Interning. It’s a lot more than fetching coffee and making copies. Watch these students make their passion part of their degree program at Westfield State. There are over 300 area businesses, schools and organizations that have at least one Westfield State student on the part-time staff. This means there are over 300 Westfield students learning invaluable on-the-job training every year. Read on below to find out how you can be one of them and get the most out of your college experience.
In the fall of 2014, I was able to participate in The Washington Center (TWC) Internship Program, interning and spending a semester in the nation's capital. The entire experience was a rewarding and transformative one. For the first time in my academic and professional career, I was given the opportunity to challenge myself by doing something completely out of my comfort zone. I was able to live in a new city for three months and immerse myself in the vibrant culture of Washington D.C. My experience would have been impossible to replicate in a traditional campus setting.
"I would just like to say thank you so much for the stipend from the State University Intern Incentive Program. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, I had the opportunity to intern with our Counseling Center. It was an amazing experience, one in which was challenging and provided great opportunities. Not only did I have a chance to participate in fun events such as "Recess" and my favorite "Fresh Check Day", I had the opportunity to work with the ICE program as well. I learned so much about myself and the field of social work and I couldn't be happier that I had a chance to intern for 16 hours per week at the Counseling Center. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity." Jade Seal
Your college search is always a difficult process. Very rarely do individuals know exactly where they’d like to go and what they want to do. The pressure is high and the clock is ticking; but in the end it comes down to what will make you happy in the next two to four years to come.