Communications Sciences & Disorders Graduate Student Jessie Yang
"I believe my CSD students gained both research and clinical experience during their IE internship. At the same time, they provided tremendous help with my own research projects including my dissertation. Looking back, the IE program offered me invaluable opportunities to develop professional skills as a university teacher. Interacting with my students, I learned how to formulate tasks and clearly articulate instructions and expectations. I also discovered how to provide feedback in an effective yet constructive manner. These communication abilities are crucial for those whose goal is to pursue a career in higher education. Beyond academics, my mentees and I also formed personal friendships. In short, the IE program has been an important part of my life as a graduate student, which fostered my growth in academia. I look forward to the experience as faculty mentor in the coming years."