August 20th, 2015
“Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, has developed the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI), which requires students to not only complete experiential learning but also to reflect and translate their experience into transferable skills.
At Messiah, experiential learning can take the form of internships, service learning, off-campus programs, leadership experiences or undergraduate research, but all of the options ask students to reflect about the experience in a way that directly relates to a future career. From their reflection, students then produce a “deliverable” that will help communicate their skills to potential employers after graduation, such as a resume, portfolio or website.”
Read the entire story, “Why a College is Using PR Terminology for Student Success.”
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August 7th, 2014
Senior psychology major/French minor Alexandra Burris ’15 is among a small group of students awarded a de Jager prize for exceptional academic performance during her Scholars’ Semester in Oxford. Burris’ academic performance during the 2014 spring semester earned the de Jager—administered by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford—which recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding application and ability of their educational experience.
“Since I had visiting student status, I could go pretty much anywhere in the university, including in the Bodleian Library, which is a really rare opportunity,” noted Burris about her Oxford experience. “I also got to study one-on-one with university professors, which was an incredible honor. The depth of insight they provided was amazing.”
Burris is Messiah’s fourth student to receive the de Jager prize since its founding in 2013. She joins alums Jessica Barnett ’13, Kaitlyn Kulp ’14 and Nate Van Wyck ’13.
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July 16th, 2013
de Jager prizes recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance during their participation in the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, England. Junior English major Kaitlyn Kulp received the award for her fall 2012 semester abroad.
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November 13th, 2012
The Open Doors report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, reveals that Messiah College is 14th in the nation among bachelor’s institutions for sending students to study abroad. An impressive 61.1% percent of students study internationally while they’re enrolled at Messiah!
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October 8th, 2012
BestSemester’s Scholar’s Semester in Oxford (SSO) has awarded nine spring 2012 students with deJager prizes for exceptional academic performance. Jessica Barnett `13 and Nate Van Wyck `13 from Messiah College are among those honorees.
Essays written for the three SSO courses—integrative seminar, British studies and thesis—are evaluated for scholarly excellence by SSO faculty, and particularly meritorious essays are judged winners in each of the three categories. Winning essays show originality of conception, ease in handling primary and secondary sources, professional handling of scholarly apparatus, lucid and stylistically appropriate prose, a sustained argument and effective rebuttal of counter arguments. Read the rest of this entry »
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August 25th, 2008
To prepare students early for study abroad and international service, mission work, and internship opportunities, Messiah launched a new program to help all first-year students obtain a passport. County officials will be on campus to process passports in early September.
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