This summer, Grove City College students interned in 32 different states and five countries, working for everything from Fortune 500 companies to mission organizations.
On Wednesday, more than 25 of them will be representing the organizations they served as part of the Career Services Office’s 16th annual Internship Fair, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m. in The Great Room of Breen Student Union on campus. They will promote the value of internships to other students by sharing their own experience interning for companies including Ernst & Young, Life-Way Pregnancy Center, Grossman Yanak & Ford, Koch Institute, The Master's Craft and UPMC.
The Fair gives the internship representatives an opportunity to develop their own professional skills and provides student attendees practice in networking while learning about internships. The environment eases the search for an internship, which can be intimidating or overwhelming for students.
“With the Internship Fair being peer-to-peer, students can get invaluable internship advice from other students, see the value of an internship and feel better prepared in their own internship search,” Caleb Vits, assistant director for Employer Relations and Internship Development for the College, said.
Ninety-six percent of Grove City College’s class of 2019 participated in some kind of experiential learning opportunity, whether it was an internship, job shadowing, field experience, summer research or some other activity to help them in their career development.
The Internship Fair reflects the mission of the Career Services Office to engage and equip students to confidently pursue their vocational calling. This furthers the College’s mission to develop leaders of the highest proficiency, purpose and principles ready to advance the common good.
Find out more about internships and career services at Grove City College, which is ranked #11 Best School for internships and #12 Best Career Services Office by the Princeton Review, at www.gcc.edu/CSO.