Over the course of my Field Period™, I picked up the basics of each instrument. Not only was I able to help out more, but I was able to make the connection between neuropsychology and music, which interests me in a future profession as a school psychologist.
I enjoyed surrounding myself with students who were passionate about music everyday. I was able to see the gears turning in their heads as they tried to learn everything that instrumental music asks them to. I was also able to learn how music department programs benefit students developmentally and therefore understand the importance of preserving these programs against future cuts or reductions.
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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