Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Find internship opportunities Wednesday at Internship Match-Up

Randolph students have an awesome opportunity to find the perfect internship Wednesday.

Internship Match-Up will offer students the chance to meet representatives from local companies and organizations who provide internships for students who want hands-on experience with career options. Some companies will be ready to offer internships on the spot.

Internship Match-Up

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Phase 2, 4009 Murray Pl, Lynchburg, VA 24501
How to get there: Catch a shuttle that will leave from Main Hall every 30 minutes, or follow these directions
Why: To find amazing opportunities to test drive career options.

Find out more about what an internship will offer you by attending the "Spotlight on Internships" student panel at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in Darden Two, or read Summer 2013 internship stories.
The event was organized by Randolph College, two other local colleges, and the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. More than 50 employers from the region, including Genworth Financial, Lynchburg City Schools, and three Virginia political campaigns will have representatives there to discuss available internships.

Completing an internship during college is critical to a student’s preparation for life after graduation, said Maryam Brown ’02, internship coordinator. Internships are especially important for sophomores, who still have time to adjust their academic plans to incorporate what they learn about their prospective careers during an internship.

Also, internships open doors for the future. “Employers say that competitive job applicants have had one or two internships before graduating from College, and graduate school admissions boards are giving preference to applicants who have had the type of hands-on experience that comes through interning,” Brown said.