June 8, 2017
Athletics Communications intern Maddy Humphrey is venturing around campus this summer, checking in on some of her Bucks Go Pro peers and sharing their internship story. First up, is her field hockey teammate Paige Hamilton.
Hamilton, interning with Buckeye Careers and Support Services, is a senior Buckeye from Vancouver, B.C., and is majoring in psychology. The Buckeye Careers and Support Services’ counseling department is located at the Younkin Success Center building here on The Ohio State University Campus. Hamilton’s supervisors this summer for Bucks Go Pro are Ryan Wilhelm, Julia Beckner and Dr. Christina Rideout.
This is the first week on the job and Hamilton has already excelled on her assignments given to her. Some of the assignments so far are compiling and sorting through the graduate assistant manual for training graduate students here at Buckeye Career Counselling. She also is working on informational interviews, where she can reach out to Ohio State University Alumni who have majored in psychology to possibly find work in the human resources industry. As a psychology major, Hamilton is in the midst of career exploration to gather information about a future career in human resources.
When I went to oversee and discuss with Hamilton what she does on a daily basis she told me her favorite part of working for Buckeye Careers and Support Services, “So far, I have loved working here and enjoyed my experience. Working in Buckeye Careers and Support Services exposes me to so many different people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.”
With the diverse backgrounds and experiences that surround her at Buckeye Careers and Support Services, Hamilton is hoping to learn from her peer workers and supervisors throughout this summer.
“I am hoping to gain knowledge about career counselling, future occupations I could be interested in and obtain the work experience needed for future job endeavors out of college,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton has enjoyed her first week, but has experienced some challenges in the beginning of her new journey. In the office there is great freedom to allow for creativity. However, she is familiar with structure, so it has been a new adjustment for her. The challenge has allowed Hamilton to make decisions on her own, and has forced her to be intrinsically motivated during her work hours. This is only the beginning and Hamilton is ecstatic to continue the hard work at Buckeye Careers and Support Services.
Hamilton was a co-captain this past fall season. In 2015,, she started and played in all 19 games, finishing with 19 shots, nine shots on goal and two goals. Throughout Hamilton’s career she has started 42 of the 55 games she has played in while scoring four goals as a starting midfielder.