- By Emily Chilton, Co-Editor-in-Chief -
On Friday, September 15, the Internship Discovery Expo will be held in the Cate-Park Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The expo provides an opportunity for Meredith students to interact with a multitude of possible internship employers in one place. Internships are a valuable part of the Meredith College experience and provide essential experience to add to resumes. Dana Sumner, the director of the Office of Career Planning, enthusiastically encourages students to attend:
“The team in the Office of Career Planning is excited about the strong interest from employers in participating in the Internship Discovery Expo on September 15. These employers represent a variety of sectors and industries so there is something for everyone. If you are exploring a major and interested in learning more about what you can do with that major, looking for an internship this semester or next semester, wondering what employers are looking for in “career ready” students and graduates, or graduating in December or May and looking for a full time role, then the Internship Discovery Expo is for you. In a casual, relaxed atmosphere here on campus be ready to make a great first impression, develop your contacts, and learn more about opportunities available to you.”
As she points out, the expo represents a wide variety of fields and types of opportunities. Niki Bell, OCP’s marketing intern and a senior, had this to add: “It’s a unique way for students to practice networking skills in an environment with less pressure and formality. We want students to come out, put their best foot forward, and explore all of the booths! Students are encouraged to dress ‘snappy casual’ to make a good impression with our invited employers.”
You can find out more by going to your CareerLink (now powered by Handshake) page. Employers that will be represented include the American Red Cross, Delve Interiors, Marbles Kids Museum, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, SAS, Sherwin Williams, Wells Fargo, and more.