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Category: Student Stories

January 21, 2020

From Boston to South Korea, Unity College students make the most of their internships

Internships are one of the pillars of a Unity College education, and even though students receive ample opportunities to get hands-on education through the College’s experiential curriculum, nothing can quite compare to getting out in the field alongside your future peers. In recent years, Unity College has placed an emphasis on students applying for and… Read more »

November 22, 2019

Educating on natural history in New Hampshire

While others studying Captive Wildlife Care and Education at Unity College tend to lean more heavily into the “care” aspects of the major, Josh Flagg knew from day one that he wanted to become an educator. This summer, Flagg got the opportunity to do just that at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New… Read more »

November 22, 2019

Working at New England’s largest aquarium

The New England Aquarium in Boston is home to some 20,000 animals, as well as a 200,000-gallon tank that ranks among the 10 largest in any aquarium across the country. Over the summer, Jordan Baker, a senior Marine Biology major at Unity College, had the opportunity of a lifetime to learn the ins and outs… Read more »

November 22, 2019

Organic farming in South Korea

Through internships, Unity College students have gotten the opportunity to explore the world, and when Lyndsay Sharrock was weighing her options, she knew she wanted an internship that combined her passion for organic farming and exploring new cultures. A senior Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Writing major, Sharrock found the perfect opportunity through World Wide Opportunities… Read more »

November 22, 2019

Mixing Media, Oysters, and Agriculture

Over the summer, Brandon Hoeckel, a Unity College senior double majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Writing, became a jack of all trades while interning at Wright’s Cove Farm and Glidden Point Oyster Farms. His internship melded three very different areas of focus: Aquaculture, agriculture, and media. “It was a lot of new things for… Read more »

Ari Leach holding diploma during graduation ceremony

February 25, 2019

Student Success: Ari Leach

Ari Leach is currently the Biotoxin Specialist for the western Maine division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Ari has taken over the organization and operation of its volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program, which involves training and supporting a network of volunteers to collect and identify harmful algae species in western Maine, a service that… Read more »

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October 26, 2018

Student Story: Jake Jacobs

Jake is a Facilities Superintendent at Caroline County Public Works, Maryland, where he successfully manages ten veteran Public Works employees. Functioning as a team, his division is responsible for managing all operations of 24 County Facilities. He manages Solid Waste/Recycling, a water system and two spray programs, and a close team. Additionally, Jake owns his… Read more »

September 05, 2011

Dale Pitre ’12 Lands the Job of a Lifetime Making a Difference for Veterans and First Responders

Some people come to their life’s calling later than others. At the age of 50 in May of 2012, Dale Pitre will stride across the stage at Unity’s commencement and receive his diploma.  His four year degree in general studies will have been largely self-designed and focused on his passion, serving veterans and first responders who are… Read more »