Starr D’Avril

Contributor 

LCCC Career Services is bringing students and businesses together for the 3rd Annual Internship Fair Wednesday, October 7, 2015.  This event will allow more one-on-one time for employers to look over applicants, and is strictly for engineering, manufacturing, IT, and business students.  Over 25 businesses will be looking at qualified students to fill paying internships.

“It is never too early to explore internship opportunities,” says Vernice Jackson MSODA, (Master of Science in Organizational Development and Analysis) Experiential Educational Professional at LCCC Career Services. “The employers attending the 2015 Internship Fair are looking to fill positions starting immediately or on future dates up to and including summer 2016.  Students at all levels in their education are encouraged to attend.”

Jackson is convinced this event adds credibility to the Fair’s theme: Internship$ = $uccess.  Last year’s results back the theme.  Of the 85 students in attendance, 11 internships were filled by 9 of the 19 employers represented at the event.  Daniel Cross, a graduated of LCCC in December of 2014 thought internships meant working for free.  He attended the 2014 Fair and received three offers. The internship he chose turned into a position offer.  He now works part-time while taking classes toward his Bachelor degree at Cleveland State through the LCCC Partnership.

Marcia Jones came to Career Services in 2002. She is the Employment Career Services Manager and feels very strongly about gaining career related work experience early in the educational process and not waiting until graduation.  “In today’s job market it is vital to take advantage of all the resources and services available to you.  Utilizing them gives you an edge over the next candidate, sets you apart from the inexperienced.”

Unlike the Career Fair held in the spring, students must qualify by September 30th to attend the Internship Fair by generating a resume to be approved and uploaded to Career Link.  Once approved, time and place of the 3rd Annual Internship Fair will be sent along with more information.   Log onto Career Services by clicking on Career Assistance in the information stack at the bottom of LCCC website home page, click on the College Central Network icon and follow the prompts.  The student will receive email acceptance or direction to improve the look, content, or revise the resume.  If no resume, visit Career Services in person at LC 131, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm or call 440-366-4076 to make an appointment.