Weekly Update September 26, 2019

Please let me add my welcome to the new school year. As a reminder, all Independent Study and Internship for Credit forms for Fall quarter are due to the Office of the Registrar by the 10th day of the quarter, which is October 8th.  

P2PF Program Request

We ask for your partnership in helping us feature student testimonials regarding summer internships on the Pathways to Professional Formation website. Please send me (with student’s permission) the student’s name, major, internship site, a one-paragraph overview of what they did and what impact the experience had, and a photo. I will post them on our main page. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

Center for Community Engagement Information Table

Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 -1:00 pm, Student Center 1st Floor

Learn about paid and volunteer opportunities to engage in the neighborhood around SU.

More information and registration info found on ConnectSU


How to Use Your Liberal Arts Degree in Tech

Thursday, October 10, 12:30 -1:20 pm, Student Center 210

During this panel conversation, you will have the opportunity to hear from a group of people working in the tech industry, serving in a variety of functional areas. The tech industry is built from a wide array of talent, not merely coders and engineers. Learn how these professionals utilized their liberal arts degrees to break into tech.

More information and registration info found on Handshake

Internships from the week - these may or may not appear in Handshake

  1. One City Teaching Internship in Highline Public Schools – for winter through spring quarter, paid. Applicants must speak either Somali, Tagalog, or Vietnamese at an intermediate level or higher. One City Info Flyer Applications accepted through October 6th
  2. Social Media/Marketing Intern, John L. Scott Real Estate – paid. John L Scott Social Media Intern
  3. Intern with Congresswoman Susan DelBene in Bothell Congresswoman DelBene Internship
  4. US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Numerous Spring 2020 internship openings US Senate Interns
  5. Washington State Legislative Intern Program – Full Time, Paid, Winter or Spring 2020 – Priority Deadline of October 4 WA State Legislature Intern


Internship Best Practice:

When evaluating internship sites as a faculty supervisor, the number one thing you can do to help ensure a good experience is to verify that interns are provided with real work that is related to their major, is challenging, and that fills the entirety of the student’s tenure.

Further, you can check that job descriptions emphasize real projects, encourage that sites provide orientation sessions to cover expectations and role definitions, and that there will be regular communication between the intern and the supervisor/manager/mentor.

Read more at https://www.naceweb.org/talent-acquisition/internships/15-best-practices-for-internship-programs/