Wooster defines Experiential Learning as making meaning out of direct experience. We follow a three-tiered model: exploration, investigation, and immersion. This model incorporates a range of activities including internships, volunteering, field experiences, job shadowing, alternative break trips, mentored consulting projects and collaborative research in our local community and around the world.

A few examples of popular opportunities offered through the Advising, Planning, and Experiential Learning Center include: internships, sophomore research experiences, APEX fellowships and AMRE consulting internships. In addition to getting paid, Wooster offers mini-grants to help students pursue summer research positions or internships, and is now also offering opportunities for certain experiences to count as credit towards graduation. Learn more about Experiential Learning at Wooster.

APEX Fellowships

APEX Fellowships provide structure and mentored support to students engaged in unpaid summer internships or vocational exploration programs of at least six weeks (or at least 225 hours) in duration.

APEX Fellowships include:

  • Funding
  • A learning contract
  • Regular structured reflection
  • Final reflective assignment and evaluation
  • On-campus reporting
  • Ongoing staff support
  • Award Amounts

Earnings up to:
$2025 for 6 weeks/225 hours experience
$2700 for 8 weeks/300 hours experience
$600 to support travel

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AMRE Consulting Internships

The Applied Methods and Research Experience (AMRE) gives College of Wooster students the opportunity to apply classroom learning in the role of business and organizational consultants.

The Applied Methods & Research Experience (AMRE) is a paid summer program where students work full-time (40 hours per week) for eight weeks.  Approximately 25-35 students are assigned to small teams to work on pre-determined  consulting projects.  Together the teams form an AMRE community that joins together to participate in many professional development opportunities including presentation best practices, professionalism coaching, team-building exercises, resume guidance, reflection and more.

The skills and knowledge required for AMRE positions can vary based on each individual project. Historically, AMRE has sought students with at least one year of college-level coursework in mathematics, computer science and/or business economics. As AMRE has expanded to address more diverse clients and needs, students have participated from a wide range of disciplines, from history and social sciences to communications and political science.

There are positions in a wide variety of fields and successful applicants will be placed into positions by faculty advisors in the AMRE program. Typical areas of work include mathematical analysis, statistics, data analysis, mathematical modeling, operations research, engineering, database development, software development, programming, market research and economic analysis. Students with experience in any of these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Program Structure

The structure of the program is based upon several research teams which work independently on separate projects, but also come together for discussion of progress. These teams are comprised of students (usually three) and a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor involvement is heavy initially as the student team becomes familiar with the project definition. After approximately two weeks, involvement becomes primarily advisory as the students work directly with client representatives and others. Student teams give weekly progress reports in the form of oral presentations, in addition to periodic presentations to their respective clients. Each team also gives a final oral presentation and written report to the client upon completion of the project.

Participants receives a stipend of approximately $4400.*

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Experiential Learning in Action

View the variety of experiential learning opportunities our students take part in throughout the year.

Tyusha Sarawagi

APEX Fellowship | Tyusha Sarawagi

Majors: Statistical and Data Sciences, Business Economics Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As a data science intern for Four […]

Karabella Hernandez

APEX Fellowship | Karabella Hernandez

Major: Psychology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola As a counselor assistant intern at OneEighty, Wooster’s center for mental health, […]

Emma Saxton

APEX Fellowship | Emma Saxton

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann I supported research by looking at how infections, such as covid, change […]

Adam Hinden

APEX Fellowship | Adam Hinden

Major: Chinese Studies, Anthropology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Strand As a research intern at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, […]

Julie Larick

APEX Fellowship | Julieanne Larick

Major: English Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Edminston I wrote articles for Girls’ Life Magazine to encourage readers’ involvement in […]

Emma Davidson

APEX Fellowship | Emma Davidson

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann I completed various cancer neuroscience experiments as a research assistant in the […]

Aubry Miller

APEX Fellowship | Aubry Miller

Major: Economics Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Krause As a She Grows It intern I conducted social policy and economic […]

Paige Wells

APEX Fellowship | Paige Wells

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Wingard As an intern for the National School Board Association under the Chief […]

