Talked to my eldest daughter last night about what I believe may be the first of it’s kind program for any College or University in the nation. Ohio Wesleyan University’s “Externship Initiative” plants selected students with participating real world employers. This program takes place during their spring breaks and or other periods that will work for both the student and the participants in order to give the students the “Real World” experience in their chosen fields prior to graduation. Just having something like this on your Resume’ can potentially propel you head and shoulders over other applicants at job search time.
This is just the type of program that not only College Students need, but I see applications for every other category of student from High School graduates entering the work force, to Trade / Technical School Students, Veterans, and even those participating in “Certification Programs” to learn an employable skill.
Congratulations to Ohio Wesleyan University for engaging your student population in this type of program, and continuing the “Benchmark of Excellence” for others to pursue. .