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2012 Externships take place

March 21, 2012, Nicole Trainor

${image-alt} Management department chair Dr. Peter Mykytyn speaks to College of Business externs.

While traditional spring breaks often involve soaking up the sun and hanging out with friends, 127 SIU students, including 34 from the College of Business, participated in the week-long SIU Extern Program administered by the SIU Alumni Association. Nine of the last ten years, the College of Business led all other SIU colleges in the number of students who participated.

The externship program allowed the students to finally get a taste of what it might be like once they land a job in their chosen career path. It also allowed them to develop their networking skills. The externships are a great way for students to gain real work experience, learn more about potential jobs in their major, and enhance the experience section on their resumes.

The program doesn’t just benefit the students, but the sponsoring companies as well. Externships are a great way for employers to “interview” a student for a week to assess his or her abilities, and determine whether the student might be a great fit for the company in the future.

See our Facebook page and be on the lookout for more stories from several of our 2012 externs. For more information about how to participate in next year’s externships, visit the SIU Alumni Association website or stop by the Business Placement Center.