Annie Cohen

APEX Fellowship | Annie Cohen

Major: Psychology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola As a research intern at the PAST Foundation in Columbus, OH, I […]

Sobika Thapa

APEX Fellowship | Sobika Thapa

Major: Computer Science Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann As a UX/UI Intern at Deerhold Ltd., an American IT company in Nepal, […]

Mazvita Chikomo

APEX Fellowship | Mazvita Chikomo

Major: Environmental Geoscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Wingard As a land-use environmental consultant for OSU, Earth Sciences Department, based […]

Kayla Stevens

APEX Fellowship | Kayla Stevens

Major: Anthropology Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Strand At the Hochstein Music School in Rochester, NY, I assisted in the […]

Jenna Smith

APEX Fellowship | Jenna Smith

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Edmiston As a Food Justice Intern at Solidarity Farm in Lorain, Ohio, I […]

Makeda Teklemichael

APEX Fellowship | Makeda Teklemichael

Major: Undeclared Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hamed Goharipour As a pediatric intern for Choice Clinic a Children’s Special Clinic based […]

Hannah Nguyen

APEX Fellowship | Hannah Nguyen

Major: Communication Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Krause As an intern at United Planning Organization, I conducted research on […]

Grant Sprague

APEX Fellowship | Grant Sprague

Major: Biology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Ison As an ecology intern for The Wilderness Center, a conservation organization based […]

Macy Bischoff

APEX Fellowship | Macy Bischoff

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hamed Goharipour As a Health Coach, I collaborated with the Wooster […]

Sophie Ryan

APEX Fellowship | Sophie Ryan

Major: English, Psychology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Edminston I interned at HopeMark Preschool in St. Louis, MO, where I […]

Carly McWilliams

APEX Fellowship | Carly McWilliams

Majors: Political Science, English Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Ison I wrote, designed, and managed social media content, as well […]

Kirsten Buchan

APEX Fellowship | Kirsten Buchan

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Strand As a Health Coach, I collaborated with the Wooster […]

Emmy Todd

APEX Fellowship | Emmy Todd

Major: Political Science Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sobeck As an intern for the Stimson Center, an internationally focused think […]

Tina Lam

APEX Fellowship | Tina Lam

Major: Global and International Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As an intern at the UK Federation of Chinese […]

Justine Paul Berina

APEX Fellowship | Justine Paul Berina

Major: Geology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. David McConnell As a GIS intern at the World Wildlife Fund, I mapped the […]

Elizabeth Fluharty

APEX Fellowship | Elizabeth Fluharty

Major: Undeclared Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola As an intern for Raise the Roof Entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio, I […]

Gunjan Joshi

APEX Fellowship | Gunjan Joshi

Majors: Economics, Computer Science Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As a backend developer for InfoDevelopers Pvt. Ltd., a software […]

Noah Olson

APEX Fellowship | Noah Olson

Major: Communication Studies (Physical Education minor) Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Ison As a member of the Akron RuberDucks ProDUCKtion […]

Head shot for Michael Thomas

APEX Fellowship | Michael Thomas

Major: Economics Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Wingard I interned with the Seattle CityClub, a nonpartisan civic organization. My responsibilities […]

Quan Nguyen Hien

APEX Fellowship | Quan Nguyen Hien

Major: Statistical & Data Sciences Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Carly Eppler At BENIT Vietnam, I designed, built, and maintained the data […]

Abigail McFarren

APEX Fellowship | Abby McFarren

Major: History Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Strand I worked as a Deputy Team Captain for the Tricia Shimamura campaign […]

Teresa Ascencio

APEX Fellowship | Teresa Ascencio

Major: Activism and Social Change Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Krause As an mural artist apprentice at Jubilee Arts, a […]

Cammy Bly

APEX Fellowship | Cammy Bly

Majors: Psychology, Spanish Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Wingard As an intern at IRTF Cleveland, I researched and created educational […]

Sukriti Chiripal head shot

APEX Fellowship | Sukriti Chiripal

Majors: Economics and Psychology Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hamed Goharipour As a Consultant at Ernst&Young, a multinational professional services network, […]

