For some, summer is time to kick back, relax, and do a whole lot of nothing. But not at Suffolk.

Our students kept busy this summer, whether they were scaling the heights of downtown Boston for a good cause, slugging baseballs in Virginia, getting down to business in Singapore and Shanghai, or investigating marine life at the University's field station in northern Maine. Here are their stories. 

Boston

Moakley Scholars Following a Tradition of Service: Nine students participated in the Moakley Service Corps summer program, which provides internship opportunities and a modest stipend for students to work at local nonprofit organizations.

 Natalie Breen Speaking Up, Way Up: Senior Natalie Breen's outspoken advocacy for people with disabilities drove her Over the Edge this summer, and she can't wait to do it again. 
 Nancy Afonso Persistence Pays Off: Senior Nancy Afonso didn't let a dream deferred keep her from making the most of a different internship opportunity with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 NESAD alumni The Learning Never Stops: Graphic design graduates returned to campus to learn how to turn their thesis projects into exhibit material for Re:design, at Suffolk's Adams Gallery through Nov. 17, 2013.

Across the globe

Michael Donev  A Whole New World: Through the Lund, Sweden, summer study and the international internship program, Suffolk Law students have multiple opportunities to gain an advantage in the field of international law

Paul Miney Success Guaranteed: From Shanghai to State Street, students in Suffolk's Global MBA program gained critical real-world business experience this summer by fulfilling their internship requirements. 

Cobscook Bay, Maine

Students in Cobscook Bay, Maine

The Life Aquatic: A group of science-minded Suffolk students got a head start on the fall semester by taking a three-week intensive course at the University's R.S. Friedman Field Station in Cobscook Bay, Maine.  

Winchester, Virginia

Jake Cintolo The Diamond is His Best Friend: Senior marketing major and Rams infielder Jake Cintolo made a name for himself and Suffolk baseball down South this summer.

Ghana

Cori Simmons
The Bridge BuilderA life-changing trip to Africa last summer inspired Cori Simmons ’14 to think (and act) globally. This summer, she returned and blogged about her experiences

Your Turn

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