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Student internships to support Oso mudslide recovery
April 30, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Devon-Seymour-and-Grayson-Parr-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will offer student internships to help communities along State Route 530 recover from the mudslide that occurred near Oso, Wash., on March 22.

Out of the classroom, into the world
February 16, 2007

Goal 1: Offer the best undergraduate experience in a research university Tom Westphal, 19, is not a typical WSU student, but in some ways he is a model student — a model of student engagement.He arrived at WSU in 2005 as a Regents Scholar and already had 20 units of college credit. He spent the summer of 2006 as an intern in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office in Washington, D.C., and this semester he is studying international politics at the University of Wales.The native of Richland, Wash., has another D.C. internship arranged for this summer through the Washington Center, and he hopes to work at the … » More …

Workshops prepare students to take on internships
February 16, 2007

Fewer than 2,000 WSU students completed an internship for credit last year, meaning large numbers of students are missing out on what could be a star feature of their resume.“Everyone can and should do an internship,” said Ronda McLean, assistant director in career development. “It would be a shame if all they did was go to classes and graduate.” According to institutional research, in a 2004 alumni survey, 53 percent of WSU graduates said they did an internship in college, but only about half of those were for academic credit. Among the internships for credit, the highest percentages were student teachers and others in preprofessional … » More …

Three-part program to support WSU Tri-Cities freshmen
October 25, 2006

TRI-CITIES – Washington State University Tri-Cities Chancellor Vicky Carwein has announced a major initiative that includes scholarships, mentoring and internship programs to support the students of the campus’s first freshmen class, scheduled to begin classes next fall.Carwein said, “I know that students and their parents will catch the excitement of the outstanding academic program we’ve developed for these freshmen.  But, for many, this three-part initiative will be the ‘icing on the cake’ to get them to apply.”The initiative, announced by Carwein, has three components:* Mentors:  Each freshman will be linked with a mentor who can provide career insight and encouragement throughout the year.  Mentors serve … » More …

Networking opportunities available at expo
September 7, 2006

PULLMAN–Companies, graduate schools and potential employers will gather at one location to provide information on programs, job opportunites, internships and more.Washington State University Career Services and the University of Idaho Career and Professional Planning will host the Career Expo of the Palouse on Oct. 3 at the University of Idaho’s Kibbie Dome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to limited parking, students are encouraged to car pool or take the free shuttle.The Career Expo of the Palouse has become the largest collegiate job fair in the Pacific Northwest with more than 130 employers from all over the nation and 2,000 students in attendance. Currently, more than 100 … » More …

Staff mentor interns, impart valued experience
March 4, 2005

Student internships are a vital way of life at Washington State University, even in offices that are nonacademic. Students receive instruction, encouragement, experience and sometimes make friendships that last a lifetime. And often times, the learning process is a two-way street, with supervisors and mentors learning a great deal as well. A case in point is Capital Planning and Development. CPD manages major construction projects statewide at WSU. A nonacademic unit, CPD’s contact with students was limited to providing information for class projects — until 1999. With the arrival of Jerry Schlatter, CPD’s executive director, interaction with students took on a new role. Schlatter’s vision … » More …