What did you do this summer?
This summer, seven SASHP students got a sneak peak into the professional careers of Honors Alumni from various industries through a one day shadowing experience.
Ishika Khanna '21 (Business Analytics & Information Technology/Supply Chain) and Sruti Bezawada '21 (Marketing;Communications) shadowed Andrew (Andy) Lear, LC '89 (Psychology), Vice President, Associate Creative Director at FCB Health, a full service, global advertising agency in New York City. Andy set out to give students an opportunity to learn how a pharma ad agency operates, the various disciplines that comprise the agency, from art directors, writers, account executives, medical planners, strategic planners, health literacy experts, developers, etc, and get a feel of the energy and excitement of agency life. Reflecting on her experience, Sruti remarked, "I definitely gained a holistic view of the marketing/advertising business in general. I had a very naïve view of the industry and being able to gain an insider look really helped enlighten me on both the positive and negative aspects of the field."
Rachel Henry '21 (Economics) traveled to Washington D.C. and shadowed Michael Friedman RC '84 (History), the Director of the Office of Editorial Content at the U.S. Department of State. In his role, Friedman heads an office of approximately 30 creative professionals who create public diplomacy content to engage overseas audiences about U.S. society and culture, and about U.S. policies abroad. Rachel strongly agreed that "the experience helped me to gain clarify on my career goals" and said, "after this experience, I can see myself working for the government."
Lucre'ce Estropia '19 (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry) and Jordan Lee '20 (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry) shadowed Dr. Paul Dicker, RC '88 (Biological Sciences), a physician/partner at Lifeline Medical Associates in Westwood, NJ, a private practice Ob/Gyn group operating as a part of a large, single-specialty organization focused on Women's Health. Lucre'ce described her day as "very interactive" and having "learned a lot." Her favorite part of the day was "meeting the doctor's patients and getting to see how the doctor interacted with them."
Hemisha Sangani '20 (Biological Sciences & Psychology) and Siddarth Siddabathula '20 (Biological Sciences & Psychology) shadowed Dr. Scott Shaffer RC '03 (Biological Sciences & Psychology), a child psychiatrist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. As a student on the pre-med track Hemisha took this opportunity to "ask a lot of questions, figure out the positives and negatives of the profession..."Siddarth's favorite part of the day was, "the whole day!" He explained, "it was very immersive and Scott let me see a large amount of what he does in a single day. It was incredible!"
We invite SASHP students to apply for the Honors Summer '19 Shadow Experiences next spring! To learn more, visit the Honors Summer Shadow Experience.