More than 50 posters representing the diversity of internships School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) students held over the summer will be on display October 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agricultural Administration building on the campus of The Ohio State University.
“The Internship Forum is a highlight of autumn semester. I am always impressed to learn of the range of student experiences. I am thankful for the partnerships we have with employers and their efforts to help prepare students to launch their environment and natural resource careers,” said Jeff Sharp, director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
About the Internship Forum
SENR News interviewed Lucia Hadella, career development coordinator in the SENR about this year’s Internship Forum and here is what she had to say.
SENR News. Who should attend the forum and why?
LH. Attending the forum is a must for students! At the forum they will get a sense of what an internship might look like in their field, learn firsthand from students about how they found, applied for, and secured their internships. They will also get honest feedback about what to expect and prepare for as they plan their own internship experience. Faculty and staff can learn about the cool opportunities our students are finding, ask questions, and offer advice about next steps and future opportunities.
SENR News. How many internship posters will be on display at the forum?
LH. Over 50 posters will be on display on October 30 at the forum and another 15 or more will be on display in the Kottman Hall Lobby on November 7 from 2-5:00 p.m.
SENR News. What types of internships do students engage in?
LH. A few examples of internships our students have held are:
Seasonal Ranger with Franklin County Metro Parks
Intern with MAD Scientists Associates, LLC doing wetland restoration
Sustainability Intern with COTA
Summer Intern with Licking Land Trust
Natural Resources Technician with Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
Forest Bird Research Assistant with CFAES
Student Business Intern with AEP Renewables
SENR News. Why does the SENR encourage internships or what are the benefits of an internship experience?
LH. Internships are an essential part of any student’s career exploration, and they are particularly important in the hands-on field of environment and natural resources. Internships help students gain skills, knowledge, and experience that employers expect to see in college graduates. These kinds of experiences also give students the opportunity to assess the “fit” of a certain position or industry to see if it really is something they want to pursue after graduation. Internships can lead to professional connections and other opportunities that have the potential to propel their careers forward.
The SENR Internship Forum is open to the public and will be held on Oct. 30 starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Administration Building. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Lucia Hadella.