The 2013 and 2014 Siegfried Fellows are pictured above during the curriculum sessions in Spring, 2014. The 2014 Fellows are busy adding value in their internships. The 2013 Fellows have graduated and are adding value in the next chapter of their lives beyond Gettysburg.
The Siegfried Fellowship provides real-world internship experiences based on 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 23 students the opportunity for a remarkable internship experience.
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 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 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 benefitted from three Gettysburg students, Joe Rava is currently interning at Omni in Human Resources and Finance, Katy Compton in 2013 and Melanie Rader in 2012. .
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