Ellyse is a Junior at Northern Illinois University who is majoring in History and minoring in Anthropology. She recently interned at Hinckley Historical Society through the Internship Program for the Fall 2019 semester.
Here is what Ellyse had to say about her recent internship experience:
Q: What projects did you work on as an intern?
Ellyse: I helped organize a large number of older town photos, as well as archived artifacts that are not currently being used in the museum exhibit.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?
Ellyse: The biggest benefit to my experience was that I was able to get a better understanding of the software PastPerfect, which is used in museums across the country. This could potentially give me a leg up in career searches later on.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Ellyse: Internships give students the opportunity to try out a potential career path that they may be interested in, without fully committing to changing or altering their school paths. It also can provide great contacts in the real world that may be able to help you along the way.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Ellyse: Thank you so much to the Roberts Family Foundation for this opportunity!