The 2015-2016 Fellows (pictured above prior to participating in their last curriculum session) are embarking upon their summer internship experiences all over the country. The recently graduated 2014-2015 Fellows are beginning the next chapter of their lives with excitement.
The Siegfried Fellowship provides project-based internship experiences grounded in the following premises:
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. To date, the Siegfried Fellowship has enabled and prepared 72 students to engage in remarkable internship experiences.
As the President and CEO of a national distribution company, Jeff Siegfried knows plenty about internships. That knowledge ignited the Gettysburg College alumnus to fund a dynamic new internship program through Gettysburg's Center for Career Development.
The Siegfried Career Fellowship Program prepares students to “hit the ground running” in authentic work environments thanks to the professional development curriculum in which they participate during their junior year, prior to the internship. Additionally, the Center for Career Development partners with businesses to establish clearly defined learning goals and objectives for the interns, bringing value to both the organization and the students' experiences.
"This internship program is not just about college kids fetching coffee for executives; 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.
Omni Cable has benefited from 5 Gettysburg students: Kaitlyn McCrudden and Michael Eddy in 2016; Joe Rava in 2014; Katy Compton in 2013; and Melanie Rader in 2012.
The 2016-2017 Siegfried Fellowship Application is now closed.
For more information contact Jamie Guilford via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717) 337-6616.