by Dan Klamm
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Like many SU students, you might be thinking about pursuing an internship in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., or even abroad, but have you ever considered taking an internship right here in Central New York?  Local employers LOVE to hire SU students for internships.  Next week, you will have an ideal opportunity to connect with these very employers at the Local Internship Fair.

Students at the 2010 Local Internship Fair

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under tents on the Syracuse University quad. More than 100 employers will be in attendance, including advertising agencies, media outlets, financial firms, non-profits, government organizations, hospitals, and start-ups. The full list of participating employers can be found here.

An internship is a great way to explore professional interests, gain hands-on experience, and bulk up your resume. In many cases, you can even receive academic credit for your internship experience!

Whether you’re interested in taking an internship during the academic year or you’re planning ahead for next summer, I encourage you to check out next week’s Local Internship Fair.

Jennifer Pluta, the event organizer, was kind enough to speak with me about the Local Internship Fair. Here’s what she had to say about why you should attend and how you can best prepare:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yv4_aVkixc&w=560&h=315]

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