Kayla Bertholf

APEX Fellowship | Kayla Bertholf

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Grit Herzmann As an undergraduate researcher at Michigan State University, I […]

Ivan Akiri

APEX Fellowship | Ivan Akiri

Majors: Art – Studio, Theatre & Dance Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/Her Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Edmiston I worked at the Wayne Center For […]

Truong Nguyen

APEX Fellowship | Truong Nguyen

Majors: Communication Studies, Environmental Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Carly Eppler I worked as a Human Resource Intern at Techcombank in […]

Elizabeth Testamark

APEX Fellowship | Elizabeth Testamark

Majors: Communication Studies, Education Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sobeck My summer experience was working with the wedding planning company […]

Dylynn Lasky

APEX Fellowship | Dylynn Lasky

Major: Undeclared Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sobeck As a Youth Development Assistant at Bellaire-Puritas, a youth and workforce development […]

Amina Hull

APEX Fellowship | Amina Hull

Major: Classical Studies – Classical Languages Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hamed Goharipour As an intern for Ruth Allen, the curator […]

Nina Yeduguri Sandinti

APEX Fellowship | Nina Sahita Reddy Yeduguri Sandinti

Majors: Pre-Med Pathway Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sobeck As a shadowing intern at Challa hospitals in Hyderabad, India, I […]

Austin Hanna

APEX Fellowship | Austin Hanna

Majors: Business Economics, Chinese Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Ison I advise the workers at a wealth management company, […]

Clare Griffith

APEX Fellowship | Clare Griffith

Major: Music Performance Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Ison As an intern at the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, I worked […]

Jorge Gonzales Virto

APEX Fellowship | Jorge Gonzales Virto

Class Year: 2024 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola Intern at LCB SERVISALUD EIRL, a clinical biological laboratory in Cusco – Peru, I […]

William McMichael

APEX Fellowship | Will McMichael

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As a researcher at Rosalind Franklin University, I analyzed neural activity in […]

Malik Moore

APEX Fellowship | Malik Moore

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matt Mariola As an intern at Progressive Periodontics, I worked alongside a veteran periodontist […]

Grace Braver

APEX Fellowship | Grace Braver

Major: Geology Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Wingard As a wrangler for the French Broad Outpost Ranch in Del Rio, […]

APEX Fellowship provides research, lab experience for neurobiology major

During his time at Rosalind Franklin University, William McMichael ’22 served as a researcher analyzing the neural activity of rodents. He also educated the […]

Nga Le

APEX Fellowship | Narissa Le

Majors: Statistical and Data Science, Communication Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hilary Edgington As a data analyst at Tiki Corporation, […]

Clare Griffith

APEX Fellowship reveals a variety of careers in the arts for music performance major 

Clare Griffith ’22 served as an intern at the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, working specifically with the Dayton Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic Orchestra. In […]

College of Wooster student holds notebook in front of table on behalf of the PAST Foundation

Psychology major’s internship boosts students’ confidence through programming

Annie Cohen ’22 served as a research intern at the PAST foundation, which merges anthropology and STEM to help students apply learning to hands-on experiences. During a […]

Zdena Sinkhorn

APEX Fellowship | Zdena Sinkhorn

Major: History Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Edmiston As a collections intern at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, I practiced […]

Cecelia Bagnoli

APEX Fellowship | Cecelia Bagnoli

Majors: Communication Studies, Environmental Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sobeck I interned at Mayflower Community in Iowa where I […]

Lily Anderson

APEX Fellowship | Lily Anderson

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2023 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hamed Goharipour At The Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy in Greenville, S.C., […]

Students pose for Community water project at The College of Wooster

AMRE | Community Water

Chamari Abercrombie ’24 | Neuroscience & Spanish Layali Banna ’22 | Geology Mazvita Chikomo ’22 | Environmental Geoscience Grace Hodges ’23 | Biology & […]

