My major duties were to assist the class by helping the students while doing work, making hand written copies, doing errands, and just helping when I was needed with various things. I also established an adopt a classroom program between the school in the Dominican and a school in Penn Yan, N.Y.
The best aspects were being in another country and experiencing life as an everyday citizen of the Dominican Republic. Also, I loved the kids!
Emily Forrester ’13 talks about her Field Period with the Rochester Knighthawks.
In 1942, a Keuka College graduate and administrator named Edith Estey ’33 created Field Period, and it’s been the cornerstone of the College ever since. Keuka Field Period has been featured in The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report. So what is it?
Field Period is an internship that turns experience into knowledge.
As a Keuka student, you’ll participate in a 140-hour Field Period each year you’re here.
This means by the time you graduate, you’ll have significant real-world experience that will give you a tremendous competitive advantage when it comes time to apply for jobs or graduate school.
There’s a reason students, employers, and media organizations rave about how effective Field Period is, and it’s because of Field Period’s three main components:
A Self-Initiated Placement: You figure out where you’d like to do Field Period, and our staff will help you set it up. If you’re not sure where you’d like to go, you can always check our database of previous Field Period sites, or meet with our staff.
An Intensive Learning Experience: The minimum time requirement for Field Period is 140 hours, but many students continue longer than that. And before you start Field Period, you’ll define specific learning goals and objectives. In other words, you’re not just going for the sake of going; you’re going to get something specific from it.
A Multi-Faceted Evaluation: After Field Period is over, you’ll be responsible for giving a presentation, writing a Field Period recap paper, and handing in your reflective journal.
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