For the second year in a row, a Bowdoin student is collecting information from her peers about their summertime jobs, internships, fellowships and volunteer placements around the world. With this submitted data — which includes geographic locations, photos and quirky anecdotes, among other tidbits of info — Nina Underman ’15 is creating an interactive map, one she will continue updating throughout the summer.
The first summertime map, also managed by Underman last summer, contained information provided by 202 students. Underman, who is working on this project as a volunteer, hopes to increase that number this time around. “My main goal is to get submissions,” she said. Students can fill out an online submission form.
Underman said the map project came out of conversations she had last year with Bowdoin’s Social Media Director Holly Sherburne. They both wanted to find ways to expand Bowdoin’s online social presence and engage with more students. “There are a lot of different ways to tell stories and provide information,” Underman said, “and I enjoy being able to think creatively to do that digitally.”