Thursday, February 26, 2015


Are you looking for an internship?

The New York State Assembly Intern Committee offers internships at the State Capital in Albany every Spring semester (starts in January and ends in May). This is a paid internship; Session Interns receive a $4,900 stipend (including a book allowance) while also earning academic credit. Mr. Lamark Shaw (from Daemen's Career Services Office) writes that:

"The Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. The Assembly Intern Committee carefully balances the academic curriculum with the experiential and the theoretical aspects of the internship. In addition to daily responsibilities, Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office."
If you are interested in learning more, contact Lamark Shaw at the Career Services Office BY CLICKING HERE, and attend the workshop scheduled for March 3. You can also learn more about the Washington Internship Institute, which many of the students in the History & Political Science Department have had great experiences with. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Jordan Sieracki discusses her "World of Opportunity" at Scholar's Day 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 7, Daemen welcomed many high-achieving future students to campus to meet faculty, staff, alumni, and current students while competing for several major scholarships as part of Scholar's Day. 

Jordan Sieracki ('15), a History & Political Science major and Pre-Law minor, was one of two Trustee Scholarship students who spoke to the crowd of future students and their parents about her experiences in the H&P Department and beyond. As Jordan explains, her studies have opened up the "World of Opportunity" that is featured on Daemen's college emblem.  

Jordan Sieracki: 
I'm sure you have all noticed on Daemen's signage and letterhead: "Daemen College: A World of Opportunity"....Through personal reflection on my college career, I have realized how my experiences at Daemen have prepared me and how through Daemen I have been presented with incredible opportunities. Coming to college, I had specific goals I set to accomplish by graduation: I wanted to learn more about US history and government, learn more about other cultures and countries, I wanted to travel, learn languages, help others, and learn more about myself.

Through my coursework, the support and encouragement and instruction from my amazing faculty in the History Department, I have learned so much about my strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, and have acquired a clearer picture of my career aspirations....
 Watch Jordan's full speech below. Her comments begin at the 11:44 point in the video clip.