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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.



Objectives for the internship program:


  • To give students hands-on experiences

  • To learn about their possible career interests

  • To observe leadership modules used at particular businesses

  • To obtain meaningful experiences and life skills

  • To apply skills learned in Leadership classes

  • To receive guidance from 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