Senior Internship Process Underway
February 16, 2011 • 1 views
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As symptoms of seniorities become more extreme, Joyce Eldh, the head of the senior internship program gets ready to start placing the senior class in their requested internships. With 430 applications, it will take Eldh from approximately Jan. 27 to Mar. 20 to complete the placing process.
“I try to place students where they can use their strengths they described in their application to the best of their ability,” said Eldh.
After reviewing each application, Eldh noticed that the vets, corporate offices and especially fitness centers are among the most popular internships requested for this year. Eldh is currently looking for even more places to accommodate high demand for fitness centers.
“I just want to make sure each student is happy with where they get placed,” Eldh said.
For some, the internship is a time to relax and get away from high school, but with 30 percent of last years seniors getting asked back for summer jobs, Eldh sees a lot of benefits in participating in the internship program.
“I wanted to be in a business like setting where I could learn about a real job I may want in the future,” said Danny Hirschberg ’11 who created his own in
ternship at Paragon Real Estate Group.
Unlike Hirschberg who signed up for the internship in order to receive a real life experience, Ellen Kaminiski ’11 wanted to enjoy the first few months of warm weather outside instead of crunching numbers in a stuffy cubicle.
“I think the internship program is a nice transition from high school to college in that it gives you more responsibility,” said Kaminski. “At that point, senioritis is so bad that I think its good to get out of school.”
With a wide variety of choices, the seniors anxiously wait for March when the internships will be revealed and their time at Staples quickly comes to a close.