"My internship in Tupelo, Mississippi was an amazing experience, I was able to not only shadow one area in medicine, but a variety of different specialties from endocrinology to orthopedics. Interning with different doctors and a nurse practitioner further enlightened my goal to become a physician assistant that specializes in orthopedics."- Philip Apilan '16
"I can honestly say that the internship experience is one of the best things Xaverian offers to its Honors students. Interning at Futures in Education provided me with a firsthand look at the nonprofit business world and made me realize that the best kind of business is one that helps people."
- Kevin Barrett, Futures in Education
"My internship in civil engineering took my academic experience to unimaginable heights - literally. I was able travel to the top of the Verrazano Bridge and examine its suspension cables and beams up close. This was just one of many truly unbelievable experiences I took part in through my internship. I was actually doing real engineering work involving physics and algebraic geometry. Next summer, I will be working Northeast Structural Steel Inc. again, in a paid position, as the youngest engineer on their job sites."
- Randy Antoun '15 Northeast Structural Steel, Inc. (Mentors: Kevin Sheerin & Dan Mallen, Project Engineers)
"My mechanical engineering internship was an amazing experience. My mentor, Keith Frerichs '00, Senior Project Manager for WTC Redevelopment with Jones Lang LaSalle, showed me the robots used to investigate flood damage at WTC. He also took me to the Oculus, which was under construction, to describe various construction processes. These included applying computer designs to real life construction, coordinating different engineering teams, and meeting financial deadlines."
- Ritvik Taneja '15, Jones Lang LaSalle
"Interning with Dr. Bertelle was an amazing and eye-opening experience. I was able to shadow Dr. Bertelle and learn how he examines his patients, which helped me to understand the process of what a doctor must to do to correctly diagnose a patient with a certain illness. The internship opportunity that Xaverian provided me with made me realize the amount of love I have for science and, ultimately, helped me decide that I want to continue on in the medical field with my studies."
- Nicholas Terzulli '15, Dr. Bertelle, Internal Medicine
"During my internship, I networked and built relationships that will last me a long time. Working as a Case Assistant Intern truly opened the door for me to consider potentially becoming a lawyer when I get older. Working with caring people, tackling interesting tasks, and being in the middle of New York City with almost anything and everything at my fingertips is something I was very honored to have the opportunity to experience. Overall, my internship at Kirkland was potentially the best six weeks of my life and I loved it so much that I decided to go back and work for six days over Christmas break."
- Christian Bono '15, Law Internship with Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Mentor: Christopher Torrente '90, Partner)
"One of the most important things I learned during my internship with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is that in order to be successful in your professional life, you have to be completely comfortable speaking to and interacting with others. I really enjoyed my time at the Chamber, and will definitely take what I learned with me as I determine my future career path."
- Jesse Slevin '15 Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Mentor: Carlo A. Scissura '88, President)
“I think that working at Forbes Publishing was a very enjoyable and informative experience. I had been taking business classes throughout my junior year and the knowledge I learned in the class carried over nicely. The information I learned there will be useful in the future no matter what I finally choose to do with my life as a whole…One of the many things I learned was that side from making profits, the general happiness of the workers, quality of the work done, as well as interpersonal relationships between workers, are all important for the success of that business.”
- Michael Jankowski '14, Forbes Publishing (Mentor: Thomas Callahan, CFO)
“I got to experience the real world of engineering. I have found what I love and what I am so excited to pursue to its full extent…I love being at a desk and working in a computer-assisted design program, designing building systems and doing math. It is what I picture myself doing later in life. This experience has solidified my dream…Seeing as Brendan and I did such a swell job Mr. Rotoli offered us a paid internship for the summer of 2014.”
- Michael Rizzo '14, JBB Consulting Engineers (Mentor: Vincent Rotoli, PE, CPD, Associate)
“For a long time I wanted to be a lawyer, so I saw this internship as a great opportunity to explore the profession. The highlight of the internship was when we went to a Civil Court in Brooklyn. My mentor is a lawyer who deals with civil cases, mostly relating to tenants and landlords. I was unable to follow my mentor into some places as I am not a lawyer. However, I was able to listen to some of the negotiations between him and the tenants. Other times I stayed at the office completing tasks such as differentiating things that are protected and not protected by an insurance agency. This made me realize the amount of preparation that is involved in being ready for a case. Participating in this internship was a great experience for me. I learned that there is a lot more to being a lawyer than questioning a witness in the courtroom. This experience helped me narrow my choices in terms of the type of law I would like to focus on. I would definitely like to participate in another internship like this one again.”
- Joshua Previl '14, Lugara PLLC (Mentor: Lorenzo Lugara ’00, Attorney at Law)