Each semester the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC) recruits a new cohort of students to join the Internship Job Shadow Program. BAEC recently concluded our spring 2018 Internship Program, on May 17, 2018 with a class of six Student Interns for a semester end celebration.

Students are placed in a number of participating offices and divisions on campus such as Career and Workforce Programs, Study Abroad, Marketing and at BAEC just to name a few. Throughout the semester these students are exposed to a variety of career options and are encouraged to explore their career and educational interests.

Students in the program are provided the space to engage in real-world career experiences. Students also enhance their soft skills, learn how to improve their resume, develop their professional network and are referred to other career and educational opportunities. To date, ten students have been placed in jobs as a result of the Internship Job Shadow Program.

The program was created because of increased difficulty for students to find jobs after completing their education. Companies ask for years of experience for entry level jobs and expect students to know how to work and conduct themselves outside of an educational environment. For three years, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center has been working at rounding out this aspect of students’ lives.

This Internship Job Shadow Program, funded by the President’s Innovation Fund, has proven that students benefit from experience in an office and entrepreneurial setting before their education at Skyline College is completed. The Internship Job Shadow Program is a real world solution that can provide students with valuable work experience, soft skills, and networking capabilities. The program aims to help students develop the tools they need to enter into the career of their choice.

If you know of any students interested in applying for the Spring Internship Job Shadow Program, have them complete this application. Summer Applications Due: Friday, May 25, 2018.

For more information email baec@smccd.edu, visit the website at skylinebaec.org, give us a call at (650) 738-7992 or come in for a tour, we are located at 458 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066.

Written by Eva Liang | Photo by Linda Truong

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