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MCC Student Wins Hyink Internship Award Again!

Photo of scholarship winner Sarah OlsonFor the fourth time in six years, a MiraCosta College student was selected to receive the Bernard L. Hyink $1,000 Scholarship. Eligibility for this award includes membership in the California Internship and Work Experience Association (CIWEA) along with submission of an essay on “How My Internship/Work Experience Has Influenced My Career Choice.” English literature major Sarah Olson’s essay “STEM Without Borders” received the highest rank in the state. As she wrote in her paper, Sarah pursued an internship at the Nordson STEM Center because she wanted “to create a social media project showcasing the stories of the students who overcame obstacles like race, gender, and socioeconomic background to pursue a degree in science or engineering.” Sarah accepted the invitation to the CIWEA conference where she read her essay to association members and received her award and a $1,000 check.

Meet MiraCosta's 2018 Student Employee of the Year!

photo of seotyTereza Zafra, a Social Justice & Equity Center (SJEC) Intern, serves as a resource for SJEC visitors, assists with programming and events and communicates with faculty and community partners to bring quality programming to as many MiraCosta students as possible. According to her supervisor, Jodi Mulhall, Tereza “stands out on the basis of her hard work, commitment to her position and to her colleagues, and her integrity.” Tereza was chosen as the lead on communicating with MiraCosta faculty based on her communication skills and ability to craft professional and warm emails. She displays professionalism, respect and eloquence in every interaction. In addition to her advanced soft skills, Tereza cares deeply about raising the visibility of and opportunities for underrepresented students. Tereza will continue her education with a focus in business and dreams of opening her own one day. Stay tuned for more MiraCosta students making a difference!

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