Helping students succeed one internship at a time
Students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield have the opportunity to get on-the-job training while they are pursuing their degree. Internships give students the opportunity to learn from professionals in a working environment while learning the day-to-day operations of a company.
That’s why the Career Development team at Ohio State Mansfield is offering the “Career Connections Corner” every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Scarlet & Gray Café. The goal of the program is to engage students and encourage them to participate in their career exploration and planning with the ultimate goal of finding their purpose, setting their career goals and getting on their road to success.
Addison Lindeman, a sophomore sports industry major, is currently an intern with the Ohio State Mansfield Career Development office. One of her duties is to help other students learn about the importance of internships. Lindeman is heading the efforts at the “Career Connections Corner.”
“The point of the program is to reach out to exploring students and see if students have any ideas about the next step they want to take for their future job,” Lindeman explains.
“I like my internship because it gives me a chance to interact with students and it also gives me a chance to prepare for my future career.” Lindeman helps gather data for the Career Development office. She believes her work with data analysis will eventually help with her career in the sports industry. For her future, Lindeman believes that internships are imperative for her to be successful. “I think internships give you not only a chance to network but also an idea of what you really want to do. If you love it, then you can keep pursuing that major and go forward and succeed.”
Lindeman plans to continue her education on the Columbus campus next semester. She says she will continue to get as many internships as she possibly can throughout her time in college. Ultimately, opening the door for her to work for a sports team.
Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths, and they give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Students are encouraged to participate in the ASC 1900: Career Readiness course, which covers topics that illustrate the preparation needed for the path from college to career. The first half of the course is about self-assessment of interests, values, skills, decision making and creating personal career profiles. The second half of the course focuses on preparation for internships. The students learn about professionalism, resume and cover letter writing and strategies to create their personal brands to increase their marketability for internships.
Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be considered for an internship. If you are interested in an internship, stop by the “Career Connections Corner” every Tuesday. You can also reach out to Career Development Director Pam Schopieray at Schopieray.firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-755-4234.