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CAS Dean's Office to host internship information session

TAMPA, Fla. -- The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office Internship Program is now recruiting for new interns for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.

There will be two separate information sessions. The first session will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in ISA 5020 and the other will be at noon on April 3 in ISA 5020. Interested students should attend only one session.

Students have the opportunity to intern in one of five different areas including: public relations and marketing, news and feature writing, broadcast and video production, photography and social media.

Dominique Benjamin, a broadcast intern, has been with the program for two semesters. As a double major studying mass communications and Africana studies, he said this internship has diversified his skills as communicator.

“We're given both the creative freedom and the personal guidance we need to grow as professionals," Benjamin said.

This internship is a great way to build your résumé and portfolio, and a chance to take away knowledge that will help you with your future endeavors.

Michele Dye, the communications and marketing director for CAS, is constantly teaching the interns new skills that will help them succeed in the future. There are guest speakers, workshops and seminars to further their professional development.

"This program is designed for the motivated student who enjoys working in a collaborative, creative setting," Dye said. "It's a fast-paced environment, and you have to be able to juggle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Even though it's a lot of work, we all have a lot of fun, and my former interns have said how much this experience helped them in their current job. I'm proud of the program we've created and remain committed to providing an exceptional internship experience for USF students."

Carrie Murawski, a sociology and communication double major who’s been interning for four consecutive semesters, said she enjoys being able to take on different assignments and expand her skill set.

“I’ve learned skills that I can take with me anywhere I go,” Murawski said.

Throughout the semester all of the CAS interns have been blogging about their experiences. To get a real glimpse into what they do, please take a look at the Dean's Office Interns' Blog.

If you are interested in interning in the summer or fall 2013 semester this information session is a great way to meet current interns who are more than willing to answer questions and share their experiences, learn about the application process, gain a deeper insight about this internship program and enjoy free pizza.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 19 to CPR 107. Interviews will take place on campus sometime between April 25-May 3.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Student Success    
Author: Ella Farnsworth