Internships deepen student exposure

Internships provided real-world experience for five Tabor College students during January.

At Tabor, these internships have become a requirement for certain majors and degrees. The business and communication departments have implemented this experiential strategy.

Because Tabor operates on a 4-1-4 academic schedule, some students choose to complete their internships during January.

Students may live in the city of their choice, completing typical eight-hour workdays at the organization as well as required college participation and credit.

Interns were placed in organizations where they earned college credit and gained work experience simultaneously.

Cory Frey, a senior majoring in communications studies, completed his internship through a ministry position at Crossroads Community Church, Salina. Frey is continuing his position as leader of the youth program at this church.

Angela Kleinsasser, a senior majoring in communications and English, performed her internship at The Strategy Group, Wichita, a marketing and advertising firm. During her internship, she was responsible for tasks such as writing, editing, press checks, customer relations and special-event planning.

Priscilla Mace, a junior journalism major, completed her internship at an NBC television affiliate in Joplin, Mo. While there, she worked as a reporter, finding stories, filming, interviewing, writing scripts for newscasts and editing and filing footage.

Brian Lachman, will graduate with a business administration degree with an emphasis in management. He completed an internship with Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colo.

Lachman’s internship proved beneficial when he was offered a full-time employment contract upon graduation as event sales manager.

Michael Zollinger, a senior majoring in business management and marketing, completed an internship at Exploration Place, Wichita, designing a database and publications as well as working in special-event planning and advertising.

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