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Senior Sean Waag has been impressive in his internship at Social Toaster in Baltimore. The company helps clients engage their brand’s followers and recruit new fans. A custom fan engagement platform incorporates all of the major social networks and gamification, according to their website, and Sean's role is to mine for new clients and companies. Here he is seen on the right with his supervisor, Steve Mahaney, the vice president of social media strategy, and BizComm alum Sarah Rixham, who interned at Social Toaster and now works there.

Senior Gabby Kuhar is learning a lot in her internship at Excel International Sports, a division of World Strides, under the mentorship of Eric McAleer. The company plans and arranges international travel excursions for college, high school and youth sports teams as they seek to play international competitors in European countries in particular. Gabby has been working on the company's website, organizing trip details, and writing copy for promotional work, among other things.

Senior Amy Sharfman is completing her second Stevenson internship, this one with the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a non-profit foundation that educates, supports research, provides financial and emotional assistance and advocates for better breast cancer policy. Under the supervision of Kim Schmulowitz, the communication and marketing director (on the left in the photo), and Lauren Pichotta, the communications and marketing manager (far right in the photo), Amy has been providing the foundation support in the areas of research, media, organization and writing. She will also be helping with Race for the Cure race-day organization and event management.

Junior Kevin McDonough is already stepping out into the politcal arena during his internship in the offices of Cathy Bevins, chair of the Baltimore County Council and councilwoman for the sixth district. He is particularly attuned to the needs of those in the district, attending community meetings, answering questions of those who call the councilwoman's office, and learning to navigate the political scene. Kevin's work within his own community organization has provided him with a wealth of experience in developing professional relationships with those in the county. In the photo, from left to right, are Doris Franz-Poling, legislative aide; Kevin McDonough; Councilwoman Cathy Bevins; and JB Osborne, senior legislative advisor.

Senior Jasmine Stuart has developed an interest in the world of politics, leading her to an internship this spring in the office of Congressman C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger in Timonium. There, under the mentorship of staff assistant David Heitlinger, she has been responding to federal inquiries from those in the congressman's district, helping the community members who call the office for answers to all things connected to national governance. Jasmine's skills in negotiating through the maze of federal bureaucracy have been exceptional.

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