By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor
Oct. 5-Oct. 9 is Internship Week at Towson, featuring a number of events (some including free pizza) at the Career Center to help students get started on their hunt for practical experience outside of the classroom.
The week will culminate with the Fall Career and Internship Fair in the West Village Commons Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 9, from noon-3 p.m.
Of the over 18,000 undergraduates enrolled in Fall 2014, 7,508 were enrolled in internship courses during the 2014-2015 school year.
Lorie Logan-Bennett, director of the Career Center, said she knows that there are more students that have internships, but not all come back to get school credit for them.
Internship Week looks to raise the profile of all the different opportunities for practical experience that students can take advantage of.
“We certainly want to raise the awareness of internships across campus, the fact that it’s an opportunity for students to explore and making sure students understand how important it is to gain that experience,” Logan-Bennett said.
Logan-Bennett said that she thinks every student should have an opportunity to “connect what they’re going to learn in the classroom to the real world.”
Students hunting for internships can use a number of services offered by the Career Center.
“We can also help students who are in the internship search process figure out how to best market themselves to the employers who are out there,” she said.
The Career Center offers individual appointments for students to review resumes and cover letters and work on verbal self-promotion skills.
“You want a student going out into the current marketplace with experience at hand,” Logan-Bennett said.