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 92 students to engage in remarkable internship experiences.
Matthew England, Omni Cable
"The Siegfried Fellowship not only gave me the skills to succeed in my internship but the skills to succeed in life after Gettysburg."
Megan Luckenbaugh, Salvation Army
"The resume-building skills and interview practice you received through the Siegfried Fellowship will build your confedence going into an interview and will help you impress employers."
Logan Sangree-Hills, Cambridge Associates
"The best part about being a Siegfried Fellow is our exposure to a comprehensive career development curriculum. Whether it's a workshop for dinner etiquette or mock interviews with actual recruiters, Fellows are equipped with the tools and experiences needed to perform in the workplace."
Mykaela Twitchell, Triumverate
"The Fellowship walks you through how to secure an internship that you will excel at because of the skills this program gives you."
Jonathan Rava, ACLU-Philadelphia
"The Siegfried Fellowship prepped me with the tools necessary that I hit the ground running at my internship."
Khemilla Kedarnath, Calleva
"The most helpful components of the Siegfried program for me included the internship search resources and professional communication skills."
Brandon Stouffer, Republican Party of Maryland
"The Siegfried Fellowship is what gave me the knowledge and confidence to excel at not just my summer internship, but in life as well."
Aimee Bosman, Constellation Capital South Africa
"There is nothing more beneficial than learning the critical skills that employers are seeking in the workforce today. The Siegfried Fellowship not only teaches you how to make an impact in the workplace but also equips you with the confidence to stand out and be remembered in any environment you may find yourself."
Dung "Dylan" Truong, Gettysburg College-Artificial Intelligence Research with Prof. Presser
"I learned a lot from the workshops and sessions but to me, the most valuable thing of the Fellowship was Jamie's mentorship."
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 6 Gettysburg students: Matthew England in 2017; Kaitlyn McCrudden and Michael Eddy in 2016; Joe Rava in 2014; Katy Compton in 2013; and Melanie Rader in 2012.