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July 10, 2015
By Nikeila Jensen, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University students have an opportunity to share their experiences in internships, practicums, field experiences and directed teaching experiences – and compete for a prize – through Career Services’ annual summer internship.
Career Services offers the competition each trimester, and winners receive a $100 Visa gift card.
“It lets us share across the campus community what students are doing and their successes, so other students can see those experiences and get excited about similar things,” Career Development Coordinator Rosalie Weathermon said.
To enter the contest, participants must be enrolled as a Northwest student. Students must submit a photo that depicts them at their internship environment with a description of 300 words or less. Students are encouraged to showcase their writing skills to briefly describe their experiences.
Photos may be from any internship experience that occurred during the summer session. Students may upload one photo through the Career Services website from their computer or smartphone.
All submissions are due Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Career Services will appoint judges to select the winning photo.
Career Services displays submitted photos on its website. Past submissions have included students working with animals, speaking at conferences and coordinating events.
Kasea Price won Career Services’ spring 2015 internship photo contest with her picture of her and Buddy Love, a King Penguin at the Kansas City Zoo.
“I worked with penguins, polar bears, North American river otters, trumpeter swans and aquariums, making sure they were happy and healthy while educating the community about the needs of the animals, both in captivity and in the wild,” Price said.
The internship photo contest was created from a student’s idea in 2008 to increase students’ excitement about academic internships. Career Services teamed with Northwest’s Center for Information Technology in Education to create an online interface for the competition and continue to work together during every competition.
“The contest is a great way for students to celebrate what they’re doing, share their excitement for their internship or experience, have a little fun and possibly win a $100 Visa card,” Weathermon said.
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