Caryn Shebowich ’15

Major: Psychology of Performance. Hometown:Centennial, Colorado.


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Nonprofit Management

Project Transitions | Austin, Texas

Week 9:
Project Transitions


August 8, 2013 | My last week brought my fellowship full circle. I finished everything on my PT to do list for the summer, and made some decisions about my life and my career. Decision 1: Direct feedback is important for my growth. As my supervisor and I decided what to do to wrap up my fellowship, she asked […]

Week 8:
Project Transitions


July 27, 2013 | Knowing that I had only one week left, I sat chatting and crying with my supervisor at a fundraiser on Friday as we shared some of our favorite moments of the summer. That alone speaks to the fact that my internship experience has been a meaningful growing experience unlike any I’ve ever had. I’ll share […]

Week 7:
Project Transitions


July 17, 2013 | On my AP English Language exam in junior year of high school, I learned to write synthesis essays. My first block at Cornell (Educational Psychology), my final 17 page paper was essentially a synthesis essay. When I created study guides to study for my Religions of the World course, I essentially wrote a synthesized cumulative […]

Week 6:
Project Transitions


July 6, 2013 | Choice: a decision made of one’s free will. The concept of choice is a recurring theme in my case management training. This week I reevaluated my own definition of choice. In life, we make choices every moment of every day. We choose what to wear, what to eat, what to say. These are choices that […]

Week 5:
Project Transitions


June 30, 2013 | At Cornell, I am lucky enough to know my professors.  They know how I act in class, and through discussion and interaction, they have a context in which to put my paperwork when I turn in exams.  They understand that I am more than a number on a roster, more than a score on a […]

Week 4:
Project Transitions


June 23, 2013 | I have heard from many an employee of non-profits that anyone working in the non-profit world must learn to wear many different hats. Little did I know, though, that switching hats is much more complicated than changing a head covering; it’s changing personas. I am learning this first hand as I begin to develop my […]

Week 3:
Project Transitions


June 15, 2013 | “You never get caught up” seems to be the catch phrase of the non-profit world. In my time with non-profits in Denver and now again at Project Transitions, the list of tasks seems to get longer and longer and unfortunately the days don’t stretch themselves out to accommodate. Slowly but surely, I am learning to […]

Week 2:
Project Transitions


June 7, 2013 | My supervisor called me a workaholic-in-the-making on Tuesday at 5pm, an hour and a half after I was supposedly “done for the day”.  A red flag flashed repeatedly right in front of my mind’s eye: WARNING. I know that I’ve always had trouble leaving projects unfinished, but this week was a prime example of why […]

Week 1:
Project Transitions


June 1, 2013 | Preconceived notions are wrong in approximately 99.8% of all circumstances. And 77.2% of all statistics you read are made up. As a result of both, we must come to our own conclusions. I came into my internship with preconceived notions I didn’t even realize I had. I’d like to go through them one by one […]