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AMRE | Goodyear OTR

Minh Duc Dao ’23 | Computer Science and Mathematics Lemfon Karl Ndze’dzenyuy | Computer Science Raisa Tasnim Raofa ’23 | Physics and Mathematics Khandokar […]

students pose in front of Galpin Hall at The College of Wooster

AMRE | Goodyear CTMAS

Percy Brown | Computer Science Kien Le ’22 | Mathematics and Computer Science Bang Nguyen ’22 | Computer Science Karen Suzue ’22 | Computer […]

group of four people pose for photo in black polo shirts at The College of Wooster

AMRE | Wayne County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center

Sarah Brunot ’22 | Environmental Studies Kate Yordy ’22 | Russian Studies & Economics Special thanks to the following sponsors: Laura B. Frick Charitable […]

students from the College of Wooster pose for a photo in business attire

AMRE | Holmes County Economic Impact

Caitlyn Denes ’23 | Environmental Geoscience Hephzibah Emereole ’22 | Computer Science Mahi Lal ’22 | Economics Faculty Advisors: Huiting Tian and Melanie Long Special […]

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AMRE | Fututorwo

Vera Bordah ’22 | Mechanical Engineering Henry Pellegrin ’23 | Global & International Studies and Religious Studies Mekdes Shiferaw ’23 | Global & International […]

students and advisors from The College of Wooster participate in a virtual meeting

AMRE | Political Science

Lark Pinney ’23 | Political Science (Comparative Politics) Jordan Spatt ’22 | Political Science Advisors: Angie Bos and Bas van Doorn Special thanks to […]

students from the College of Wooster pose for a photo

AMRE | Workplace D&I

Noah Leonard ’23 | Political Science (International Relations) and Spanish Eraj Sikandar ’22 | Business Economics Maley Tinstman ’23 | Political Science (International Relations) […]

AMRE | Line 45

Chinwe Ibegbu ’22 | Computer Science Yong Seok Lee ’22 | Computer Science Kyle Rossi ’22 | Computer Science Faculty Advisors: Nathan Sommer and […]

two students wearing black polos pose in front of College of Wooster sign

AMRE | Experiential Learning & Community Engagement at The College of Wooster

Spencer Gaitsch ’22 | History and Political Science Audrey Holder ’22 | Anthropology Advisors: Cathy McConnell and Sarah Sobeck Special thanks to the following sponsors: Laura […]

collage of head shots of College of Wooster students

AMRE | Schneider Electric

El Yazid Chalabi ’22 | Business Economics and Statistical & Data Sciences Demetris Papaloucas ’23 | Statistical & Data Sciences Marshal Ruzvidzo ’22 ’22 | […]

photo college of student headshots at The College of Wooster

AMRE | ACME

Abigail Breitenbucher ’22 | Mathematics (History & Anthropology minors) Luke Pritchard ’22 | Statistical & Data Sciences Maya Vasta ’22 | Statistical & Data […]

Head shot of Lilah Weiss

Music major helps develop pediatric heart frailty scale

Through her experience as a music major, Lilah Weiss ’23 has gained essential skills, such as patience and perseverance, that will aid her journey into the medical […]

College of Wooster student presents her internship

Computer Science Major, Bolanle Oladeji ’23, Shares Microsoft-Partnered Internship Experience and Insight

While researching freshman and sophomore-oriented Computer Science (CS) internships this summer, CS major Bolanle Oladeji ‘23 discovered Cyborg Mobile, a technical solutions company. Cyborg […]

SE Team

Social Entrepreneurship team supports local economy with food incubator research

After a year when many businesses sought to capitalize on a booming e-commerce market, students and faculty from The College of Wooster’s Social Entrepreneurship […]

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Students and faculty team up to help local community adapt to climate change

As Northeast Ohioans along with people around the world live through unprecedented levels of natural disasters due to climate change, students and faculty at […]

Amina Hull '22

Museum internship illustrates alternative career plans in classical studies

A classical studies major at The College of Wooster, Amina Hull ’22 wanted to apply her interest in the study of ancient Mediterranean languages […]

Grace Braver '23

Geology major learns perseverance through working with horses

When her sister recommended a wrangler position at the French Broad Outpost Ranch for a summer internship, Grace Braver ’23 knew it would be […]

