Internship and Workforce Services Helps Students Plan for Career Success

internship-panel-groveA Message from Kerry Fleming, Coordinator, Internship and Workforce Services

faculty-insight-news-idThe Internship and Workforce Services Office, along with Professors of New Student Experience (NSE) Carla McKnight and Dina El Musa, hosted an Employer Internship Panel for NSE Students on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the East Campus.

The purpose of the panel was to discuss what employers look for in an intern and how an internship can help students make informed decisions about their career path. The students were also provided the opportunity to network with the employers and discuss internships within their field.

The supportive panelists were: Pivot Business Consulting, Orlando Bands, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Sharon Morse Performing Arts Center and Edward Jones.

Tips that the panelists provided the students included:

  • Express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through oral or written communication;
  • Build relationships on campus and within the community;
  • Prepare for interviews by conducting research on the employer;
  • Work in a team environment;
  • Get resumes critiqued;
  • Highlight skills and accomplishments on a resume; and
  • Seek out internship opportunities that can enhance your resume.

It is our hope that, through sessions like this and feedback from faculty, students gain a better grasp of what employers are looking for so they can achieve greatness after graduation.

If you would like to learn more about Internship and Workforce Services and how the team can help your students, click here.

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