SU Pirate Apprentice Day
SU Pirate Apprentice Day photos and thoughts from past student participants.
“Overall I enjoyed my time at the Rice game and…my experience at the Rockets game, [they] really helped to give direction to my career aspirations.” - Austin Painchaud ‘13 (Houston Rockets & Rice Athletics - Houston, TX)
“The Pirate Apprentice Days Program exceeded my expectations during my shadowing experience with Dr. Chaput and beyond to my experiences in Chile and back at Southwestern. I couldn’t have asked for a better and more influential Pirate Apprentice Day!” - Lauren Kjolhede ‘11 (Scott & White Hospital - Temple, TX)
“I truly loved this experience and am so glad I was able to participate.” - Kym Joire ‘13 (NBC - The Today Show - New York City, NY)
Corbett Austin ‘13 shadowed alumna Kari Torres ‘06 at the Texas Capitol in Austin, TX.
“I definitely value my Pirate Apprentice Day experience because it not only answered questions I had about a certain field and career, but it gave me the opportunity to speak with a person in an unbiased way about my future and learn what worked for them as they chose a career. ” - Kelly Liles ‘13 (ConocoPhillips - Houston, TX)
“…I came out of this experience with a lot of advice and a real-life story of an artistic career path.” - Megan DiNoia ‘13 (City of Edmond Parks & Recreation - Oklahoma)
For students like Max Thompson ‘13, the opportunity to job shadow a medical professional in the Los Angeles area was a worthwhile opportunity during Winter Break. (Los Angeles, California)
“I really enjoyed the warm welcome I received from Dr. Frontz and all of MacArthur High School, and learned much through this experience.” - Erika Sells ‘13 (MacArthur High School - San Antonio, TX)
“It was great to see many and various organizations of Houston come together to create a stronger, more effective expression of community involvement and aid… this experience helped clarify what had once seemed to be an indistinct and confusing future.” - Allison Chance ‘13 (Neighborhood Centers, Inc - Houston, TX.)
Kate Hayden ’ 13 spent her Pirate Apprentice Day shadowing in the City of San Antonio’s International Relations Office. (San Antonio, TX)
SU Pirate Apprentice Days is offered each Winter Break for those students interested in making connections in a variety of career fields in cities around the country.
“Shadowing Ms. Fain at the Methodist Home of Kentucky for Children and Youth, which is lovingly referred to as ‘The Home’ by volunteers, staff and the residents, was an incredible experience.” - Laura Wooden ‘13 (Lexington, KY)