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Staff members in the Office of the Career Center advise students throughout their four years of college and help steer them toward appropriate and satisfying careers. The staff of the Career Center offers a 4-year career planning program, Colby Connect, which provides students with career exploration and job search skills that are useful at all stages of their Colby career: developing a career plan, writing a resume, looking for internships, seeking summer or after-Colby employment, or planning for graduate studies.
Graduate Studies Advising Cate Talbot Ashton, associate director of the career center, works closely with students considering graduate studies after Colby. In particular, she is chair of the Health Professions Preparation Committee which assists students with the complex process of preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other health care professions. Ashton also acts as the pre-law advisor and can discuss the application process for graduate studies in all fields that Colby students pursue. Mark Tappan, associate professor of education (Diamond 103, 207-859-4426), helps advise students on careers in education.
What is an Internship?
An internship is a monitored work experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects on what she or he is gaining throughout the experience. An internship most frequently takes place at an off-campus job site and is monitored by an on-site work supervisor. It is designed to broaden a student’s awareness of a career field and specific jobs within that field.
Why do an Internship?
Often students struggle to decide what career path they want to pursue after graduation. While this is a normal part of career development, students who complete internships tend to have an easier time deciding on a career path because they have gained a first-hand look into a career field of interest. Internships provide students with the opportunity to practice networking skills and build confidence in the job search process. In addition, students who complete internships find it easier to gain employment or entry into graduate school after graduation.
Check out the 2011-2012 Internship Sites for internships registered with the Career Center!