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.
Observe and learn how an OT works in three settings: in-patient, out-patient and long-term care. I helped collect and put equipment away. I also was an extra spotter for patients who were unstable walkers, and also carried oxygen tanks for others.
The workers all made me feel a part of the hospital and nursing home. The therapists were all very down-to-earth people and they really taught me a lot about acute and long-term rehab.
Everyone in the school wants to help you try to make your story a success story. It's a great place to be and an even better place to start!
The best aspects of this Field Period™ were making so many connections with these amazing kids and building relationships. I realized that working in this field can be very rewarding but also very challenging. The best part was learning at the end that I had made a positive difference in the classroom and made an impact with one girl in particular, who really came a long way from even one month before.
This Field Period™ provided a great taste of a variety of communications aspects in a hospital setting, where you have to navigate an office environment, but also attend events and goings ons within the department. Students considering the PR or communications career path but not sure of how to go about it will be challenged. In addition, PR in the health care setting can be very different due to HIPPA and other privacy laws that a medical organization must take into account.
Going along on some of the media interviews was some of the best parts. I got to be in a radio studio while one of our physicians gave a talk about nutrition. I helped with the filming of several television newscasts and got to meet reporters, (great for networking!) The coolest thing was a media assignment one day where I got to scrub in and head to the OR with a news crew to observe a brain surgery!