“Why Colleges Should Make Internships a Requirement” – Gallop blog

Gallop blog (Nov. 27, 2017) discussed the importance of internships in relationship to finding a job upon graduation. As Busteed and Auter pointed out, “The top reason students, parents and the public value higher education is to get a good job“. The numbers are pretty low for undergrads finding jobs quickly however, those who participated in internships during school are twice as likely to find what they wanted.

As a parent and business leader, I see many reasons to find a good internship or two. It isn’t just about finding the right job, although as we see in the article above, it certainly helps. It also shows that a student has initiative, business skills, and an understanding of the working world. Adding internships to a resume is an added-value for grad school applications, non-profit work and building a portfolio of relationships that can carry into careers later on. Parents should encourage students to intern at least twice during their undergrad years whether their college has a formal program or not. Most do have something to offer so check out career development offices first and then scope out the various academic programs. If nothing arises, look to your own network (friends, colleagues, family) – you’d be surprised who you may know!

Next up: to pay or not to pay, that is the question!

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Cliff Walk Study Updated 2018

Prof. Sacco’s econometric’s class once again tackled Newport, RI’s Cliff Walk to see how tourism today has impacted the city. NewportRI.com highlights the data. Students presented their findings to the Cliff Walk Commission at their April meeting which was held on campus for a show of partnership and support.

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Salve Center for Biz Outreach Cliff Walk Study

CBO students, over a two year period studied the impact of tourists visiting the Cliff Walk.  Prof. Edelstein’s class created the study, a group of Community Service students conducted the study and Prof. Sacco’s Econometrics class analyzed the data and wrapped it up in a report for the Cliff Walk Commission. Here is the story written by the Newport Daily News this week.

cliff walk 2016

cliff walk 2016

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