MassMutual has a scholarship program for students of African-American, Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander descent who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. The need-based awards are $2000 for 2 year schools and $5000 for 4 year schools. Most agencies would like to have these students as interns as well. Apply by May 3, 2013.
The Sunshine Education and Resource Center at the University of South Florida College of Public Health is now accepting applications for its summer institute in Occupational Health and Safety June 9 – June 14, 2013. Applications strongly encouraged from students interested in exploring graduate studies in occupational health and safety disciplines. Travel, lodging and meals will be provided.
• Explore academic and professional opportunities in occupational health and safety disciplines
• Learn about occupational health and safety topics through lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions
• Observe real-world applications of occupational health and safety initiatives through field experiences
• Meet USF students, faculty, and professionals affiliated with USF’s occupational health and safety program experience college life on USF’s Tampa campus
Contact Dr. Rene’ Salazar at (813) 974-9623 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and applications. Space is limited. Apply today!
INTERNSHIPS: TAKE SECOND PLACE
By Dr. Cheryl Minnick, Ed.D, Internship Coordinator & Career Advisor
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach, and five-time Superbowl winner, Vince Lombardi once said “There is no room for second place – there is only one place in my game and that is first place.” While that sentiment may hold true on the football field, second place can still be considered a winner in the academic world. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), internships are considered the #2 way to launch a career. In fact, 60% of 15,715 college seniors in a 2012 NACE survey reported that their internship positions turned into real job offers. Even though networking may take the seven pound, 22-inch Vince Lombardi Super Bowl first-place trophy, when it comes to launching a career, completing an internship is a close second.
The findings of this report reflect the statistics of this campus as well. This month, a report launched by the School of Business Administration at The University of Montana found that 42% of December 2012 business school graduates obtained a job offer through networking referrals through friends and/or family members. Twenty-one percent of graduates used their internship experiences to land full-time job placements.
Why are internships so valuable in launching careers you may ask? Well, internships offer hands-on experience in the field working on professional-level assignments and building relationships with professionals on the job and in the field. Because the majority of job vacancies are never advertised but sourced and filled by referrals, internships and relationship building (aka, “networking”) are complementary career promoters.
Keeping our eye on the ball is important in football and in career development too. Super Bowls come and go, but most of us only get one chance to compete for our dream careers and internships are definitely a game winning play!
The Early Development Lab, directed by Dr. Angeline Lillard, is looking for exceptional undergraduate students for a summer internship in cognitive development. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors. Successful applicants typically have at least a 3.3 GPA in psychology, and have completed or are currently taking courses in developmental psychology, statistics, and research methods. This internship experience has been designed to provide exceptional undergraduate students an opportunity to gain experience conducting psychological research in a child development lab. Students do not need to have previous research experience to be competitive applicants; in fact, students from liberal arts colleges and smaller universities are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline is March 8th. Apply today! http://faculty.virginia.edu/ASLillard/Internship/internship.html