WWU internship fair set for Oct. 22

The Bellingham Business Journal

The Community Internship and Volunteer Fair, organized and sponsored by the Western Washington University Career Services Center, is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. This fair is the largest campus event dedicated to providing information about internship and volunteer opportunities in social justice, community service, environment, arts and government.

Approximately 60 employers are seeking students and others looking for professional experience from a broad array of backgrounds and majors for full- and part-time internships. These internships offer a great opportunity for students and others in the community to gain professional skills while also making a meaningful contribution to the community.

This event is free and open to the public.

Participating organizations include the American Museum of Radio and Electricity, Habitat for Humanity, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, North Cascades National Park, Opportunity Council, Peace Corps, Pioneer Human Services, Office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, United General Hospital and the Whatcom Volunteer Center. Representatives of many more organizations also will be on hand.

To find out more about the organizations participating in the Community Internship and Volunteer Fair or to sign up for the workshops, visit the Career Services Center Web site here, call the center at (360) 650-3240 or stop by the center’s office in Old Main Room 280.

In addition to the fair, the Career Services Center will conduct workshops that will be of interest to those seeking internships.

The workshop “How to Develop an Internship” will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in Old Main Room 280K. Attendees will learn to beef up their resumes, network with professionals and put their education to good use. They’ll also learn to identify potential internship sites, market their skills to potential employers and earn academic credit for experience.

For more information about the Community Internship and Volunteer Fair or about the related workshops, contact Susan Anderson in the WWU Career Services Center at (360) 650-3240 or susan.anderson@wwu.edu. The center is online at http://www.careers.wwu.edu/.

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