Grant Sprague ’22

Biology major puts techniques into practice at Wilderness Center

Grant Sprague ’22, a biology major and environmental studies minor, who is also on the cross country and track & field teams interned at […]

Justine Paul Berina ’22

Geology major assists conservation efforts through cartography in APEX Fellowship

When taking Geographic Information Systems with Shelley Judge, associate professor of geology, his junior year at The College of Wooster, Justine Paul Berina ’22 […]

Seven Townsel ’22

Africana studies major makes connection with Wooster alumnus in legal field

Seven Townsel ’22, an Africana studies major and member of the volleyball team, interned with Judge James L. Miraldi ’73 at the Lorain County […]

Adam Hinden ’22 completed a summer internship for the Center for World Indigenous Studies

Anthropology and Chinese major solidified interest in indigenous rights activism through APEX Fellowship

With a strong interest in indigenous rights and past research for his I.S. project, Adam Hinden ’22 knew “the Center for World Indigenous Studies […]

Huy Kieu '22

Computer science major completes software development internship in Vietnam

Huy Kieu ’22 was a part of a team that developed web systems for vehicle manufacturers

Mika Yonaha '21

Student-designed major works as experience designer in Tokyo

Mika Yonaha ’21 helped develop new programs for children to adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

Sydney (Maureen) Hanes ’21

Fulbright awards English Teaching Assistantship to Wooster global and international studies major

Sydney (Maureen) Hanes ’21 will teach English in Kyrgyzstan during the next academic year.

Margie Sosa ’20

Political science major acts as student leader on campus

As the first member of her family to attend college, the transition for Margie Sosa ’20 wasn’t easy. She initially felt intimidated and unsure […]

Wooster Arts and Culture District Team

AMRE | Wooster Arts and Culture District

Feasibility and Economic Impact Study Brandon Charles ’22, Economics and Computer Science Katie Harvey ’21, Global & International Studies Andreas Xenofontos ’22, Economics Advisors: […]

Women's Empowerment in Tanzania

AMRE | Women’s Empowerment in Tanzania

Understanding and fixing data issues for analysis to evaluate the Trias/Maisha Bora sponsored project “Women’s Food Security Program for Impoverished Maasai Households” Rita Chiboub […]

Steve Spidell

APEX Fellowship | Steve Spidell

Majors: Communication Studies Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard Wilson Award As a Trainee Consultant at Connected Performance in Canfield, Ohio, I assisted […]

Raven Reece

APEX Fellowship | Raven Reece

Majors: Spanish, Early Childhood Education Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Brooke Krause Wilson Award As a Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) intern […]

Hasan Malik

APEX Fellowship | Hasan Malik

Majors: Psychology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Bas van Doorn At the Jamestown Psychiatric PC in New York, I utilized telemedicine technology in speciality […]

Jacob Abramo

APEX Fellowship | Jacob Abramo

Majors: Philosophy Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard As a legal intern with the Wayne County Prosectuor’s Office, I clerked in Grand Jury, […]

United Titanium Team

AMRE | United Titanium

Database Creation Kien Le ’22, Math and Computer Science Quan Nguyen Hien ’22, Statistical and Data Science Pavithra Reddy ’22, Math and Computer Science […]

Maryam Abdul Hye

APEX Fellowship | Maryam Abdul Hye

Majors: Philosophy, Psychology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann As a Marketing and Research Intern at an executive search and consultant firm in […]

Lucy Wickham

APEX Fellowship | Lucy Wickham

Major: Mathematics Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Tim Freeze Wilson Award Interning at the Quantitative and Mathematics Support Center at Bates College in Lewiston, […]

Megan Tuennerman

APEX Fellowship | Megan Tuennerman

Majors: Environmental Studies, Sociology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Paul Edminston Andrew Award of Excellence As the Assistant Launch Director for One Blue Ocean, an […]

Vinh To

APEX Fellowship | Vinh Nghiem To

Major: Statistical and Data Sciences Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison Wilson Award Interning at FPT Software in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, […]

