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Kimmy Chhoeuk: Paving the way for future career in physical therapy

When she graduates from the University of Maine in May, Kimmy Chhoeuk of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, plans to go directly into a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Although she’s not sure where she’ll continue her education, Chhoeuk — a kinesiology and physical education major with a concentration in exercise science and a minor in psychology […]

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Jane Blanchard: Navigating a corporate environment at Unum

Interning at Unum gave Jane Blanchard of Hallowell, Maine first-hand experience in navigating a new type of workplace: the corporate environment.  Blanchard, a junior studying marketing and management at the Maine Business School, says that when she started her internship at the company, she had “quite the culture shock at first.” As she worked there, […]

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Jason Gil: Broadening mind and opportunities at L.L. Bean 

If Jason Gil of Sanford, Maine had to describe his information services wholesale internship at L.L. Bean in one word, he would choose “exposure.”  Working for the retailer has introduced Gill, a senior at the Maine Business School, to many new aspects of technology, information services and business operation. The skills he learned through his […]

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Brady Kaelin: Making every spore count

Brady Kaelin combines his passion for fungi and knowledge of the sciences to protect the mushrooms he loves. The senior majoring in botany with a professional writing minor is working alongside mentor Pete Avis, adjunct professor and cooperating faculty at the School of Biology and Ecology, to study fungal populations in southern Maine. Kaelin grew […]

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Molly Hale: A scientific approach to preventing childhood brain injury

Molly Hale is using pediatric medical data to learn how brain injuries in children can be anticipated and prevented. The senior at the University of Maine was given a grant by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) to compare national data sets to find the connection between adverse experiences and brain injuries in children 12 […]

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Suzy Violette: Transforming classroom knowledge into real experiences

Suzy Violette has been building on the plant science knowledge she’s gained through her classes at the University of Maine by helping to conserve the natural resources in Glacier National Park in Montana. Violette, a nontraditional student majoring in environmental horticulture, spent this past summer repopulating the lost vegetation at the park’s Native Plant Nursery. […]

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Caty DuDevoir: Bringing the student perspective to Maine Public radio

Caty DuDevoir uses her interest in human culture to create news stories that display the true history of Maine. Through her summer internship at Maine Public, the rising senior at the University of Maine majoring in anthropology with a journalism minor has been able to amplify overlooked voices and perspectives, like she also does with […]

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Cindy Bellavance and Oluwadamilola Kolawole: Streamlining conservation research

Student researchers Cindy Bellavance and Oluwadamilola Kolawole are transforming DNA testing strategies. Through a grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), the rising University of Maine seniors are testing technologies that will increase the speed and precision with which researchers test for genetic markers in the environment. Bellavance and Kolawole are working with loop […]

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Christian Hartling: Helping Maine businesses grow global presence 

From an office in downtown Portland, MaineMBA student Christian Hartling is helping entrepreneurs across the state engage in worldwide commerce.  Hartling of Burlington, Massachusetts, is interning with the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) this summer through its Future Global Leader program. Part of his work involves providing various services to member businesses, such as conducting […]

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