“I hired 2 PrepareRI students to help with transfer programs at CCRI. Rey and Nathalie were eager to join the team and helped out right away. Within the first week, they were actively participating in our enrollment events and were talking to students about potential transfer options and programs. Their competence and kindness was impressive, but more so because they were helping high schoolers understand college while still being in high school themselves.
Throughout the summer both Rey and Nathalie assisted with building surveys, learning new technology and teaching it to staff, and promoting transfer for incoming freshmen. With their help, we now have record high numbers of students in transfer programs.
It became obvious to me at the end of the internship that Rey and Nathalie needed to be hired at CCRI as student workers while taking advantage of our dual enrollment programs to earn college credit in high school. Both have been with us for a year now and have been able to accomplish tasks far above what I expected. They are incredibly engaged and thoughtful-they help students with any steps they need to become a CCRI student. They also help at transfer events, which allows them to learn about colleges around New England and both assisted in state-wide articulation meetings. I will be hiring another PrepareRI intern for this summer. This program has been a fantastic opportunity for our department and for our new student workers!”