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Summer Bridge Interns

Summer 2019:

Portrait of Kelsey

Kelsey Jones

Undergrad Major: History and Political Science
Institution: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY
Grad Program Higher Education Student Affairs Administration
Institution: Nazareth College, Pittsford NY

Why did you want to be the Graduate Intern for First-Year Experiences programs at UMBC this summer?
I wanted to be a part of the Summer Bridge program at UMBC because of its unique design of providing specialized program for incoming students. This program is so beneficial for the overall transition into college by providing various resources on campus and giving incoming students the opportunity to explore differing programs that they may be interested in throughout their collegiate career. Overall orientation is such an important experience that can and will prepare you for not only your first year but the following three as well.

If you could give one tip to a new student before they start college, what would it be?
If I could give one tip to incoming new students it would be to not be afraid to put yourself out there and become familiar with the opportunities and experiences there are to have at UMBC. Becoming involved and trying new experiences will enable you to find new interest and hobbies you may be passionate about.

Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?

  • I drive a red beetle
  • I collect stickers from all of the places I’ve ever been and you can see them on my car, laptop, and all over my room
  • I lived in England for four months as part of a study abroad program

Portrait of Rebecca

Rebecca Steinberg

Undergrad Major: International Studies and French
Institution: Miami University
Grad Program: Higher Education Administration
Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Why did you want to be the Graduate Intern for First-Year Experiences programs at UMBC this summer?
I want the opportunity to support new students during their transition to UMBC! I hope to learn more about summer bridge programs and how they support first-year students.

If you could give one tip to a new student before they start college, what would it be?
It’s ok to ask for help. Think about all the people who supported you throughout your life so far-they can help you, and you will meet new people who can help you at UMBC over the next four years.

Tell us a few interesting things about yourself…?

  • I love to cook
  • After I graduated from college, I lived in Honduras for a few months teaching English
  • I am a super active person: after work, you can find me outdoors, at a fitness class, or doing yoga