Communication Studies Graduate Student Nick Brody
"I participated in the IE program as both an undergraduate student and a PhD mentor. I cannot say enough about the positive influence the program had on my career and academic development. As an undergraduate, I got a taste of what it was like to be a graduate student by assisting with research and attending graduate seminars, which reaffirmed my commitment to graduate studies. As a mentor, I gained invaluable experience working one-to-one with undergraduate students on research projects and advising students regarding their post-graduation opportunities. These are skills I use frequently as an assistant professor, but that I would not have been able to fully develop had I not taken part in the IE program."