Elizabeth Testamark

APEX Fellowship | Elizabeth Testamark

Major: Communication Studies Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Paul Edmiston Wilson Award As a communication intern for The Urban Christian Woman located in Cleveland,OH, […]

Harry Susalla

APEX Fellowship | Harry Susalla

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Bas van Doorn As a development intern for Affirmations, a LGBTQ center located in a subrub of […]

Riley Smith

APEX Fellowship | Riley Smith

Major: Political Science Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: David McConnell Andrew Award of Excellence While interning at the Women’s Law Project in Pittsburgh, PA, […]

Jenna Smith

APEX Fellowship | Jenna Smith

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison As the Sustainable Farm Intern at Bellwether Farm in Wakeman, Ohio, I performed agricultural fieldwork, […]

Eraj Sikandar

APEX Fellowship | Eraj Sikandar

Major: Business Economics Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: David McConnell Wilson Award Interning at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Islamabad, […]

Saralee Renick

APEX Fellowship | Saralee Renick

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Brooke Krause Wilson Award As a virtual intern with the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and […]

Gordon Reeves

APEX Fellowship | Gordon Reeves

Major: Political Science Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Bas van Doorn Wilson Award As an intern at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, […]

Raisa Tasnim Raofa

APEX Fellowship | Raisa Tasnim Raofa

Major: Physics Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary Wilson Award While interning at Intigra Science Organization, Bangladesh, I created physics outreach materials for […]

Vy Nguyen

APEX Fellowship | Vy Nguyen

Major: Chemistry Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Matt Krain Wilson Award At VNU University of Science in Hanoi, Vietnam, I researched the plastic’s organic […]

Laura Montoya

APEX Fellowship | Laura Montoya

Major: Sociology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard Andrew Award of Excellence At Samaritan House in Virginia Beach, a nonprofit service provider for […]

Aubrey Miller

APEX Fellowship | Aubry Miller

Major: Economics Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Paul Edmiston Andrew Award of Excellence As a Genie Supply intern, I produced photos for and assisted […]

Alegnta Mezmur

APEX Fellowship | Alegnta Mezmur

Major: Undeclared Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Matt Krain Wilson Award Intern at Addis Law Group LLP and Forum for Social Studies, I conducted […]

Alexandra Manopoulou

APEX Fellowship | Alexandra Manopoulou

Major: Global & International Studies Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann Andrew Award of Excellence I interned with Papagermanos and Associates, where I […]

Hannah Baker

APEX Fellowship | Hannah Baker

Major: Undecided Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary As a Literacy Intern at The Legacy Center, a non-profit in Midland, Michigan, I created […]

Will McMichael

APEX Fellowship | Will McMichael

Major: Neuroscience Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary I conducted research at Rosalind Franklin University near Chicago. I explored how stress induces neuroinflammation […]

Narissa Le

APEX Fellowship | Narissa Le

Majors: Communication Studies, Data Science Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary Andrew Award of Excellence While interning for VinGroup Joint Stock Company, I […]

Noah Leonard

APEX Fellowship | Noah Leonard

Majors: Political Science (International Relations), Spanish Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Paul Edmiston As an administrative intern with Open Door Resource Center and Salvation […]

Katiasofia Gonzales

APEX Fellowship | Katiasofia Gonzales

Major: Undecided Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann Andrew Award of Excellence At the Colegio Montesori del Cusco, Peru I worked remotely as […]

Habitat for Humanity Team

AMRE | Habitat for Humanity

Economic Impact Analysis Will McCullough ’21, Economics Tabitha Skornik-Hayes ’22, Global & International Studies Advisors: Jim Burnell, Brooke Krause The team analyzed budgets, expenditure […]

Eric Kraus

APEX Fellowship | Eric Kraus

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Tim Freeze Volunteering with The American Red Cross in Pittsburgh, I distributed produce locally, […]

Huy Kieu

APEX Fellowship | Huy Kieu

Major: Computer Science Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: David McConnell Wilson Award As a Software Engineer Intern at FPT Software in Ho Chi Minh […]

