SAU Students Obtain Summer Internships to Gain Valuable Work Experience
Several Saint Augustine’s University students are gaining valuable work experience through internship opportunities with some local organizations. The experience that internships offer is invaluable to the future career plans for these students. The professional knowledge gained through these summer programs will help students establish a real-world view of their area of interest in a real-time setting. This enhances their classroom understanding, as well, will increase their competitiveness in the job markets. Students are placed in an environment that puts their knowledge and skills to work.
The following businesses have offered SAU students a chance to gain a better understanding of what will be expected of them in the workplace, and perhaps even will result in a full-time opportunity. Studies show that 7 out of 10 internships become full-time jobs.
The following students have secured summer positions with these organizations:
Bercario Bodie and Briana Person
Company: Lenovo (Governor’s HBCU Summer Internship)
Lenovo is a technology company that creates personal devices. They provide an ecosystem of smart devices, services, and applications.
Lavar Stubbs (not pictured) and Cortney McCoy
Company: Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has earned the highest financial strength rating awarded to life insurers. They are helping students build a foundation in finance, insurance and sales having offered internships to over 52,000 college students in the past 50 years.
Company: PGA Works / Division of Diversity and Inclusion
PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations comprised of nearly 29,000 PGA professionals, establishes and elevates the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs.
Roy Garris, Jr
Company: UNC-TV North Carolina Public Media
UNC-TV – Public Media North Carolina reaches 99% of NC households with televisions with four digital channels offering distinct program schedules 24 hours a day. As North Carolina’s only statewide public media network, Public Media North Carolina’s 12 stations provide all 100 counties with four full-time, unique broadcast program channels.
Angela Gutierrez-Castillo and Jeydri Urbina
Company: NC Department of Transportation
NC DOT is a global leader in providing innovative transportation solutions. The DOT connects people, products and places safely and efficiently with customer focus, accountability, and environmental sensitivity to enhance the economy and vitality of North Carolina.
Contact the SAU Career Services and Professional Development Center for more information on student internships: firstname.lastname@example.org