Success Stories

“Internship is a great opportunity for students to have real-world experiences in their field of interest. My expertise is in analytical and environmental chemistry. My interns experience doing field work (such as soil sampling) as well as lab work, including the use of some state-of-the-art instruments for chemical testing, hence they get a clear picture of what chemistry entails. In the end, I believe their experiences help them decide if they want to stay in the field of science (and so far all of them decided to do so). It is such a rewarding experience when I see them work as chemists and at the same time have fun in the lab or in the field.”

-Dr. Cielito “Tammy” King, Professor, Bridgewater State College

“Rockland Trust is committed to serving the community with our banking program at the Whitman-Hanson High School.  Our branch located inside the High School provides students with the opportunity to work as a teller providing customer service to teachers, peers and school staff.  In the beginning, the students start out a little nervous but when their time is up they all leave with a sense of accomplishment.  Not only do students learn how a bank branch operates by following policies and procedures but they learn to provide exemplary customer service.  I am proud to say some students have continued on with Rockland Trust as a career choice, but I am also proud to say they all leave with a better understanding of banking.”

-Madalin Callis, High School Trainer, Rockland Trust Company

“Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital welcomes High School students for volunteering. These relationships create a win – win situation for the students and the hospital, helping to create a volunteer base while providing these young volunteers with a tremendous opportunity within the healthcare setting.  We are fortunate to be part of the Whitman Hanson Internship Program.”

-Elena Ceurvels-Murphy, Director of Volunteers, Signature Healthcare

“The experience I have had as an intern at Crescent Credit Union is beyond my expectations and is not one that the average high school senior has the opportunity to experience.  I want to become an accountant and I am working in my field in the Operations Department with identity theft and daily financial reports.”

-Ashlee McCall, Brockton High School Senior

“Working at George’s Garage in Brockton has really helped me make a connection between school and work because I would like to be an automotive technician in the future.”

-Dennis Wade, Brockton High School Senior

“Shadowing one of the surgical nurses was very interesting because we learned what they did on a daily basis. It helped us to be able to picture ourselves in a medical environment and showed us the benefits of nursing.”

-Sarah Nitenson and Olga Novitsky, Stoughton High School Seniors

“An inspirational experience that made me want to consider the possibility of working in the health care field.”

-Beena Patel and Michelle Brauneis, Stoughton High School Seniors

“This course has helped me improve my personal development skills and get ready to enter the workforce by allowing me to work with many different people in many different atmospheres.  I know that there are always people that need my help and that I can make a difference in their lives, no matter how small.  I love the sense of accomplishment that I get helping other people, and I will continue to do so.”

-Michelle Crisp, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Senior

“This course taught me how to be good at interviews.  After my interview for the internship, I was offered two paying job interviews.  I used what I learned from class, and got both jobs in which I am working now.”

-Ryan Fitch, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Senior