Champlain Busy Beavers this Summer

Jake Carpenter

This summer we have been talking to Champlain students with outstanding internships all across the country. We have heard from a whole variety of students from different fields and areas of interest. As the summer comes to a close we wanted to look back at all the awesome internships and let everyone know about some steps to take to land great internships in the future.

From coast to coast, we had students working in all sorts of businesses over the past few months. Right here in Vermont, Danielle Lax and Natasha Weinstein both interned for some local companies. Both are going into their senior year as Marketing majors but had very different experiences for the summer. To read up on what Lax did with Competitive Computing headhere and to read about what Weinstein worked on with MySightSee go here.

On the opposite coast we had two film students getting some amazing experiences with big production companies. Both Chris Parente and Ben Pacocha worked out in California, gaining valuable lessons and experiences. Head here to read about Pacocha working at Abominable Pictures out in LA and read up on Parente and The Uprising Creative here. Patrick Burke, another rising senior in the film program, also landed an amazing internship right here on the east coast. To check out what he did with Element Productions go here.

We've also talked with a fair share of students who have done some work with huge companies. To learn about what Jack Carpenter has done with CBS head here, for what Tom Francis has done with GE Healthcare head here, and to read up on Josh Heier and his internship at Google, go here.

From Graphic Design to Computer Networking to Game Design, students have found jobs in their field before they even graduate. Wil Hahn has put his expertise in cyber security to work at TJX, which you can find more about here, and read up on how Peter Fitts has had the chance to develop games for True Office here. Some students like Emma Daitz, have had the chance to take new skills to their old favorite places. Read up on what she's done here.

If you're looking to get an amazing internship like these students there are a lot of ways to do so. Internships are offered throughout the year, so you can check out the internship fair at the end of October. Of course if you have a company that you love in mind, reach out! Send an email their way asking if they are looking for interns. The career center is also open and available to help throughout the school year, so you can head there or contact Pat Boera at

We love hearing about all the work our students our doing. If you have an awesome internship this fall or if you had one this summer that you want to share, send us an email at

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit