Cynthia Simon, director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Leslie University, and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She is also NSEE's Northeast regional co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. Cynthia's background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with the past 20 years committed to higher education at the University of New England. Having completed five internships during her own educational career, living and working abroad, and attending the Audubon Expedition Institute's experiential, community-consensus Master's degree program, she exemplified and is professionally committed to high-impact experiential education. She believes deep learning comes from a sense of knowing through direct immersion. In 2008, Cynthia established UNE's College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office, a professional office committed to academic credit-bearing internships, and sits as the director. The CAS Internship Office supports students and the community in building exemplary internships wherein students practice their academic learning and skills, gain professional soft skills, explore job options, and find career passions, and through which businesses and organizations receive the talent and support of UNE students.
Completion of the National Society for Experiential Education Academy
Collaborative learning design
canis latrans (coyote)
environmental education & advocacy
wilderness skills and survival