Saint Mary’s rising senior Kynzie Smedsrud is collaborating on potential lifesaving research — research that could one day help women fighting breast cancer. Her summer internship at Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Kabara Cancer Research Institute is giving her a hands-on experience that is far exceeding her expectations.
“At a smaller school like Saint Mary’s, you’re more connected with other students, teachers, and athletes,” said Palermo. “You have a lot of opportunities available to make your own and turn into whatever you want. You’re part of a community that works together and makes each other better.”
“The stress and anxiety that goes into preparing and making sure you’re well-versed on the topic at hand — that doesn’t change when you move to the business world,” he said. “Saint Mary’s does a nice job of exposing students to what the environment is going to be like once they get into the real world.”