Students Taking Action for Good
University Partnerships for Professional Development
Fordham University: Preparing for Careers in Global Health
Our longstanding partnership with Fordham University provides students and alumni with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and meaningful professional development through placements at CMMB’s NYC office. They support all departments as well as our five country offices while building skills and experience for careers in global health and development.
“The longer you spend at CMMB the better it gets. This is not your typical intern position. I’ve worked in other offices before, but this is the first time I’ve felt like a part of a team that values my input and wants to include me in the process. Because of this, I’ve learned more than I ever expected and I feel like I am ready to transition into employment.” – Greta Schneider, former NY volunteer and Fordham class of 2017
Regis University: Providing Therapy, Dignity & Hope in Peru
Regis University’s partnership with CMMB began with the efforts of one long-term field volunteer, Amber Walker. In 2011, while in Peru, she noticed that one segment of the community was stigmatized and ignored: children with disabilities. Amber took action. She decided to engage and mobilize her Regis University colleagues to become a force for change in Trujillo. With a team of professionals in tow, Amber returned to Peru to train and assist caregivers and physical therapists to work with children who needed rehabilitative services. Regis University faculty and students have been
going back every year since.
CMMB is committed to developing academic partnerships that increase our capacity and ability to serve communities, while offering universities meaningful, skills-based international service opportunities for their students, faculty and alumni. What I am hoping to achieve as a doctor is to simply do my part in helping more people live in the best way that they can.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in the global health program at Regis, to learn from the people of Peru, to challenge myself to practice with cultural sensitivity, and to gain a better understanding of a culture different from my own. – Abby Burger, Regis class of 2017