International Studies

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Charles Hayes '14

International Studies (International Affairs) Major

Hometown: Parma, Ohio


What are your post-graduation plans?
I am applying for a Fulbright Scholarship. I am also considering graduate school to study global public health.

What competitive internship opportunities have you had?

  • I am spending fall 2013 semester in Washington, D.C., where I am interning with the U.S. Senate in the health policy office.
  • During fall 2012 semester, I interned at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, doing work for the Tobacco Free Initiative. I was one of the youngest interns chosen.
What research projects have you done?
  • I interned at the Cleveland Clinic for two summers, where I conducted original research. One of the studies was published in the American Journal of Nursing and listed me as the research assistant.
  • In summer 2012, I pursued my own original research as a BW Summer Scholar. I created a series of workshops for healthcare providers that utilized the tools of theatre arts as a way to improve bedside manner, interpersonal skills and more.
  • I was part of a two-year faculty-student collaboration research project with professors Dr. Jack Winget (theatre) and Dr. Tom Sutton (political science) that utilized theatre to show the impact serial killers have on their victims and the community.
Why study international studies at BW?

The curriculum is cross disciplinary. You get to take many different classes and see how all subjects—no matter how different from each they seem—go together. The faculty are helpful. My advisor really encouraged me to study abroad, which is the best decision I ever made. Currently, she is assisting me with my post-graduation plans.

Posted August 2013

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