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Marshall’s Career Education awards grant to six students

Six Marshall University students have been awarded the HerdHired Career Experience Grant for summer 2024.

The Office for Career Education established the grant for students hoping to supplement their classroom education with work-based learning experiences like internships, co-op programs, clinicals, research and other approved experiences.  The awards were based on a competitive application process. The students were awarded a total of $3,000.  The following students were selected:

Donald Speas, a sports business major, will intern with Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah and assist with coaching duties for their track and cross-country teams.
“My current career goal is to become a professional or collegiate track and field coach, so this gives me a great opportunity to get experience working with elite athletes in a low-pressure environment. Additionally, I will be able to put some of my sports business skills to use when I help craft team schedules and budgets.”

Amy Borowski, who is studying health science and accounting with a Spanish minor will be part of the Study Abroad Program through Marshall University.
“I selected this program because of the abundant educational advantages, particularly in the realms of language and history. The opportunity to learn the Spanish language directly from a native speaker in Spain not only enriches my language skills but also provides me a fully immersive experience as I pursue my studies.”

William Blair, a statistics major, will intern with USAA in San Antonio, Texas.
“This hands-on experience will not only enrich my understanding of data engineering principles but also solidify my career path in the field.”

Jada Stutts, a biomedical engineering student, will intern with LabCorp in Charleston, West Virginia.
“I have participated in lab research since my freshman year. Fortunately, I now have an internship that allows me to get real world experience in a lab setting and potentially participate in the company’s own research studies.”

Scott “Eric” Coleman, a healthcare management major, will intern with Southern West Virginia Healthcare Systems this summer in Hamlin, West Virginia.

Destiny Lovejoy, a student in early childhood education, will intern with Fifth Avenue Baptist Childcare Center this summer.

The #HerdHired Career Experience Grant is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Office of Career Education Employer Partners: Cintas, C.J, Hughes, Service Wire Co., Nucor, Rogers Beckett, Service Wire and the US Army.

For more information about Marshall’s Office of Career Education, its services, and events, visit or contact Jennifer Brown.


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