New Hampton School continues to build its Partnership Program, connecting current students and young alumni with opportunities in a variety of fields with the help of parents, friends, and alumni. Please enjoy this article originally appearing in the Fall 2019 issue of Hamptonia.
For Catrina Caruso ’19, the Partnership Program offered a step in the right direction towards medical school and her dream of becoming a doctor.
Her internship this summer with Dr. Richard Dupee ’63 at Tufts Medical Center gave her the experience she needs to leave her mark on Providence College this year. The rising college freshman helped Dr. Dupee re-write his anatomy curricula for first-year medical students, create a presentation on dementia for the World Medical Conference, and research her own interests related to geriatric medicine.
At the beginning of her internship, Catrina was set on becoming a plastic surgeon, “I thought I was in it for surgery and found out I love the research part. I found something else to consider, another possible path.” She spent time researching different proteins in the brain and how they can be redirected to regenerate cell death. The Partnership Program offers a terrific opportunity for students to dive deep into something they care about or learn something new while gaining practical and professional experience in the workplace.
Catrina was one of four students who participated in New Hampton’s Partnership Program over the summer. Delaney Smith ’20 worked at Pedestal Footwear, a performance footwear start-up based in Boston led by founder/owner Mike Lyon ’08. Madison Willingham ’19 and Mark Hausman ’20 both interned for State Representative Willis Griffith.
The Partnership Program is designed to help connect current students with New Hampton School alumni and parents for internship and volunteer opportunities. These internships have run during the summer, and as the Partnership Program continues to develop, the school is actively looking for opportunities for students to participate in the summer, school breaks, and the academic year all across the country.
If you are interested in partnering with New Hampton School to offer a workplace opportunity to current students or young alumni, please contact the alumni office.