Austin Johnessee stands in front of a building that says "Emergency Operations Center."

#RacerInternships: Murray State’s Test Drive a Racer program introduces students to real-world education opportunities

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences applied their classroom knowledge to the real world this summer through the University’s Test Drive a Racer internship program. The Test Drive a Racer program provides internship opportunities at Kentucky firms or agencies for outstanding juniors or seniors in STEM fields. The Jesse […]

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Addison Peter sits on a set of steps while wearing a graduation robe and cap.

#RacerInternships: Murray State music business student earns dream internship

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University graduate Addison Peter of Tell City, Indiana, interned with Live Nation Entertainment this summer, fulfilling a dream she’s carried since high school. “Going into my freshman year at Murray State, all I had going for myself was my passion and work ethic,” Peter said. “I had no experience with the music industry […]

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Jodi Henon stands in front of an American flag and framed photo of U.S. Senator Rand Paul.

Murray State students pursue summer internships in Kentucky politics

MURRAY, Ky. — Two Murray State University students pursuing degrees in political science spent their summers experiencing the Kentucky political system in action through regional internship opportunities. Jodi Henon of Bowling Green interned at the state office of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, while Christopher Stewart of Kuttawa worked as a student intern for the Lyon County Courthouse. “This was […]

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Ally Grote stands in front of the Straatmann Feed building.

#RacerInternships: Hutson School of Agriculture students work from cattle to Capitol

MURRAY, Ky. — Several students in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University have made their childhood dreams a reality. Fueled by their passion for agriculture, Ally Grote, Sydney Hunter and Cassidy Neal completed summer internships with regional and national organizations in the agriculture industry. “I was raised on a cattle farm, and I knew from a […]

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Olivia Graff stands in front of a brick wall with a sign that reads "Public Defenders."

#RacerInternships: Graff defends knowledge through criminal justice internship

MURRAY, Ky. — After growing up watching attorneys on television, Olivia Graff was finally able to experience the thrills of a courtroom without a screen separating her from the action. This past summer, Graff was one of three students selected for an internship with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. The senior from Murphysboro, Illinois, is a criminal […]

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#RacerInternships: Computer science and information systems students earn valuable professional experience

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University are staying busy this summer with local and regional internship opportunities. Rhea Gibson, Ebony Clark and Andrew Callor are three students in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems who are applying their technical skills to a variety of industries, working […]

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#RacerInternships: Nonprofit leadership studies students pursue community-based internships

MURRAY, Ky. — Students in the nonprofit leadership studies program at Murray State University are spending their summers giving back to their communities and advancing their understanding of the nonprofit sector through various internship opportunities. The nonprofit leadership studies program in the College of Education and Human Services prepares students for nonprofit work through tracks in nonprofit management […]

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#RacerInternships: Burnash sketches future through summer internship

MURRAY, Ky. — When Sadie Burnash imagined her future, art was always a vital component of the bigger picture: bold lines on paper, vibrant colors on a computer screen and images that resonated long after an initial glance. For that reason, the Murray State University student from Louisville decided to pursue a major in studio art with an […]

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Jesse Chowning sits in front of a computer in a cubicle at Homecare Homebase.

#RacerInternships: Chowning takes step toward future with TSM internship

MURRAY, Ky. — In spring 2018, as summer break at Murray State University drew closer, Jesse Chowning was on a mission: a mission to apply his skills as a telecommunications systems management (TSM) student to the real world. Now, in the heat of summer, the junior from Bloomfield is doing just that through an internship with the corporate […]

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Ann Caldwell stands in front of a brick wall.

#RacerInternships: Caldwell channels creativity through internship with Dining Services at Murray State

MURRAY, Ky. — For every marketing campaign, there is someone behind the scenes: creating the graphics, managing the social media and conducting the research. It is a vital role — one that Ann Marie Caldwell takes seriously as an intern with the Dining Services unit at Murray State University. Caldwell is a sophomore from Fulton studying accounting in […]

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