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FBI Honors Internship

Ohio Wesleyan Senior working within the lab on the Academy in Quantico, Virginia

by cole hatcher

Identify: Kayla Rush ’23
hometown: McMurray, Pennsylvania
large corporations: Biology and Dance
minor: Stage
OWU connection ExpertiseFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Honors Internship

Rush is spending the summer season on the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the place she is working as a laboratory division intern.

“I used to be all the time fascinated by crime scene reveals on TV and thought it could be nice to have a job serving to victims,” ​​Rush says of her curiosity in an FBI internship. “My love for science led me to the sphere of forensics. I utilized for this internship for the final two years and was accepted this 12 months. assist from Mindy Egin Profession Connection was invaluable in my utility course of to the workplace.

Kayla Rush ’23 and fellow FBI intern Taylor Smith drove all summer season lengthy within the suburbs. (Picture by Christina McCartney)

my favourite second

“The perfect a part of internships is attending to drive completely different bureau automobiles like within the suburbs. On a extra severe observe, to be taught from all of the folks I work with, see what impressed them to do their jobs. What does and their profession paths appear like is simply unbelievable.

“I be taught and see one thing new daily and it is so thrilling to fulfill it.”

realized classes

“This expertise has helped me solidify how I see my future.

“I’m impressed by the folks I work with and their dedication to serving to others, even in troublesome conditions. As I stated earlier, I be taught one thing new daily, whether or not it is a new ability or with me Life lesson.

“This expertise and what I gained will stick with me without end.”

My OWU Mentors

“There isn’t any OWU school instantly concerned on this internship, however I need to thank Dr. Laura Tuhela-Reuning And Rashana Perks Smith For his or her assist and help within the utility and background course of. Every of those professors serves as somebody I do know that I can all the time flip to for help, tutorial or in any other case. ,

Why did I select Ohio Wesleyan?

“One of many largest causes I selected OWU was as a result of it gave me the chance to observe my ardour, each dance and science. Having the ability to do each of this stuff was extremely vital to me.

“The tradition at OWU is one the place it’s seemingly contradictory and doing completely different majors is just not solely possible however inspired. I like the small class measurement and the communities I’ve in every of my majors due to this. have created.”

Kayla Rush sits within the cockpit of a ’23 FBI 757. He made a communications check flight on the airliner. (Picture courtesy of Kayla Rush)

my plans after commencement

“I hope to stay in a full-time place with the FBI. A key worth of the FBI is flexibility, which I revered throughout my time at OWU.

“Being in two completely different disciplines has allowed me to turn into extremely adaptable and to switch abilities from dance to science and vice versa. I feel OWU’s packages and folks have ready me for the workforce, and I look ahead to seeing all that I am up for!”



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