CEA CAPA Directory
Natalie Burns, Alumni Ambassador
What do you appreciate most about CEA?
One thing I appreciate most about CEA CAPA is the staff’s evident desire for program participants to succeed. As a recent graduate entering the program, I lacked experience & struggled with confidence in the workplace, which was very unfamiliar to me given my previous remote internships & education. CEA CAPA’s unwavering & outspoken belief in my capability propelled me to put myself out there without fear of failure. If not for the staff that managed my application process, I may never have followed through with the opportunity to study abroad at all.
How did your study abroad internship impact your professional growth?
My internship colleagues, program peers, & the remaining assortment of individuals I came across while abroad endowed me with an immense volume of knowledge & are valuable contacts to have to collaborate with on shared objectives. I gained a greater understanding of the female sports industry, which opened my eyes to a future career altogether, & of the various cultures, demographics, & backgrounds of young girls who I met through my internship, which solidified my foundation with regard to the social issue at hand. Undoubtedly, this will help me in the future as I continue to advocate for gender equity & equality.