The more career and real-life experience you add to your resume while attending college, the better. Employers will appreciate your work ethic, the skills you’ve  acquired, and your eagerness to learn your field of interest. In our July edition of the Pullman Scholar newsletter, On Board, we learned about six summer opportunities our scholars took advantage of throughout the U.S. and even South America.  For the first part of this two-part series, you’ll learn how our scholars found and landed their opportunities, what their typical days were like if housing was offered (if applicable), and if the opportunity was paid.

With these insights, we hope you’ll be empowered to find an opportunity during a break. It doesn’t matter what year in college you are, companies are looking for fresh ideas and people. Just take a look at what the following scholars did this summer.


Michael Glynn, Camp Director, BLAST Fun Fitness Camp, Skokie Park District


Erika Reyes, Volunteer, Foundation of Sustainable Development, Bolivia

Yara Ismail, 2017

Yara Ismail, Publications/Marketing Intern, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago


Charlotte Carroll, Editorial Intern, Field& Stream Magazine, ASME, NYC


Xiomara Contreras, Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM) Intern in the SMB Marketing Acquisition Team, Google, California







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John Haboush, Wealth Management Division Intern, Mesirow Financial, Chicago