The Siegfried Fellows are pictured above with Soni Dimond ’79 during the curriculum sessions in Spring, . The Fellows are active in their internships and are excited to return to campus and share their Fellowship experience with others. The 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 43 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 prepares students to “hit the ground running” in authentic work environments thanks to the emerging professional development curriculum they participate in prior to the internship. Additionally, the Center for Career Development partners with businesses to establish clearly defined objectives for interns, such as a review of marketing strategies on sales. These objectives and the professional development add value to both the student and the organization.
"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 three Gettysburg students, Joe Rava in 2014, Katy Compton in 2013 and Melanie Rader in 2012.
The application process for Summer 2016 has ended.
For more information contact Kathy Williams via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717) 337-6616.