The Siegfried Career Development Fellowships began in the summer of 2012 with a generous gift to the Center for Career Development from Jeff Siegfried ’81, CEO of Omni Cable.
The fellowship will provide students with a meaningful, outcomes-based internship and mentoring opportunities in a myriad of organizational settings. Fellows will practice and expand on the knowledge and skills garnered in the classroom, participate in professional preparation seminars prior to the start of their internship, and ultimately enhance their marketability for life beyond Gettysburg College.
As the president and CEO of a national distribution company, Jeff Siegfried knows plenty about internships. And that knowledge ignited the Gettysburg College alumnus to fund a dynamic new internship program at Gettysburg's Center for Career Development.
Replacing the traditional internship format where students await instructions as they begin an internship, this program partners with businesses that already have clearly defined objectives for interns, such as a review of marketing strategies on sales. Because the student interns know their precise role from the start, they can "hit the ground running" in an authentic work environment.
"This internship program is not just about college kids fetching coffee for excecutives; it focuses on providing students with the opportunity to perform goal-oriented projects and produce a valuable service for a company during their internship, making it a win-win for all parties," Siegfried says.
For more information contact the Center for Career Development at (717) 337-6616 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.