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Internship Spotlight: JCSU student earns STEM research experience with Davidson College

Awa Sore '21Charlotte, N.C. / November 10, 2020 - Awa Sore ’21, a double major in biology and chemistry, is getting a head start at her career as a doctor. She spent summer 2020 completing a virtual research internship with Davidson College.

“I had other internship opportunities lined up for the summer, but they were canceled. I am grateful Davidson provided this virtual internship for students like myself who were looking to do internships, despite the pandemic.”

Working virtually did present some challenges for Sore, mainly getting accustomed to using the software during the internship. With some assistance from her peers, she became more comfortable and successfully completely her work and learn some skills.

“Prior to this internship, I had only built a protein, I was happy to learn how to break down a protein for the first time.” 

While she’s still unsure of what kind of doctor she wants to be, Sore is happy she was given the opportunity and credits Johnson C. Smith University for providing her the tools and opportunity to succeed.

“JCSU provides students with a multitude of resources to help them with their career. The emails I receive from my professors and the University have been beneficial to me.”

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