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March 24, 2010 – April 7, 2010

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Steps to Success
L I B E R A L A R T S C A R E E R D E V E L O P M E N T

Letter from Lisa: Got Internship?


The days are longer, the temperatures
are rising, the flowers are blooming, and
Purdue’s campus is buzzing with
movement and excitement. Spring is in
the air. As we celebrate all that is Spring,
it’s time to dig deep and begin in earnest
to secure a summer internship.
In today's economic climate it is vital
that job seekers make themselves as viable
in the marketplace as possible. One sure
way to give oneself an edge is to
participate in internships throughout the
college experience.

Interning sets you apart


from the competition.

Why is this so?

 Interns gain hands on experience


in their chosen fields.
 Interns get an inside look, a
glimpse, at the inner workings of
a company, industry, or field and  Interns build their network How do I get started? Try these links!
discover if the path is right for by making contacts with
them. professionals in their fields.
 Interns have the opportunity to  Interns often see the internship
apply concepts and ideas learned transition to an offer of full time
in the classroom to a real world employment.
setting.

I N S I D E

2 Major Choices 3 Seize the Day 4 Glimpse the Future

Major Benefits Internship & Career Opportunities Young Alum: A Promising Future

Intern Testimony NACE Student Survey Calendar


MAJOR CHOICES

Major Benefits
by Delphine Keza
Liberal Arts Career Development
(LACD) offers more than just services;
LACD also offers an internship every
semester that is open to all Liberal Arts
students who qualify. As the new round of
intern recruitment for the Fall 2010
semester approaches, highlighting the
various skills that Liberal Arts majors
offer for the internship is not only
necessary but beneficial. The LACD
interns have an opportunity to distinguish
themselves by putting to work the theories
that they have learned in class while
building new skills and exploring career
options. They also have the opportunity to
develop their portfolios as well as
teamwork experiences. The internship is
Front row: Mary Ann Conrad, Delphine Keza, Kate Agathon
located on campus and during their term Back row: Caitlin Polochak, Lisa Lambert Snodgrass, Matthew Mohamed
interns are eligible to earn credits toward
their degrees.
The LACD internship requires
different areas of skills such as visual art
design, creating marketing tools, event Writing. They have worked on multiple How”, a week-long career event for
planning, sponsorship, and many more for projects such as the creation of a brochure students to acquire knowledge and skills
the projects to be completed. This for “Purdue For Me” and “STAR”, LACD for the transition from college to career.
semester’s interns have majors from bookmarks, banners, sponsorship, logos This internship is highly based on
Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy, and website development. The majority of group collaboration where each intern
Visual Art & Design, and Professional these were made for “The 9 to 5 Know utilizes his/her specific skills to get
projects accomplished. They all get
opportunities to gain leadership
experience and create and write marketing
Intern Testimony plans. This allows them to learn how to
enjoyed the most was working on
One might question the importance of collaborate in a diverse group and polish
different project including some that
an internship. As a current intern for the their professional strengths. In addition,
were out of my element. Having an
Liberal Arts Career Development I they improve their communication skills
internship not only puts you above
have discovered the true benefits of
other candidates but it truly shapes the as they participate in weekly meetings in
getting an internship before I graduate.
hands-on skills specific to your major which they are required to provide updates
It has allowed me to get a glimpse of
that you would never encounter in your on their projects.
how the professional world operates
classes. I am grateful for the internship Applications for the LACD Fall 2010
and how I fit in it. Collaborating with
to have allowed me to grow
other interns to complete various internship are now welcomed. The
professionally and improve my
projects has allowed me to discover deadline for the applications is April 23rd
communication skills. To read more
what my professional skills are and how and interviews will be held April 26th
about my experience check my blogs
to strengthen them. Attending weekly through the 30th. Those who would like to
on the LACD’s website.
meetings has allowed me to increase
~Delphine Keza, senior in Public apply should submit a resume and cover
my presentational skills. The part I
Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy letter to Lisa Lambert Snodgrass, Director
of Liberal Arts Career Development in
BRNG-Room 1114.
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SEIZE THE DAY

