Five students will present tips on internship hunting and profiting from these experiences Friday at noon in Lane 124, in the culmination of Summer in the Snow, the career services office’s week-long event.
The panel will includes five seniors: Ashlee Moran, who interned for international marketing firm Valassis Communications, Elizabeth Garner, who interned with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Brendan Clarey, who spent a summer at the New York Post, Luke Ens, who interned in financial management, and Brenna Tremp, a bio intern who worked at the University of Oregon last summer.
Garner, who worked in the office of institutional advancement, called her job a growing experience and a great resume builder as she works toward her master’s in art and museum studies.
Moran, a student affairs mentor, said the goal is to get students to feel more comfortable about finding internships and to equip them with the resources to do so, including alumni with connections and a desire to help.
While eating pizza, attendees will hear from the five about their experiences, how they found the listings, and how these opportunities helped them decide on their career fields.
Monday, Career Services handed out coffee and donuts and encouraged students to write their plans on a chalkboard. Tuesday, SAMs met one-on-one with students in Olds, McIntyre, Galloway, and Simpson residences, and AJ’s Café. Wednesday, Career Services co-hosted a showing of “The Internship” with the Student Activities Board.
Senior and Student Affairs Mentor English Hinton spearheaded the series. She said the goal was to kickstart the search process earlier, when there are more opportunities.
“So many people get stressed when it’s at the last minute,” said Hinton, adding that it’s hard to think about something far away, even though winter is peak internship-searching time.
Hinton said internships are important because they shape classes students take in the future and what opportunities they seek out the next summer.
Hinton encouraged students who can’t come to the panel to make an appointment with Career Services to meet with a SAM or staff member.