Promoting Work-based Learning Outside of the Classroom

Education is important, but, as professionals, we know that attaining degrees is only part of the equation. It’s also imperative that students gain real-life experience. That’s why Internship and Workforce Services offers two job fairs each year, one of which was held Thursday, October 4, 2018, on West Campus.

This event attracted 175 students and 92 professionals representing 45 companies. Some students, Director of Work-based Learning Michelle Terrell explained, even earned a job interview as a result of the fair.

As faculty members maintain close contact with our students, it’s important for you to encourage students’ attendance at these events and generally promote work-based opportunities that can better prepare our students for their careers.

Upcoming events include a Networking Mixer and Job Fair on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 1 – 4 p.m. on the Osceola Campus in Building 4, Room 105, and a Lunch and Learn event on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 12 – 1 p.m. on the East Campus in Building 8, Room 101. There will also be an additional job fair in the spring on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the West Campus Special Events Center.

Furthermore, faculty can promote internship open enrollment, which is available through Friday, November 30, 2018. During this open enrollment period, eligible students can register for an internship for college credit during the spring semester. To learn more, click here.

Thanks in advance for supporting our students’ growth.

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