Amelia Kemp

APEX Fellowship | Amelia Kemp

Majors: Communication Studies, Sociology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Matt Krain Andrew Award of Excellence As a Communications Specialist Intern for BFCC in Colorado […]

Ciara Hudson

APEX Fellowship | Ciara Hudson

Major: Political Science Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Brooke Krause As a legal intern with the city solicitor of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, I remotely conducted […]

Laura Haley

APEX Fellowship | Laura Haley

Major: Communication Studies Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison Andrew Award of Excellence As a social media and marketing intern for Beagle Productions, […]

Hannah Groetsch

APEX Fellowship | Hannah Groetsch

Major: Political Science Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Tim Freeze As a campaign intern for People for Tarra Simmons in Washington’s 23rd Legislative District, […]

AMRE | Benefits Cliff II

Building a BRIDGE to Self-Sufficiency: Policy Prescriptions to Address Benefits Cliffs in Ohio Tim Cotter ’22, Philosophy Stachal Harris ’21, Political Science Michael Nahhas […]

Tree Ring Analysis Team

AMRE | Tree Ring Analysis

Dendrochronological analysis of the tree ring series of Mountain Hemlock, Western Hemlock, European Larch, and White Oak trees Srushti Chaudhari ’22, Earth Science Mazvita […]

Wilson Freije

APEX Fellowship | Wilson Freije

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard At an IU School of Medicine radiation oncology lab, in Indianapolis, I […]

APEX Fellowship | Sierra Foltz

Major: English Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison Andrew Award of Excellence Interning for The Muse Writer’s Center in Norfolk, Virginia, I audited […]

Megan Fisher

APEX Fellowship | Megan Fisher

Major: Psychology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison As an Intake Specialist at Nemeth Counseling in Hilliard, Ohio, I performed administrative tasks pertaining […]

Morgan Fields

APEX Fellowship | Morgan Fields

Major(s): English, Education Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Matt Krain Andrew Award of Excellence At Camp Nuhop in Mohican State Park, I worked to […]

Holly Engel

APEX Fellowship | Holly Engel

Major: English, French & Francophone Studies Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: David McConnell I served as an editorial intern at Ohio Magazine in Cleveland, […]

Alex DeLong

APEX Fellowship | Alex DeLong

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Tim Freeze At the Center for AIDS Research in Providence, Rhode Island, I wrote […]

Noah Crane

APEX Fellowship | Noah Crane

Major: Psychology Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann As a Collegiate Outreach Specialist at NAMI, a national non-profit in Rochester, NY, I provided […]

APEX Fellowship | Alexander Cohen

Major: Philosophy Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Bas van Doorn I worked with IRC Sacramento’s Volunteer Coordination department to help hire and place interns […]

APEX Fellowship | Kayla Bertholf

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: Grit Herzmann Andrew Award of Excellence As a research assistant for the Arnosti molecular […]

Sarah Caley

APEX Fellowship | Sarah Caley

Major: Theatre & Dance Class Year: 2023 Faculty Mentor: Leslie Wingard As the Education Intern for Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, I assisted with […]

humbly LLC Team

AMRE | humbly LLC

Data Analytics and Software Engineering Salim Dohri ’21, Computer Science Zhen Guo ’21, Computer Science Advisor: John Ramsay This technology company’s primary business is […]

Macy Bischoff

APEX Fellowship | Macy Bischoff

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Class Year: 2022 Faculty Mentor: David McConnell With aspirations in medicine, I read recommended “pre-med” literature and began MCAT […]

Rephael Berkooz

APEX Fellowship | Rephael Berkooz

Major: Mathematics Class Year: 2021 Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary Research assistant, College of Wooster. I analyzed the economic and healthcare impact of the Health […]

STEM Success Initative Team

AMRE | Stem Success Initiative

Prediction of Retention and Persistence Brendan Dufty ’22, Math Sky Gill ’22, Statistical and Data Science Bang Nguyen ’22, Computer Science Ariel Xie ’21, […]

Wooster sophomore’s investigative work published by The Pulitzer Center

Sam Boudreau’s late change in internship plans, going from bird watching to watchdog, worked out quite well

