Keuka students have conducted Field Periods™ in more than 2,500 locations around the world.
Emily Michienzi (double major in Sociology and Political Science & History) completing her Field Period™ with Hamilton County Historian.
Whether you’d like to help market a local grocery store in your neighborhood or explore the caves of Costa Rica, Field Period™ can open a world of enriching, exciting, and intellectually challenging experiences.
Take time to learn how some of Keuka’s students, both past and present, have spent their Field Periods™.
All of these organizations have agreed to host Field Periods™ in the future.
Over the course of my Field Period™, I picked up the basics of each instrument. Not only was I able to help out more, but I was able to make the connection between neuropsychology and music, which interests me in a future profession as a school psychologist.
I enjoyed surrounding myself with students who were passionate about music everyday. I was able to see the gears turning in their heads as they tried to learn everything that instrumental music asks them to. I was also able to learn how music department programs benefit students developmentally and therefore understand the importance of preserving these programs against future cuts or reductions.
I conducted interviews with individuals working in social services and spent time touring Taipei cultural sites (temples, markets, tourist sites). I also spent time in Vietnam touring villages, Hanoi, and Halong Bay.
Seeing the cultural differences, sightseeing, and learning many new things.
Managing social media accounts on twitter, facebook, and pinterest. Writing blog posts, creating travel itineraries, assisting with newsletter creation and distribution, and posting partner events to the event calendar.
I was given the freedom to make my own decisions, and also, the environment was very supportive.
This internship requires ample independent work, and an intern working here needs to be organized, motivated and patient, because you are not under constant supervision as you work.
First and foremost, I liked that I was treated as an equal and not just an intern. I was given the opportunity to make my own decisions and my ideas were always considered, and sometimes even pursued by the executives Matthew and Dean. I also liked that I was shown what the "real world" is going to be like, such as independent work, group meetings, fluctuating hours, etc., and I wasn't simply "coddled." Lastly, it was extraordinary for me to see my work making a difference for the Deaf community, such as the #OpenCaptionsNow movement.