Posts By: Marlon Morgan

Students gain real-world experience through job shadowing event

Nick Botello-Hernandez has known for a while now that he wants to be a park ranger. But having an recent opportunity to job shadow with Western Carolina University alumnus Robert McGraw, superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park, and park ranger Daniel Jackson for a day further cemented his career path.

Internship leads to appreciation for convention, visitors bureaus

As with a lot of students at Western Carolina University, Michelle “Shelly” Painter needed to fulfill an internship in order to meet her requirements to graduate in May. But the hospitality and tourism management major didn’t want just any internship. Painter wanted something different than what her classmates were doing.