Three Ways to Gain Professional Experience without an Internship

After finding a professional passion through collegiate courses, many students seek internships to gain real-world experience in their field. These internships provide students with experience beyond a classroom where they can develop their skills and create portfolio pieces for their future endeavors. They also give students an advantage in their future job search, as most…

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A Different Kind of Volunteering: Serving on a Nonprofit Board

As young adults, we may feel limited in our options for gaining professional experience. Many students take on internships and volunteer positions, however, they may be looking for other opportunities that will enhance their professional development. What if there was a way for college students to gain unique experience in a field that they are…

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NeJame builds professional skills through internships, volunteer experience

History major Elias NeJame’s path towards his passion wasn’t as straightforward as some, but with two internships and one year-long volunteer program completed before the fall of his senior year, it is clear that he is on a journey to reach his goals. “If you are going to sit and wait for something to come to you, it’s…

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Martinsen finds experience in unique setting, increases understanding of autistic support

Junior psychology major John Martinsen has worked with the autistic population in many aspects for the last eight years. In the past, he worked in home support, a group home, and in an intensive behavior stabilization unit. He currently works as a caregiver at Woods Services, a residential service organization that works with autistic and…