Communication Studies Club hosts internship panel

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Communication students have the opportunity to receive on the job training and real world experience by applying for an internship.

The Communication Studies Club at IU South Bend will host an internship panel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on October 28 in Student Activities Center rooms 223 and 225.

This event is tailored toward communication studies students, providing them with information about internship opportunities that will help students land their dream jobs.

The South Bend Tribune and The Red Hen Turf Farm are just two of the companies that will be on the internship panel.

The companies attending this panel “will talk about their organizations and what their internship positions will do,” said Kari Wilson, advisor of the Communication Studies Club.

Wilson will briefly speak about the internship opportunities available within the communications department at IUSB.

Yuri Obata, internship coordinator for IUSB will speak about the requirements and qualifications of internship programs and the benefits students get from participating in internships.

There will be three to four current students and graduates of IU South Bend on the panel speaking about their internship experiences. These students will be able to provide a personal account of how internships have benefited their college experience.

There will be a time at the end of the presentations from the panel for any questions that students have for any company or personnel on the panel board.

“This is going to help debunk some myths in terms of who can do an internship and how to fit it into your schedule. It will help clarify some questions about the internship programs” said Wilson. “Since the panel is right before registration, it will help students see if it fits into their schedule for the spring.”

The Communication Studies Club will also host other events during the fall semester. The club will host another event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. November 17. This event will on be open and applicable to the whole campus, however, the topic of this event has not been chosen yet.

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