Notre Dame de Namur’s Career Services worked in partnership with The Dorothy Stang Center, launched their annual fall Internship and Volunteer fair, held Sept. 30th.
These events serve as great opportunities for one to explore potential employment opportunities and learn more about companies you may be interested in working for in the future.
When surveying a group of students prior to the fair they were prompted with the question of whether or not they knew what the NDNU Career Services offered? As well as, what they thought the point of internship and volunteer fairs were? Surprisingly, the majority of these students had no idea what the NDNU Career Services offered and what the point of an internship and volunteer fair was.
The Argonaut spoke with NDNU junior Megan Ettinger to ask her what she knew about the Career Services Center and the Internship and Volunteer Fair.
“I do not know a lot about what the NDNU Career Services Center has to offer, but what I do know is that they offer help in finding internships for internship classes required here at NDNU”, Ettinger informed.
A similar response came from senior Kelsee Berryman when interviewing her prior to the Internship and Volunteer fair. After Berryman attended the career fair we asked her, “What do you know about NDNU’s Career Services Center and what they have to offer and how was your experience attending the fair?”
“After attending the Internship and Volunteer Fair and learning more about what opportunities the NDNU’s Career Services Center I feel more at ease with what I am going to do after college”, reassured Berryman, “NDNU’s Internship and Volunteer Fair was a great way to learn not only about NDNU’s Career Services Center, but a great way to learn what job openings and internships may be available after I graduate”, Berryman explained.
Ettinger also informed us about her talk with a student who works at the NDNU Career Services Center. The Career Services Center offer students the opportunity to get part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships and even work study jobs. When Career Services receives these listings they are posted on the NDNU Job Board. She also found out that online job and internship postings are also available through NDNU Career Connect and registered students can search for jobs and internships, post resumes and cover letters, and search even search for employers!
Internship and Volunteer Fairs are essential for testing careers, major choices, and for acquiring hands on experience that makes you competitive in the job market. The Internship and Volunteer Fairs are offered once a semester. Watch for flyers posted around campus and emails.
To learn more about the Career and Volunteer Fairs and Career Development internship experience, contact Carrie McKnight at 650-508-3667 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.