Senior economics major Jae Won Chung reflects on discovering her passion for teaching thanks to a Binghamton University Community Schools internship at Windsor High School:
"Every year, starting from the very first year in college, students make important decisions. This year, as a senior, I made an important decision to intern for Binghamton University's Community Schools, and I can confidently say that it was one of the best choices I have made in my college career. My internship at Windsor Central High School and the wonderful staff at Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement helped me to discover so much of myself.
Through this internship, I discovered what genuine passion looks like. Genuine passion looks like someone who looks forward to seeing their students on their days of internship. It looks like someone who gets excited to see their students improve their grades. It looks like someone who wants their students to succeed. That is what genuine passion looks like, and I discovered I have those passions through this internship.
This internship helped me realize what it is I wanted to do after school. I want to become a teacher that makes an impact on so many children. After graduating from Binghamton University, I will be taking a gap year before going to graduate school to receive my master's in education. During my gap year, I will be working at Snapology of Long Island City and New York City as a robotics instructor. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and hope to further strengthen my passion for teaching. I am proud and confident to say that I am happy to be exactly where I am, and I definitely couldn't have done it without the stepping stones of this internship."