunities are strongly encouraged at Point Park, which emphasizes real-world experiences coupled with a rigorous academic curriculum. Many internship opportunities develop through Point Park faculty members, many of whom are professionally active in their fields, disciplines and industries.

Follow the links below for feature articles about some of the internships that Point Park students enjoyed this summer.

Pictured is Point Park accounting senior Stephanie Jones.Accounting

Stephanie Jones, Schenider Downs, Downtown Pittsburgh


Katherine Bodner, Story Land Theme Park, Glen, N.H.

Rebecca Knowles, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Mass.

School of Communication student Alicia Lyons is interning at MTV Networks in New York City.Broadcasting Reporting

Alicia Lyons, MTV Networks, New York City

Business Management

Matthew Hofbauer, Motorola Solutions, Holtsville, N.Y.

Meet Joe Balewski, a Cinema & Digital Arts major, interning at Exclusive Media in Beverly Hills this summer. Cinema and Digital Arts

Kelsey Sylvester, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh

Joe Balewski, Exclusive Media, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Michelle Bronstein is majoring in dance with a minor in public relations and advertising.Dance

Michelle Bronstein, Doug Varone and Dancers Company, New York City

Hannah Finch, Walking Thumbs, Pittsburgh


Elizabeth Cole, Camp Deer Creek, Indianola, Pa.

Pictured is electrical and mechanical engineering technology double major Greg Harbison.Electrical Engineering Technology

Gregory Harbison, Continental Design and Management Group, Canonsburg, Pa.

English/Creative Writing

Jesse Padjune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Downtown Pittsburgh

Forensic Science

Matthew Coleman, Allegheny County Medical Examiner, Downtown Pittsburgh

Kalea Hall, a double major in journalism and multimedia, is interning for Cox Media Group in Dayton, Ohio.Journalism/Multimedia

Kalea Hall, Cox Media Group, Dayton, Ohio


• Camelia Montoy, Pacific Partnership 2012, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam

Shaqueala Myrick is a public relations and advertising major. Photo provided by Alexandra SalernoPublic Relations/Advertising

Shaqueala Myrick, EuroRSCB Worldwide PR, Pittsburgh

Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management

Ashley Dobransky, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.

Stage Management

Nik Nemec, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Downtown Pittsburgh

Madison DeCoske, O'Neill Theatre, Waterford, Conn.