Eraj Sikandar

APEX Internship Confirms Eraj Sikandar’s Career Goal

Wooster junior business economics major interned with UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Pakistan

Jenna Smith

Hands-On Internship at Bellwether Farm Inspires Wooster Sociology Major

Jenna Smith learns about regenerative agricultural systems through summer fieldwork experience

Amelia Kemp ’21

Wooster senior makes her voice heard in local community

Amelia Kemp ’21 participates in Black Lives Matter movement as part of her APEX Fellowship

Paige Clay

Wooster Student Selected to The Policy Academies’ 2020 Academy Class

Paige Clay to conduct research on SNAP for think tank partner this summer

Alayt Issak at SACNAS 2019

Mathematics major recognized at conference for outstanding research and poster presentation

Alayt Issak ’21 learns about the conference experience

Marco Roccato

Marco Roccato Attends Athens Democracy Forum

Marco Roccato reflects upon the opportunity to “bring the Wooster spirit into the Athens Democracy Forum" again. The senior global and international studies major recently returned from the event that brings together global leaders to discuss current topics in relation to democracy.

Waverly Hart

Wooster senior attends Democratic presidential debate

Editor in chief of ‘The Wooster Voice,’ Waverly Hart, uses her press credentials for ‘once in a lifetime chance’

Benton Thompson

APEX Fellow Experiences Archaeology in Italy

Benton Thompson IV, am archaeology major at Wooster, spent six weeks at an archaeological field school in Italy this past summer, courtesy of APEX. […]

Miller

Cuyahoga Valley National Park through the ‘anthropological lens’

APEX Fellowship reveals interest in national park service for Cami Miller

Jessica Roberts '20

Biology major creates educational session on invasive species

Jessica Roberts ’20 interned with the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she aimed to create a professional development session about invasive species for […]

Mason Minerva '20

Geology major gains hands-on experience in his hometown

Mason Minerva ’20 served as an APEX Fellow at Impact Earth, an environmental consulting company in Rochester, New York. Established in 2014, Impact Earth […]

Ingrid Buckley '20

History major learns the value of the subject for local communities

As a history major, Ingrid Buckley ’20 found her love of history flourished during her APEX Fellowship at the Southeast Ohio History Center. “The […]

Kennedey Bell '21

Communication studies major explores creative educational methods

Communication studies major Kennedey Bell ’21 interned as an APEX Fellow at Science PlaySpace Initiative, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A non-profit program established in […]

Andrea Arts ’20

Interning with ‘Zero Waste’ clothing label teaches studio art major value of material while completing high profile projects

The summer before her senior year studio art major Andrea Arts ’20 interned as an APEX Fellow at Zero Waste Daniel in Brooklyn, New […]

Budding Journalist Found Her Passion Through APEX Fellowship

Sally Kershner totaled 26 bylines while interning at Ohio Magazine

Pyae Thein

Internship at Cleveland Museum of Art allows Pyae Thein to acquire experience in two of his interests

Information technology and art enthusiast spent summer increasing skill set at top art museum

Madelyn Cobb

Aspiring attorney builds background through APEX Fellowship

Madelyn Cobb works with the Ohio Civil Right Commission

Russell Boston

Senior Russell Boston is Making an Impact as a Health Coach

Part of Wooster Community Hospital’s Community Care Network

Zoe Kuhn '19

Communication sciences and disorders major uses speech therapy to support stroke survivors

For Zoe Kuhn ’19, her second time volunteering at the Austin Speech Labs became even more meaningful with help from the APEX Fellowship program. She discovered the position through a […]

Katarina Baltisberger ’20

Art history major broadens children’s artistic literacy as a summer camp assistant

Through her experience as a summer camp assistant at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Katarina Baltisberger ’20 learned “the best way to be a successful […]

Matthew Harris-Ridker '19

Women’s, gender, & sexuality studies major discovers new career paths through internship

Before serving as an intern at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, Matthew Harris-Ridker ’19 was concerned about finding a well-paying career as a […]