Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning. Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been impressive.
While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department internship coordinators, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.
Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University and so can you.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders have gone on to succeed in rewarding careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni
- Kim Kerstetter ’14, MA Speech/Language Pathology, practices at The Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and lives in Boardman, Ohio.
- Jill Dillon ’13, MA in Speech/Language Pathology, is employed by Midland Public Schools, Midland, Michigan. She also worked in the summer as a speech therapist at Bay Cliff Health Camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
- Rosa Gerber ’12, MA Speech/Language Pathology, began working for the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 following graduation as an Early Intervention Consultant/Speech-Language Pathologist in Warren County, Pa., with 3-5 year old preschoolers. She’s transitioning to a new caseload in IU5’s Early Intervention program in Edinboro, McKean, and Summit areas. “EU’s MASLP program was fantastic in preparing me for future employment,” Deb said. “Granted, you always learn most about your job in the field, but I felt prepared and had the resources to consult or research as situations arose and tough or uncommon cases presented themselves. Or, as you’ll learn, friends or random people approach you in public settings to ask about family members once they find out you’re an SLP.”
- Danielle Hyde ’12, MA Speech/Language Pathology, worked as an SLP at Halcyon Rehabilitation in Gulfport, Miss, for almost two years. She recently moved to the Washington, DC, area and works for Genesis Rehab Services at a SNF. She was offered a job the second day after she moved because the position is in such high demand. Danielle also works as a PRN with National Home Health, a home health agency.
- Deb McMechan ’11, MA Speech/Language Pathology, worked as an SLP at Integrity Rehab in Detroit, Michigan upon graduation. She’s currently a pediatric inpatient and outpatient SLP at the University of Michigan Health System-C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Dr. Kelly Green ’09, BA Speech and Hearing Sciences, is a Doctor of Audiology at RW Petruso Hearing and Audiology Clinic, Inc. in Erie, Pa.