President's Corner: Spring 2023
President Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., on the next chapter for graduating Gulls.
It’s graduation season at Endicott College. Like the Class of 2023, I also came to Endicott in 2019, so I feel a particular affinity for these students. Not only were they the first Endicott cohort I got to know, but we also weathered the same challenges—finding our footing in a new place, then enduring COVID-related stresses. In the end, together, we have prevailed.
Now it is time to look to the future. After this year’s 83rd Commencement ceremonies, our graduates might pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D., but the majority will head right into jobs that they secured while studying at the Nest, thanks to Endicott’s robust internship program.
The backbone of an Endicott education, the Four-Year Internship Program provides students with a wealth of impactful and relevant work experiences in their field. What’s more, growing partnerships like the one between the College and several institutions in Cork, Ireland, and Madrid, Spain, are helping prepare Gulls for an increasingly competitive job market and globalized world.
You can read all about our unique partnerships, award-winning career preparation, and more in this special internship-themed digital edition of Soundings. From student interns who are making a lasting impact at growing startups and well-established companies to Gulls whose careers have rapidly accelerated after leaving the Nest—both in the sports world and in the nonprofit sector—this issue is a testament to the supportive foundation of learning, experience, and community-mindedness that is Endicott College.
Whether hiring fellow Gulls or forming lasting friendships—even ones that take you to the World Cup in Dubai!—our alumni are also a vital part of the College’s ongoing impact around the world. Has there ever been a better time to be a part of our exceptional College?
Our campus remains beautiful and the Endicott community is incredible. If your class year ends in a 3 or 8, I encourage you to return for Reunion Weekend in June; or, plan to attend one of our campus lectures, productions, readings, concerts, or Homecoming Weekend in the fall. Whether the Class of 2023 or the Class of 1973, I always look forward to getting to know more of our outstanding alumni.
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.