This spring, the Internship Job Shadow Program, hosted five student interns across various campus programs, including the off-site Bay Area Entrepreneur Center office. In addition to earning one unit of Cooperative Ed credit, funded by the IJSP, the student interns participated in events, on and off-campus and in various activities where they learned industry-related skills, and the ins and outs of how programs at the college function to serve students.
The student interns also worked collaboratively to complete and present a project where they identified problems in our world and proposed solutions. The focus of their group project was education on the health effects of global warming.
This semester, the IJSP would like to highlight student intern, Vincent Blensdorf. Vincent is in his first year at Skyline College, is currently studying finance and competes on the wrestling team- go Trojans! Vincent is also a member of the fall 2018 Promise Scholars cohort. After shadowing under Kevin Chak this past semester, Vincent has been hired to work at the Skyline College Bookstore as a paid student assistant. Vincent will be the 8th student that was hired as a result of their participation in the IJSP.
With continued support from campus partners, such as the Center for Career and Workforce Programs, Skyline College Bookstore, the Study Abroad and Exchange Program and the SparkPoint Center, the BAEC is able to provide a unique internship experience for students, where they engage in a real-world career setting.
The Job Shadow Program is a great way for students to benefit from hands-on career exploration and project-based learning while they pursue their educational goals at Skyline College. The IJSP empowers students to define success for themselves. This program supports students in developing and enhancing the skills they will need to be successful, whether they decide to continue their education, contribute meaningfully to the workforce, pursue entrepreneurship as a career, or all three!
We are currently accepting applications for the summer 2019 academic semester. The application can be found here: skylinebaec.org/internships.php. Please spread the word!
For more information on the Internship Job Shadow Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Article by Pcyeta Stroud | Photo by Sam Panganiban