College Internships – What You Need to Know

As the school year is coming to a close, many college students and upcoming graduates are looking toward internships as a way to embark upon their career path. Internships can provide countless benefits, such as the ability to: · Gain practical knowledge and test a particular career field · Build a professional network and seek mentors · Get letters of …

My Fourth Week as a Career Services Intern at JFCS: The Speed Networking Event

The past four weeks of my internship were consumed by the Speed Networking Event, where career candidates have five minutes to present their credentials to companies looking to hire.    I had been making non-stop phone calls to employers, frequently reaching out to job-seekers, and regularly assisting with logistical tasks. All-in-all, I spent a combined total of 120 hours working on …

My Last Week as an Intern at JFCS: Saying Goodbye

My last week as an intern at JFCS was certainly bittersweet. While I’m happy to spend the last month of my summer break relaxing before I head back to school, leaving JFCS feels a little surreal. I feel like I just started my internship, but nine weeks have come and gone faster than I could have imagined. I spent my …

Meet Tony Odongo

23-year-old Tony Odongo began as Navigate Enterprise Center’s Business and Economic Intern in early June. Born in Homa Bay, West Kenya he moved to the U.S. almost four years ago to attend Yale University, and as an incoming senior, Tony’s majoring in Electrical Engineering. “I am a passionate Afro-optimist. I am a fervent believer in the role of technology in …

My Fifth Week as an Intern at JFCS: Golf Tournament!

The time finally came! On Monday, the long-anticipated golf tournament finally happened. In the week prior to the event, in addition to some writing, I spent the majority of my time helping the Marketing and Development team prepare for the tournament. Although last week was very stressful because everyone wanted the tournament to be the best it could be, everyone’s …

My Fourth Week as an Intern at JFCS: Going Door-To-Door

My fourth week at JFCS as a Marketing and Development intern, while similar to my last few weeks, was not any less rewarding. Currently, most of my focus is on writing blog pieces and preparing for the Republic Bank Players Challenge on June 25th. A few days this week, after lunch, I rode with my friend Lauren Figa, who graciously …