Wojciech found that it’s never too early to gain your first internship experience, especially if it means spending the summer in the city of Boston.
Emmanuel's location in the heart of Boston's Fenway neighborhood gives students easy access to everything the city has to offer--world-renowned museums and theaters, centuries of history, experiential learning opportunities, acres of public parkland and dozens of restaurants featuring both regional and international cuisine.
But with coursework, athletics and extracurricular activities during the academic year, many busy students like Wojciech feel as though there aren't enough hours in the day to see everything. During the summer of 2014, he chose to stay on campus as an intern in the Office of Student Activities, planning the event-packed six Weeks of Welcome for the Class of 2018.
"I didn't feel like I got to fully experience Boston during the school year," he said. "I thought this would be a good time to explore the city and to take on my first internship."
Having attended Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut, the New Jersey resident is used to being away from home, noting that his first year at Emmanuel, in many ways, felt like his fifth year of college.
Wojciech stayed busy as a freshman, namely as a player on the Saints men's soccer team, a sport in which he's been involved since he moved to the U.S. from Poland at the age of five. Despite playing with a torn ligament all season, he finished as the second-highest scorer and was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week in September 2013.
He also got involved with Emmanuel's Dance Marathon, serving as the public relations coordinator in the event's third year at the College. With the rest of the executive board and a large team of fundraisers, Wojciech's efforts helped raise nearly $68,000 for Boston Children's Hospital--elevating Emmanuel into the top 5 Dance Marathon fundraisers in the Northeast.
Wojciech's hard work has certainly paid off--in the spring, he was honored with the Class of 2017 Student Leadership Award, which was presented to a student who showed initiative, motivation and the potential for continued leadership at Emmanuel College.
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