Spring Internships: A New Way for Students to Get Ahead

We at EHS HQ have noticed an exciting new shift that may open more career doors for college students across the country: Spring Internships.

Traditionally, most students use their break from college classes during the summer to intern, making summer internships with top NYC companies extremely competitive. With so many students migrating to the city during the summer, these opportunities are often lacking of one-on-one time with professional staff. Savvy interns from across the country have started looking to internships during the spring semester. Their goal is to increase their chances of landing the internship they desire, as well as increase the opportunity for invaluable quality time working with potential future employers.

“I think it’s great for students to intern during the year because there are fewer interns to ‘compete’ with. They get more work to do, they learn more, and the staff gets to know them better because there aren’t too many other students to work with. It just makes a lot of sense,” says Katie Curcio, Director of the CBS News Internship Program in New York City.

New York City has long been one of the world’s most popular intern destinations. Educational Housing Services’ student/intern-only housing allows companies such as CBS to extend these coveted spring opportunities to students from across the country, knowing they have a safe place to stay during their internship.

Meanwhile, internships as a whole continue to play a crucial role in launching students’ careers; in fact, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2012 Internship & Co-op Survey reported intern hiring is expected to increase 8.5% from last year.

Curcio continues, “It’s essential to do an internship to get a job in this industry. Internships expose students to real-world scenarios and experiences that they can’t learn in a classroom.”

If you have spring internship experiences to share, we’d love to hear ’em! Leave a note in the comments below.

And if you’re curious to learn more about the housing EHS offers for spring interns just give us call at 800-297-4694.

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Providence College

Our visit to Providence College was on a rainy fall day but to us it felt like the sun was shining. Why? Because the students, faculty, and staff were incredibly friendly and polite! Everywhere we went we were impressed by the people we met. From the English department to the Business School, everyone was so nice!

We hope we can return to visit The Ruane Center for the Humanities when construction is completed next year. It is designed to accommodate the newly structured Development of Western Civilization program as well as offices for the School of Arts & Sciences, the center for the Study of the Humanities, the Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Departments of English and History.

 

EHS’s Hurricane Efforts

As all are well aware, Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation and destruction when she hit the East Coast a few weeks ago. EHS was very fortunate that all of its buildings were unaffected by the storm, so our staff and residents have been busy helping those in need during this trying time.

There is still so much to be done, so in addition to some of the recovery efforts EHS staff and residents have been making listed below, we will also share upcoming opportunities to help others with EHS:

EHS in general:  

  • EHS provided complimentary breakfast and lunch for its residents to make sure all had access to food during the storm, as well as delivered muffins and bagels to Pace University and School of Visual Arts residents
  • EHS waived its overnight guest fee so that residents could help friends and family in need of a safe place to stay
  • EHS continues to host a collection for food, clothing and toiletries in every building to donate to local charities — we have already donated several bins of clothing/blankets, full boxes of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items —  and are still getting new donations in every day
  • The EHS staff banded together to donate money and supplies to co-workers living in Carnarsie and Staten Island affected by the storm, and donated their free time to volunteer at shelters or or host friends in need at their homes.

 Student Life Coordinator Maria Giraldo shares her experience collaborating with UWSLoves to help those in the Rockaways:

” I picked up over 500 sandwiches that UWSLoves generously made as well as bought 8 cases of water, then headed to the Rockaways to hand out food to an apartment complex of elderly who had been without water or electricity for twelve days,” Maria says. “They were very grateful; an elderly Russian women cried when we arrived and did the best she could in her native tongue to tell us how thankful she was that we were there.”

Coming up:

– EHS will be hosting a Blood Drive in the St. George Residence on November 29th

– EHS is continuing to collect  money and donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and body soap in every building

We will continue to list what EHS is doing to help others here for those who would like to be involved, and a broader listing of opportunities can be found on WNYC’s website.

EHS’s Hurricane Efforts

As all are well aware, Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation and destruction when she hit the East Coast a few weeks ago. EHS was very fortunate that all of its buildings were unaffected by the storm, so our staff and residents have been busy helping those in need during this trying time.

There is still so much to be done, so in addition to some of the recovery efforts EHS staff and residents have been making listed below, we will also share upcoming opportunities to help others with EHS:

EHS in general:  

  • EHS provided complimentary breakfast and lunch for its residents to make sure all had access to food during the storm, as well as delivered muffins and bagels to Pace University and School of Visual Arts residents
  • EHS waived its overnight guest fee so that residents could help friends and family in need of a safe place to stay
  • EHS continues to host a collection for food, clothing and toiletries in every building to donate to local charities — we have already donated several bins of clothing/blankets, full boxes of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items —  and are still getting new donations in every day
  • The EHS staff banded together to donate money and supplies to co-workers living in Carnarsie and Staten Island affected by the storm, and donated their free time to volunteer at shelters or or host friends in need at their homes.

 Student Life Coordinator Maria Giraldo shares her experience collaborating with UWSLoves to help those in the Rockaways:

” I picked up over 500 sandwiches that UWSLoves generously made as well as bought 8 cases of water, then headed to the Rockaways to hand out food to an apartment complex of elderly who had been without water or electricity for twelve days,” Maria says. “They were very grateful; an elderly Russian women cried when we arrived and did the best she could in her native tongue to tell us how thankful she was that we were there.”

Coming up:

– EHS will be hosting a Blood Drive in the St. George Residence on November 29th

– EHS is continuing to collect  money and donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and body soap in every building

We will continue to list what EHS is doing to help others here for those who would like to be involved, and a broader listing of opportunities can be found on WNYC’s website.

Post-Hurricane Sandy Information

As most are well aware, Hurricane Sandy left a trail of devastation when she hit the East Coast earlier this week. Educational Housing Services was very lucky that our buildings were unscathed by the storms, so we have been busy trying to help the students who have. Learn more about this here.

In the meantime, we invite you all to take a moment to visit WNYC’s constantly updated website to learn of ways to help those in the tri-state area who are in need: http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/oct/30/how-help-hurricane-sandy/

We at EHS hope you and yours are safe and dry.