Student Oral History Project

In the Spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of college students around the world with classes moving online, internships rescinded, and graduation ceremonies cancelled. These developments have affected the career plans and aspirations of a generation of college students, and CCWT launched a new oral history project to document and amplify student voices and experiences during the pandemic.

Jerrina Roundtree
Jerrina Roundtree has found her passion. As a future child services professional, she wants to “be on the forefront of helping people get to where they need to be.”
Candice Tranks is an electrical engineering student at Morgan State University. It was during her internships that she clarified her interest in working in government.
Shayla Menter is a music business major at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has had two summer internships, and she is currently looking for a new internship opportunity.
Kassidy Jack is a mass media arts major at Clark Atlanta University. During her first year of college, Kassidy did an internship with Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor of Georgia.
Talia Ferguson
Talia Ferguson is a biology major at Clark Atlanta University and hopes to work in healthcare in the future. Her internship was at a research lab at her university.
Sara Martin
Sara Martin acquired a number of internship experiences during her time as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.