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Welcome to Experience Matters, a place where Guilford College students write about their internship experiences! Are you a current student or alum who has recently had an internship you'd like to blog about? Contact the Office of Marketing! We'd love to feature you on Experience Matters.

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Beatrice Niyibizi '22, a Political Science major with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, writes about her participation in the Friends Committee on National Legislation's virtual Spring Lobby event. The experience was part of her three-week internship.

Guilford College student Bea Niyibizi '22 stands outside in front of King Hall.

Photo of student Lideah Shivley wearing a Guilford Cheer t-shirt.

When You Know, You Know

Lideah Shivley '22 shares how an internship with the College's Marketing Department has helped her discover what she loves to do — social media — and set her on the path to her career.

Portrait of Guilford College Adyazbeth Barrientos Solis in a lab

Delivering Experience

My name is Adyazbeth Barrientos Solis '20, Biology and Health Sciences double major, and aspiring medical provider. I always knew that I wanted to be part of the medical field and an interest in maternity care, but I was not sure what I was aiming to become.

Portrait of Starlynn Mendez '23

A Social Justice Summer

Starlynn Mendez ’23 spent the summer giving back to Lantinx youth at the same social justice summer camp she attended as a high school student.


Jed Edwards '20 poses for a portrait.

Starting Out on the "Write" Foot

My name is Jed Edwards '20 and I'm an English major. For the last three years, I've been a student writer with the Office of Advancement, developing essential skills for my future career.

Student Emi Moscoso stands for a portrait.

Polymer Synthesis Internship at Ennis Flint

My name is Emilia Moscoso '20, and I am a senior at Guilford College majoring in Chemistry and Health Science. As an aspiring M.D/Ph.D., my ambition is to combine my background in chemistry and health science, and apply it to the field of medicinal chemistry.

Student Elizabeth Marshall '18 poses for a portrait outside the Downtown Greensboro offices.

Pop! Whistle! Bang! Goes the Internship!

Elisabeth Marshall ’18 is getting an internship and a show as the Fun Fourth Festival Planning Intern with the Opportunity Greensboro Fellows Program, which centers on better preparing talented college students by offering them leadership development opportunities.


Anna Fox takes a photo in the booth at WFDD.

A New Direction

Hi, my name is Anna and I’m a Marketing and Production Intern at WFDD, an National Public Radio affiliate in Winston-Salem. Prior to this internship, I worked with Guilford radio, WQFS 90.9, for three years as on-air talent and concurrently as the programming director.

Tomas and the 102 Jamz Street Team take a group photo.

Jock of All Trades

Tomas Ortega ’20 shares his experience interning as part of 102 Jamz Street Team and how it led to a job after graduation!

Portrait of Guilford student Laura Quiceno

Lessons from Teaching

Public Health major and Spanish minor, Laura Quiceno ’20 spent the semester teaching children, and learning from them, at Jones Elementary — gaining confidence, improving her skills, and helping the community.


In this photo, H'lois Mlo '18 is joined by friends at a banquet.

Coordinator, Mentor, and Leader

My name is H’Lois MLo and I am a 2018 B.S, Accounting graduate of Guilford College with minors in Music and Money and Finance. I am honored to say that I worked with refugees and immigrants coming from all parts of the world within our diverse city of Greensboro, all with the help of the Bonner Scholar Program for Community Service & Learning.

Andrew Orchowsky plays with a baby during his internship.

Working with World Pediatric Project

My name is Andrew Orchowsky, and I am a double major, Spanish and Psychology. In addition to my studies: being the co-president of Guilford PRIDE, having a radio show with WQFS, and working at the library keeps me nice and busy! This past summer, I had the honor and privilege of working with an organization in Richmond, Virginia called World Pediatric Project (WPP) as a U.S. Referrals intern. 

Hannah Kaplan stands next to the sign at Magnolia Birth Center.

An Internship That Delivers

Pennsylvania native Hannah Kaplan ’20 is learning a lot this summer about what it takes to run a place of midwifery and women’s health. “My mom is an OBGYN nurse practitioner,” Hannah says, “so I have always been interested in women’s health and midwifery.”


Guilford College student Beatriz Caldas interns at NPR affiliate WFDD

Radio Journalism Done Write

My name is Beatriz Caldas, and I’m a senior English major, French and Communications minor, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian. I had the opportunity last spring to intern with 88.5 WFDD in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Guilford College student Colin Ganges interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman Al Green.

A Summer on Capitol Hill

Hello, I'm Colin Ganges '20. This summer I have had the distinct opportunity to be a legislative intern for Congressman Al Green on Capitol Hill. I was fortunate enough to be a Center for Principled Problem-Solving scholar and be provided a stipend to offset some of the expenses in D.C.

Student Amber Dubois and Rob Knox of Towson University

A Roaring Summer

My name is Amber Dubois and I had the amazing opportunity to work in the athletic media relations office at Towson University this summer. I am a senior from York, Pennsylvania, and I will be graduating in May with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Spanish.


Guilford College student Shannon Petsch interned at the Wyndham Championship PGA Golf Tournament. She stands here, holding the trophy with the tournament champion, Brandt Snedeker.

Iron-Clad Experiences

My name is Shannon Petsch and my summer was a hole-in-one of a kind! I am from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and I am about to start my senior year here at Guilford College. (I can’t believe it, either!) I am a Business Administration major with a focus in Sports Marketing and Human Resource Management.

Amelia Wellman poses for a portrait on campus.

Internship Match Made in Heaven

My summer internship as a Match Grant Intern at Church World Service in downtown Greensboro was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

Zachary Groenberg poses for a photo outside the brewery.

From Brunnenburg to the ’Boro

Zachary Gruenberg spent the spring 2018 semester abroad with one of Guilford’s most popular study abroad programs — Brunnenburg. Regularly listed among the top coolest travel programs in the country, Brunnenburg students live in a 13th-century castle in the Italian Alps.


Shannon Petsch, Guilford College Student, stands outside the casting agency door at Disney.

A Magical Experience

My name is Shannon Petsch '19, Business Administration major! Last spring, I was granted the opportunity of a lifetime: an internship with Walt Disney World through the Disney College Program.

Guilford College student Julian Humes working as a Game Day intern for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Game Day Replay

My name is Julian Humes '18 and I will be graduating this May with a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Biology. This fall I had the honor of working with one of the prestigious athletic conferences in the United States, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Danika poses for a photo during her study abroad trip in France.

French Fusion

Bonjour! My name is Danika Gottbrecht and I am a senior at Guilford College. I major in French and International Studies and minor in German. Last spring, I decided to study abroad in Strasbourg, which sits 6 km from the German border in eastern France.