Tyson Summer Intern: Genevieve Bundy
Meet A Mustang
Genevieve Bundy is a junior elementary and special education major at Morningside. She is from Lincoln, Neb., and is working as a summer Tyson Intern with the nonprofit Women Aware. At Morningside, Genevieve is the president of Teachers Inspiring Exceptional Students (TIEDS) and is involved with D.O.T and choir.
Working for Women Aware, Genevieve will have the opportunity to work with individuals to identify their needs and introduce them to possible social service resources. The organization also assists with personal development such developing resumes and continuing education. The most rewarding aspect of Genevieve’s job is seeing firsthand how Women Aware works to assist clients with their unique needs, and Genevieve appreciates that the organization is concerned with the whole person versus addressing a single matter.
Working at this nonprofit Genevieve has been exposed to people from all different backgrounds and struggles in life. It has made her appreciate her own opportunities and challenges. “An important part of being a teacher is understanding the types of situations students are coming to you from, my work at Women Aware is introducing me to different situations kids are living in. Knowing this will inform the way I go about teaching.”
Genevieve chose Morningside not just because of the closeness of a smaller college community, but because of the reputation of the education program. After enrolling she also realized all the good Morningside does for the community. Her best experience to date has been participating in “Into the Streets”. She knew that Morningside was the right choice for her because the “close-knit community has given me the chance to cultivate positive relationships with my professors, and their examples will help shape the way I teach.”
Genevieve is musically talented and enjoys continuing to grow as a musician at Morningside even though she isn’t majoring in music. In her free time she likes to relax and play the piano.
The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program at Morningside University is possible through the generosity of Tyson Foods. It provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer internship to assist community organizations while gaining experience with diverse social issues.