Bellevue University’s Internship Program Opening New Avenues
The job market is more competitive than ever, whether you are a new college graduate or a seasoned professional with years of experience in your field. For recent graduates, breaking into this market can be tough, especially if you are changing careers, trying to bounce-back from a lay-off, or just entering the workforce full-time. Employers are looking for the most qualified candidates - those who have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. Bellevue University realizes the benefits of this experience, and provides career-relevant degree programs taught by faculty who bring their work experience into the classroom. Many of our majors include projects, case studies, or portfolios students can utilize once they graduate. For students who are looking for even more of an edge, the University recently added a new member to the Career Services team.
Kathy Ocasio is the new Internship Specialist. With 11 years of experience as a human resources professional, Ocasio is uniquely qualified to bridge the needs of employers and students through internship opportunities. "As a recruiter I was sourcing candidates who would be a good fit in our organization. Now I’m on the other side of the table, sourcing organizations that can provide career relevant experiences that will result in marketable skills for our students," Ocasio said.
Internships vary from unpaid part-time positions, to full-time salaried positions, some of which lead to employment at the end of the program. Whether paid or unpaid, the ultimate goal of an internship is to gain valuable work experience that will improve your skills, marketability and earning power. According to Ocasio, "Some of these opportunities might come in unusual forms compared to the traditional thinking on internships. Today we might look at virtual internships, special project assignments, or group activities across disciplines."
Our alumni have found success through internship opportunities as well. In May, the University announced that four Security Management graduates were selected for the prestigious Department of Defense Palace Acquire Internship Program. Recently, the CIA held an on-campus recruiting event for interns and informational session about working in intelligence. The University has also worked with the Department of Defense, USSTRATCOM, the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies to provide opportunities.
With students local and worldwide, the University communicates internship information to students and alumni through email announcements, social media, and the Internships Section of the Career Avenues website, reaching those students who do not have immediate access to the Center’s on campus office. For more information on internship opportunities or participant eligibility information, contact the Career Services Center.
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