Beyond Reserve is a collection of elite, intensive summer opportunities for top students to gain practical experience working in real-world settings with alumni and friends of Reserve. These opportunities are often exclusive to students at WRA and made available to rising juniors and seniors. Beyond Reserve allows students to find programs that align with their passions and provide transformational experiences off campus and around the world, from the Cleveland Indians to UC Berkeley and beyond.
Director of Programs John Gordon works year round on Beyond Reserve programs. "2019 was a busy summer for our Pioneers. A few standouts included seniors Elizabeth W. '20 and Ilyana S. '20 who spent two weeks in Germany doing research at Heidelberg International Summer Science School, and Max. S. '20, who spent his summer shadowing a cardiologist and pediatrician in Denver, CO. Jacob G. '20 worked in the Creative Design Division of Little Tikes here in Hudson. Jasmine W. '20 interned with the film team at The Story Is, a Cleveland video production company. Erika C. '21 spent part of her summer at TechStyleLab— located at Kent State University's nationally recognized Fashion Design and Merchandising School."
Other organizations who partner with Reserve include:
Case Genetic Research Institute
Baylor Medical Center
Goodyear Tire Company
Akron Rubber Ducks
Yale University's National Youth Leadership Forum For Business Innovation
ABC News 5 TV Sports
The Cleveland Indians
Nightingale Opera Theater
Akron's WZIP Radio Station
According to Gordon, Beyond Reserve internships are can't-miss opportunities for Pioneers. As interesting and meaningful as our in-school curriculum is, Beyond Reserve internships create applied experiences with working professionals that develop relevant skills for careers and life. Participants keep to a work schedule, develop problem-solving skills and learn to conduct themselves as respectful and responsible adults in a workplace— all while learning about their areas of interest. The Beyond Reserve program can have a transformational impact on goal setting and the dreams our students choose to chase.