High school students face many decisions prior to graduation, foremost being: What shall my major be? What college or university will best prepare me for my future?

Two Stevenson University senior interns were asked to reflect on their experiences and offer their insights:

Shelby Rothstein (Early Childhood Education major, Class of 2019)

“I chose Stevenson because has a welcoming environment, especially in the School of Education department. The class sizes are comfortable and small in number, and the professors genuinely care about you inside and outside of the classroom. The Stevenson School of Education places Early Childhood majors in field placement classrooms beginning your first year of college, prepares you for your career, and helps students get hired after graduating. Stevenson is not only a great school but a great community and I’m proud to say that I decided to pursue my education at this University for the last four years.”

Elena Kebeck (Elementary Education major, Class of 2019)

“I chose Stevenson because I would hear nothing but positive things about the University while I was in high school. Stevenson has a strong reputation and its education programs prepare you for a real teaching job. They expose Elementary majors to the work place starting sophomore year which really helps build your confidence. In addition, the professors have continuously shown they care about my professional development with communication and support inside and outside the classroom. Stevenson is preparing me to enter the teaching profession.”

(Submitted by Kathy Milligan, University Mentor at Carrolltowne Elementary School)