Shana Snow, '13
Shana Snow, a 2013 graduate who double majored in Psychology and Child/Family Studies, had an internship experience as an undergraduate that ended up leading to a full-time job immediately after graduation.
The Warsaw, Ohio native chose Muskingum in part because of its closeness to home, and she was able to complete not just one, but two internships at Help Me Grow for Coshocton and Knox counties. Snow explains that “Help Me Grow is a government-funded program that works with children and their families who may have a concern for a developmental delay or for new families who need support and developmental education about their child. All services occur in the natural environment (mostly at home but sometimes in daycares). The program is free and voluntary to families.”
Snow explains how she got her first internship: “The first internship…came about because of an Education class that I was in. I wanted something close to home since I commuted and my professor contacted the Director of Help Me Grow, who agreed to have an intern. There was another Education class that also required an internship so I requested to go back to Help Me Grow because I enjoyed it so much. Towards the end of the semester the Director said there was a new grant available and she would like to hire me on full time as a Home Visitor after graduation.”
Two days after walking across the stage at graduation, Snow began her full-time position with Help Me Grow. This past March, she was promoted to Director of Help Me Grow for Coshocton and Knox counties.
Snow says, “My experience at Muskingum helped me to be more outgoing and responsible for myself. I was able to learn about time management and how to set priorities. The small class sizes helped me to be able to ask more questions and have a personal relationship with the professors.”