Internships Focus of Recent Forum

Nov. 13, 2017
On November 8 over 70 internship posters were on display in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Over 70 internship posters were on display on November 8 in the Agricultural Administration Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University. Students representing every major in the School of Environment and Natural Resources prepared a poster for the 3rd Annual Internship Forum.

Students receiving academic credit for an internship in the ENR 2191 or 4191 courses were required to present a poster on their experience at the Internship Forum.

"The students share how they found their positions, the details of their work, insight on how they might change an aspect of the work they completed and provide advice to other students on how to gain a similar experience," said Trish Raridan Preston.  Preston is an instructor for both of the courses and leads the career development services offered through the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The School of Environment and Natural Resources is in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The school's incoming freshman survey class is required to attend the Forum and this is a wonderful opportunity for those students to start shopping for their own internship, Preston said.

"Our student presenters really enjoy sharing about their internships and offering advice to the younger students about their academic journey overall. One of the freshman mentioned as they left the forum, they had made lunch plans with one of the student presenters who offered to talk to them about course selection and experiences they have had in their program and provide some mentorship."

Nearly 100 students per year are completing internships for academic credit as required for the EEDS and NRM majors or as an option for the Env Science, FFW or EPDM majors.

For those that may have missed the Forum, many of the posters are available for viewing in the lounge on the 2nd Floor of Kottman Hall.  

To learn more about internships, schedule an appointment with School of Environment and Natural Resources Career Development Coordinator Trish Raridan Preston (614-292-2265).