New College is currently looking for alums and businesses who are interested in providing internships to students.
For New College students, shadowing, mentoring and internship experiences off-campus help bridge the gap between academic classroom preparation and the transition to work, careers or graduate school. These opportunities allow students to combine practical work experiences with a structured learning component. Students who intern generally cultivate better employment prospects than those who do not hold internships. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that interns receive more job offers and find first jobs sooner than job seekers who have not held internships.
For internship providers, shadowing, mentorship and internship experiences are an opportunity to participate in the educational process while receiving valuable work contributions from students. Organizations benefit from interactions with bright students who possess a wide range of skills and capabilities. If hired, a former intern will rarely require the same level of training and orientation as a non-intern hire. When staff shares expertise as professional mentors they will usually be rewarded with unique insights, personal satisfaction and gratification as they work with students. Students bring fresh energy, abilities and enthusiasm to the workplace.
If you know of or would like to provide a potential internship opportunity for students please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 941-487-4900. We will be including any responses we receive in career services' internship showcase event for students on Tuesday, October 23rd.
In your email please inform us of the nature of the internship, its location, the duration, required hours, whether it is paid or unpaid, the name of the contact person, and any other additional information. The more detailed the better!
We look forward to hearing from you.