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Meet Our Interns

This program has allowed me to develop skills I already possessed, and to learn new skills that were once beyond my scope. Many people have worked extremely hard to gain a quality education, and unfortunately end up underemployed. To follow the ‘formula' and to feel as though you have gone nowhere is a frustrating state to be in; a struggle I encountered many times over the past decade as I earned three college degrees.

Meet our current Minority Professional Development Interns

Shantale Davis

Current Rotation:

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Office of the Dean
Shantale Davis received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in sociology from Duquesne University. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Joshua Harris

Current Rotation:

Computing and Technology Services

Jean Cherilus

Current Rotation:

Alumni and Foundation Relations

Charita Bigstaff

Current Rotation:

Computing and Technology Services

Former Minority Professional and Support Staff Development Intern's Shares Their Learning Experiences

Lamont Parker

2008 - 2010

Current Title:

Faculty Administrative Assistant

Palumbo Donahue School of Business

"Achievement is the act of finishing personal milestones based on what you have learned.
Achievement is never passive , it requires action. For example, had I not completed the internship program, I would not have been able to get a full time job here at Duquesne. I have achived that goal."

Anita Hough

2010 - 2011

Current Title:

Assistant Director of Admissions

" The transition from working in a corporate environment to an educational institution was made easy by the support and encouragement that I received through Human Resources. The dedication and investment made by the department that I was trained in adequately prepared me to be able to interview and secure a position within the University. This program exceeded my expectations in what it was able to do to introduce, support, train, and develop interns in such a short period of time."

Gary Satterwhite

2010 - 2010

Current Title:

Treasury Analys

Controller's Office

 "Duquesne University's Minority Development Internship Program is one of the best opportunities presented to me so far in life! After years of being unhappy in my employment, I enrolled back in school to complete my bachelor's degree. In July 2010, this program allowed me a chance to display my abilities in a professional environment while still being supported by many people on campus. Because of this, I was able to easily continue my transition to a better life. When I first started in the program, I was told by the program manager that there was a difference between a job and a career. This internship experience has truly put me in a position to begin my career."

D'Rese Despert

2010 - 2011

Current Title:

Administrative Assistant

School of Nursing

"The Minority Development Internship Program allowed me to perfect my customer services skills, professionalism, and efficiency. It prepared me for the fast-paced environment and demanding responsibilities of the full-time position I attained."

Dana Jones

2011 - 2011

Current Title:

Administrative Assistant

Public Safety

Calvin Demillion

2011 - 2012

Current Title:

Budget and Research Analyst

Office of Planning & Budget and Institutional Research

 Calvin DeMillion "Achievement is the opportunity to apply what you learned to ascertain a certain goal. In my opinion, learning leads to achievement which should only be recognized for a brief period of time as anyone who rests on the laurels of what they achieved is not focusing on what is/can be in the future."

Kamden Doss-Manns

2013 - 2014

Current Title:

Senior Accounting Clerk

Controller's Office

Kamden Doss Manns "Learning is a process, achievement is the end of that process. Both are constant and ever-changing. "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans." -Yiddish proverb, Woody Allen. For me, achievement is a goal that you ARE GOING to attain. Early on in life, there are goals that we set for ourselves that we pray one day to reach. As life may have it situations come up and it can be difficult to achieve what you set out to do. The Minority Development Internship Program has allowed me to learn the ins and outs of Duquesne University in various departments so that I could be effective in my position that I'm in."

Chase Loper

2012 - 2014

Current Title:

Director of Shared Services - Facilities Management

2012 - 2014


Anthony Kane

2013 - 2014

Current Title:

Assistant Director

Division of Student Life

 

Anthony Kane"As a former Minority Development Intern learning meant meeting with my supervisor(s) to discuss the process of their respective offices. Also learning meant being willing to be self-sufficient and possibly make mistakes, mistakes that I could learn from, that could help me become better in my position. I believe the Minority Development Intern Internship Program is designed to help young professional become seasoned leaders and role models for students and future Interns. Achievement, however, meant being able to grow within my position (intern) in a manner that was effective. Growth within the Minority Development Intern program should be one of the main objectives of any intern, it shows that we are working closely with our supervisors to succeed. While many may believe achievement is getting hire full time at Duquesne University achievement to me is when you gain the necessary skills and qualities to get hired full-time in any position or field you desire."

DeJour Young

2015 - 2016

Current Title:

HR Consultant I

Office of Human Resource Management

Dejour Young"Learning and achievement are not at all the same thing, although one can lead to the other. Achievement by definition means "the act of accomplishing or finishing; something accomplished successfully, especially by means of exertion, skill, practice, or perseverance. While on the contrary learning is "the act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill; knowledge or skill gained through schooling or study. The Minority Development Internship Program has allowed me to both learn and achieve short term goals that I have set for myself."

Ashley James

2015 - 2016

Current Title:

Case Manager - Intake Coordinator

University Couseling & Wellbeing Center

"This program has allowed me to develop skills I already possessed, and to learn new skills that were once beyond my scope. Many people have worked extremely hard to gain a quality education, and unfortunately end up underemployed. To follow the ‘formula' and to feel as though you have gone nowhere is a frustrating state to be in; a struggle I encountered many times over the past decade as I earned three college degrees. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, to a look at me and to see my worth, to see the asset I could be to this institution, and to desire to invest in me, has been such a blessing. They have been my bridge between learning and achievement, hard work and accomplishment. They have changed my life in a number of ways, and for that I am extremely grateful."