Student Spotlight

Shaw Center Leadership Intern Selected as Blackstone LaunchPad Global Fellow

By Patrick Linehan |

Stories have long been the way I process the world. When I first learned to write, I would staple together pieces of computer paper to form handwritten ‘novels.’ I later graduated to Microsoft Word, where my adolescent self would pen ill-conceived characters based on a suburban understanding of the world and whatever novel I had read most recently. When I made it to high school, I suppressed this love of storytelling, opting instead to participate in activities that, in my mind, would result in an acceptance letter from the country’s best colleges. Though I was constantly busy running from a club to work to school to volunteering, I didn’t like myself very much. Continue Reading

Q&A with Shaw Center Leadership Intern, Ravyn Smith ’21

By Caitlin Domagal |

A common misconception about college STEM majors is that they are so busy with required coursework that they don’t have time to get fully involved on campus. High school students interested in STEM sometimes worry about their ability to join a club, study abroad, or pursue internship and work experiences. Continue Reading

Balancing the Books Recruitment video

Balancing Books is a literacy initiative that focuses on teaching students financial literacy, reading, writing, mathematics, and other skills that are necessary to help students achieve their goals in school and after graduation. Several tutors and interns describe what makes their experience with Balancing the Books so unique and rewarding.

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Shaw Center Leadership Intern Featured as Whitman Student Spotlight

By Lindsey Godbout |

Hometown: Parkland, Florida
Major: Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management
Minor: Psychology

Ruth Bang ’21 was born in Chicago and moved to Florida at a young age. As one of five children, she loves being a part of a big family. She chose to attend Syracuse University so she could challenge herself by going to college far from home, have the opportunity to meet new people and step out of her comfort zone. Continue Reading