Staff Spotlight: Halie Lear

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Halie is a Philadelphia native and is part of the admissions team at City Internships. Halie helps guide candidates through the City Internships process and ensures that the journey from application to placement is as smooth as possible. Halie enjoys traveling to new places, cooking and going to concerts. She is very good at untangling things, bad at avoiding pizza and goes to bed at night dreaming of exploring the Egyptian Pyramids.

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Did YOU intern abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

Halie: I interned in London as a marketing and communications assistant in the fall after I graduated from university. Having studied abroad for two years, I made it my goal to return to London as a young professional.

I wanted to experience living in such a vibrant and exciting city without the safety net of classes to fill my days with. Instead, I spent my time in a challenging internship which built on my existing skills and helped me to develop new ones.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

Halie: The countries I most want to visit are Egypt or Peru. I find ancient history fascinating and would love to explore either country’s historic sites. Nothing in the United States comes close; I love the rich and deep history attached to both countries.

What was your favorite traveling experience?

Halie: My favorite traveling experience was skydiving in Interlaken, Switzerland last year. Falling out of the sky at 13,000 feet above the Swiss Alps was a feeling that will never be matched and something that I will never forget. The sky and lakes were perfectly clear and the snow and grass on the mountains really stood out against the hillsides. Plus, I got to cross something off my bucket list!

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What unique qualities does your company possess?

Halie: I think City Internships has the unique ability to offer a brilliant international internship program while matchmaking interns and employers. Our hard-working team understands participants’ aspirations and matches candidates with excellent internship placements that are right for them.

Career building seminars, organized fun (both cultural and social!) means that the City Internships program is an experience students will benefit from for the rest of their lives.