BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Making an Impact in the Community and Beyond
Kaitlyn Steinhiser ’21 knew for a long time that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of Indiana residents. A double-major in political science and communication, with a minor in Spanish, she has recently taken on a role in the state government as the director of policy for Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development. In this role, she drafts policies allowing the Department to innovatively implement core workforce development pillars like unemployment insurance and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs.
Immersion in Leadership: One Student’s Amazing Internship Opportunity
While Valparaiso University provides a world-class education, the University also prides itself on the opportunities it opens up for its students beyond the boundaries of campus. Clo Perkins ’23 has found an immense amount of growth and experience outside of the classroom during their time at Valpo thanks to a variety of internships that pushed them to grow as a person and a professional.
Recognized for Excellence
Valparaiso University is dedicated to creating a first-class college experience, and that dedication has garnered the attention of publications, national reviewers and state representatives. The University prides itself on its exceptional courses, facilities, and expert faculty members and is proud to be recognized for its efforts.
Valpo’s Beacon Blog
Valpo’s recently launched Beacon Blog is a place where students, faculty, and anyone who wants to learn more about our life here at Valpo can come and explore. Our student writers offer a view of the University from their day-to-day experiences, and our faculty and staff shine a light on what really goes into making the revered “Valpo experience.” Our community is doing great things and the Beacon Blog is here to house them.