Our graduates pursue study in a variety of disciplines. In addition to fundamental skills necessary for success in any career, our Center focuses on leadership, ethical behavior patterns, and real-world challenges.
As a culminating activity, students are required to complete an unpaid internship during the second semester of their senior year. The goal for the internship is two fold: to give the students a meaningful, hands-on experience in a career area of personal interest and to examine the leadership styles exhibited at this particular business.
Provide students with hands-on experiences
Expose students to possible career goals and paths
Facilitate networking opportunities in the field and community
Demonstrate real-life leadership models and styles
Offer opportunities for students to practice the skills learned in Leadership classes
Mentor and offer guidance to students via relationships with internship hosts
"I had no idea what to expect as a high school intern in a molecular genetics research lab at the Massey Cancer Center. I hardly knew anything about cancer biology, and I thought it would take me awhile to learn the ropes. But on the first day I jumped right in and learned pipetting techniques, how to pass cells, and how to run DNA gels. It was more than I could have asked for; it put me ahead of some of my peers at Johns Hopkins University and helped me land a spot in Dr. Denis Wirtz’s lab in the spring of my freshman year.
Matthew Williams, Graduate