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For most people, practice makes perfect, unless you’re Rafael Nadal. He was born flawless. But for the rest of us, it takes a lot of effort to make sure we’re doing something right or that this is what we want. Because of that, some wonderful person invented internships. They are the perfect way to gain experience, learn about your chosen field, and build connections in the professional world.
I once spent my May term in a forensic anthropology class. For three hours a day, I held real human bones – some hundreds of years old – briefly learned how to pick up clues from a crime scene, and eventually could tell you what the bones I spent hours staring at said about the person they once belonged to. By the end of my class, I wasn’t any sort of expert. The most I could do was answer the “Is that a bone or a stick?” question that I asked myself so many times in my adventures through parks as a child. To be honest, I don’t know the first thing about forensic science. But IWU alum, Kevin Latman could probably teach me more than I ever thought went into that field of study. For this FBI employee, CSI is just a day in the life.