In addition, the experience helps students avoid narrow conceptualizations — which is why internships are required to enable our students to prepare for successful careers after Quinnipiac.
“Our students are not merely training for a profession,” Buccini said. “They are engaging in inquiry about social change, and sometimes participating in that change. One student may be interning with a federal law enforcement agency, while another is engaged in a domestic violence intervention program, while yet another is exploring community approaches to racial injustice. Again, the question asked is ‘Where does social change occur, how can I learn more about it and what can I bring to the table given the knowledge I’ve gained, and the skills I’ve developed at Quinnipiac University?”
And that is what Richards personifies so well.
“Liam has so much care and compassion for others,” Buccini said. “He is thoughtful about his role in the world, and I believe that is what drives him.”