My name is Sixtine Foucaut, and I’m a senior with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish, and a minor in Environmental Studies. I’m also in Chapman’s Accelerated Graduate Program pursuing a Masters in International Studies. Since this is my last semester as an undergraduate student, I spent some time this summer looking for internships I could complete this fall semester, hoping I would find something exciting in the midst of the pandemic. As soon as I heard about an internship opportunity through my job at Chapman’s Office of Sustainability, I was eager to apply. I would be spending my semester interning with Backyard Bees – a small, women-owned, local, and sustainable business based right here in Orange. This would mean I would learn how a small business communicates with their customers, work at the Orange Home Grown Farmers Market, bottle honey, make small batch beeswax products, learn how a business runs their social media, and most importantly get to work with honeybees.
During the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, I was a digital content creation intern for Sharing Hope Africa, a non-profit developing sustainable agriculture programs in Mozambique and Eswatini. One of my favorite classes in Wilkinson so far, Professor Candice Yacono’s ENG 375: Composing New Media course, gave me the skills that made my internship
Through a competitive application process, eleven Wilkinson College faculty were selected to participate in the third annual Chapman Grant Writers’ Boot Camp, designed to assist faculty in learning about all phases of applying for external grant funds. In this simulation of the grant process, faculty respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP), learn about the