Environmental empowerment paves a new career interest for English major 

Julie Larick ’24

A Google search led Julie Larick ’24, an English and environmental studies major at The College of Wooster to chance upon an internship opportunity at Turning Green where she worked as an APEX Fellow. This global student-led movement devoted to eco-justice proved to be a perfect fit for her interests. Drawing upon her passion for the planet, she engaged in highlighting environmental movements through the company’s blog.  

“Interning at Turning Green has affirmed my passion for writing and the environment!”  

—Julie Larick ’24  

Why was the position a good fit for you?  

“Turning Green immediately seemed like a great fit from its emphasis on student leadership, direct community action, and established internship program.”  

 What interests you most about the work you did?  

“I worked as a communication co-lead which was a new and illuminating experience for me. I learned how to best express information through different social media platforms, coordinate with other team members, and write blogs on topics I am passionate about.”  

Julie Larick ’24Who was your fellowship mentor and how did they help you to succeed in this position?  

“Associate Professor of Education Megan E. Wereley was my mentor, and she has provided immense support through my internship. She has written thoughtful feedback on my reflections and provided advice on questions and struggles.”  

 What are some skills you’ve learned that you see yourself carrying forward in your career?  

“I learned self-advocacy skills, different methods of communication, and strategizing the needs of different teams.”  

How has the internship helped you to see what’s next for you?  

“I hope to continue with a writing-based internship at a science magazine in the future. Interning at Turning Green has affirmed my passion for writing and the environment!”  

Posted in Experiential Learning, Showcase Stories on August 15, 2022.

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