Internship Expo – Be There!

An internship is an exciting way to gain experience in your field of study before, or even after, you graduate. Getting an internship may seem overwhelming, but St. Petersburg College has many resources to help. Many student have questions regarding internships including:

  • How can an internship benefit me?
  • How do I go about finding an internship?
  • Who’s in my area? When will I have time to look?
  • How will I balance it all?

If you’re looking for an internship, or you just want to explore future options, then our Internship Expo is a must attend event!

Internship expo flyer

At the Internship Expo you can:

·         Meet local employers

·         Explore opportunities for internships and future careers paths

·         Engage with career professionals during interactive breakout sessions

Breakout Sessions include:

  • Disney College Program and Professional Internships
  • Maximize LinkedIn
  • How do I get an Internship?
  • CareerSource: What we can do for you!
  • The Key to a Great Interview and how to Follow-up
  • How do I make my Soft Skills less Squishy?

According to the “The Employment Mismatch” from The Chronicle, “Employers want new graduates to have real-world experience. Internships and work during college matter most: Employers said that each of those was about four times as important as college reputation, which they rated least important.” This study was given to thousands of human resources professionals, management, and executives within the past few years. The chart below indicates where each set of employers ranked academic and experiential skills – skills that you can hone at the expo.

internship graph
Provided by the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace.

There will be over 20 companies in attendance, so come dressed professionally. Need to polish that look a bit?  Students, stop in The Ready Room after signing in. Check your appearance, practice your elevator speech, and grab a mint for that fresh finish.

This is an amazing opportunity for current students, alumni, and the community to speak with hiring managers and recruiters! They can help you secure an internship in your current field. If you’re still unsure of your major, don’t pass up this chance to connect for informational interviewing.  This can help with making a career decision.

Some of the fields employers represent include:

  • Business Administration, Management and Finance
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Sustainability Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Digital Arts – Graphic Design & Video Production
  • Social Work
  • Communications
  • Public Safety
  • Education

There will also be SPC representatives from Career Services and CareerSource Pinellas in attendance that can assist you with your internship and academic questions. Don’t miss it!

Student serving an internship with the Port of Tampa
Intern- Rachel at the Port of Tampa

Ryan, serving an internship with Southcross Bayou
Intern Ryan – Southcross Bayou

For more information about the Internship Expo contact Employment and Internship Coordinator, Jacob Wortock at 727-341-3102 or wortock.jacob@spcollege.edu or @JacobWortock.

A special thank you to Student Ambassador, Heather Haviland, for your contribution to this blog article.

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One thought on “Internship Expo – Be There!

  1. I will be speaking at a breakout session at St Petersburg College on Tuesday, April 2nd. The topic will be Maximizing LinkedIn.

    If you are looking for an intern, looking for an internship, or want to practice your egg throwing, I invite you to attend. Attendance is free and open to all.

    I look forward to seeing you there.

    Don

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