Internship & Career Opportunities NACE Student Surve y


Share your views
Southwest Airlines degrees. It involves intensive research by April 30 and win $500!
Southwest Airlines is now offering with faculty mentors, and all qualified
internships for the Fall 2010 hiring students including African-, Asian-, Score cash just by sharing your
season. Positions are paid and provide Hispanic-, and Native-Americans are views on the job-search process.
free (space-available) travel. encouraged to apply. Participate in the 2010 NACE
Majors sought are Marketing, Deadline: April 1st, 2010 Student Survey, sponsored by the
National Association of Colleges and
Communications, Community Affairs, Contact SROP by email or 765-494-2600
Employers, and you are eligible to
Graphic Design, and Human Resources. win!
Applications are only accepted via Indiana Prosperity Project Intern
the website, and all positions are based The Indiana Chamber of It's easy, so complete the survey!
the Dallas, Texas corporate headquarters. Commerce’s Department of Political
Deadline: April 5th, 2010 Affairs is looking for an intern to manage Fill out this survey anytime
Apply at the Southwest Airlines website. and coordinate a web-based grassroots between now and April 30, 2010,
Receive updates through their Facebook. business advocacy effort. and you are eligible to win.
Duties include website maintenance,
WestPoint Financial Group database management, assisting in GOTV Your individual response will
WestPoint is looking to give their materials production, participation in remain absolutely confidential and
future employees the experience conference calls, and encourage voter will not be shared with anyone
necessary to be their next financial outside of NACE. Only aggregate
turnout.
data will be presented in any reports
consultant through a rigorous internship Start Date: April 1, 2010 or articles based on the responses to
program. Apply at the Indiana Intern website, this survey.
Accepted interns will be educated on under employers for “Indiana Chamber”.
the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Contact information is requested
Company’s (MassMutual) portfolio of Center for Audit Quality for the sole purpose of identifying
financial products and services. Besides The CAQ is offering a summer and communicating with the prize
vital sales training, the intern will internship in Washington, D.C. Pay is winner.
experience the entire client development $10-$12/hr, with duties including
process. They will also prepare you for developing talking points, monitoring
state insurance licensing, a requirement legislation, and monitoring the press.
for all Financial Services Representatives. Accepted resumes will be followed
WestPoint awards one intern who up with telephone interviews.
successfully completes the program a Submit resumes to Erin Bittinger by
merit of leadership and academic email.
achievement for internship-related
production and activity; this includes a Simon Property Group
monetary scholarship intended for college Human Resources is looking for an
tuition. intern who will be primarily responsible
Contact Amanda Fagan at 317-705-8140 for providing additional analysis and
or send resume to her email. support within every function of the
department, while also acting as a
Summer Research representative. Must communicate
Opportunities Program effectively, have professional appearance,
Purdue SROP works to enhance handle sensitive information, and work
diversity in academia, government, and well under pressure.
industry positions that require graduate Submit resume with “HR Intern” as
header by email.

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GLIMPSE THE FUTURE

Young Alum: A Promising Future CALENDAR


Wednesday, March 24th
by Matthew Mohamed Development. Free GRE Kaplan Class
His position as president and co- Visit kaptest.com/greliveonline
founder of the Liberal Arts student or call 1-800-KAP-TEST
organization DRIVEN granted him
invitation to a dinner hosted by President Thursday, April 1st
Jischke, where he networked with many Purdue Summer Research
prestigious individuals including Murray Opportunities Program Application
Deadline
Blackwelder, then the Senior Vice
Program duration: June 6th - July 31st
President of University Development. Contact srop@purdue.edu
After a conversation there with Mr.
Blackwelder, he decided to pursue an Friday April 9th
opportunity with Purdue’s Development Hire Big 10 Plus Consortium’s
Office. Spring Career Fair
Garet’s recommendation is, “Don’t 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The DePaul Center, Chicago, IL
be afraid to jump!” His active
Garet Turner came to Purdue participation in a student organization and University of Chicago’s
University with dreams of graduating as a summer program led him to find Diversity in Communication s
Political Science major, continuing to law opportunities with his Alma Mater. He 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Chicago, IL
school, and then carving his niche in highly encourages networking, as well as
government. Along the way to obtaining community and student organization April 12th - April 16th
his degree he had the opportunity to travel leadership roles, as the best ways to Liberal Arts Career Development’s
to Georgetown University for a summer secure a career opportunity. “The 9 to 5 Know How”
Info at LACD Career Week website
program; he studied with the Institute of Garet is currently Purdue’s Regional
Philanthropy and Volunteer Studies, Director of Development in addition to Check the LACD Website for
sponsored by The Fund for American Director of Development for the Black additional information.
Studies, and found a love for Cultural Center.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Lisa Lambert Snodgrass, M.S.


Director of Career Development
Beering Hall, Room 1114
Cla-careers@purdue.edu

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/students/careers/