Small business interns extol real-life contributions; business career fair Sept. 30

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center SPOKANE, Wash. – In a landscape dotted with interns who answer phones and spend quality time with copy machines, Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) interns say they’ve had a different experience.

Out of the classroom, into the world

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 […]

Workshops prepare students to take on internships

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 […]

Three-part program to support WSU Tri-Cities freshmen

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 […]

Networking opportunities available at expo

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 […]

Staff mentor interns, impart valued experience

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 […]