Summer 2019 Stories

Bluejays Flying High This Summer

Elmhurst students pursue their passions all year, but summer gives them a prime opportunity to go exploring.

This season they are studying abroad, preparing for their careers and creating other unforgettable memories. Join them as they share their stories—a new one each week this summer.

Elmhurst College student Emma Germann is studying music education.

A Golden Summer

Emma Germann ’22 is attending the Golden Apple Scholar Institute this summer in preparation for a career as a music teacher.

Clay Pinkham ’20 is exploring the music industry as a digital marketing intern at Full Circle Music in Nashville.

Adventures in Nashville

Clay Pinkham ’20 is exploring the music industry as a digital marketing intern at Full Circle Music in Nashville.

Julia Jamka will study abroad in Italy in the summer of 2019.

An Italian Immersion

For Julia Jamka ’21, a summer study-abroad program that combines psychology and Italian culture is a perfect fit.

Jasen Jones is studying the effects of gourmet salt at Elmhurst College.

Salt of the Earth

Jasen Jonas ’22 is investigating the health benefits of gourmet salts this summer as part of the Creative and Scholarly Endeavors (CASE) program.

Klaudia Podstawek is a double major in marketing and international business at Elmhurst College.

Learning Logistics in Poland

For Klaudia Podstawek ’20, this summer is about gaining experience in business—while going back to her roots in Poland.

Ariana Cardenas is researching language teaching techniques at Elmhurst College.

Can Cognates Boost Cognition?

Ariana Cardenas ’20 is exploring new ways to help Spanish speakers who wish to learn English.

Valentina Poggi is studying at Elmhurst College to become a veterinarian.

Horse Whisperer

A summer shadowing opportunity is introducing Valentina Poggi ’20 to the life of a traveling equine veterinarian.

Michael Livesey is studying and researching computer science at Elmhurst College.

Parallel Lives

Michael Livesey ’20 conducts research with real-world applications in everything from weather forecasting to self-driving cars.

Elmhurst College student Alissa Bulaon secured an internship with Ulta Beauty.

Beauty and the Internship

Alissa Bulaon ’19 is getting an inside look at the cosmetics and beauty industry with an internship at Ulta Beauty.

Elmhurst College student Trevor Horwath is writing computer code for large brokerage house Charles Schwab.

The Programs Behind the Investments

Computer science major Trevor Horwath ’20 is writing code this summer as an intern with investment giant Charles Schwab.

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