GCC hosts its first Internship Fair on April 21

Posted 4 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Press Release, GCC

BATAVIA – Is your company in need of an intern? Genesee Community College is offering the perfect opportunity to explore the possibilities of augmenting your staff while providing a student with hands-on experience.

GCC is hosting its first-ever Internship Fair dedicated to those wanting to gain and share experience in business, human services, criminal justice, and health and physical education. The event is schedule Thursday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the college’s William Stuart Forum, and is designed to introduce employers and businesses to GCC students who are seeking meaningful internships.

Local and regional businesses, companies and organizations are invited to have a table at the Internship Fair and field questions and answers about their work world, while accepting resumes and distributing material related to their internship opportunities. At this time, students will be looking for internships in the following areas:

Business and Commerce
Human Services
Criminal Justice
Health and Physical Education

“Internships and co-op experiences provide a win-win-win for employers or nonprofit organizations, students who are nearing graduation, and also for the college and faculty overall,” said Jamie Edwards, Career Center specialist. “As an institution of higher learning, we are continuously seeking productive partnerships between academia and our local community and offering experiential learning is often among the student’s most rewarding opportunity.”

The internship fair is free and open to the general public, however, most employers will have a preference for GCC students who are enrolled in a GCC internship course. Employers interested in attending the fair should contact the Career Services office at 585-345-6888 to register for the event.