Champlain Busy Beavers

This summer we have been talking to Champlain students with outstanding internships all across the country. We have heard from a whole variety of students from different fields and areas of interest. As the summer comes to a close we wanted to look back at all the awesome internships and let everyone know about some steps to take to land great internships in the future.

All of the summer interns for Competitive Computing. Lax is the first on the left.

All of the summer interns for Competitive Computing. Lax is the first on the left.

From coast to coast, we had students working in all sorts of businesses over the past few months. Right here in Vermont, Danielle Lax and Natasha Weinstein both interned for some local companies. Both are going into their senior year as Marketing majors but had very different experiences for the summer. To read up on what Lax did with Competitive Computing head here and to read about what Weinstein worked on with MySightSee go here.

Pacocha on the red carpet for his internship at Abominable Pictures.

Pacocha on the red carpet for his internship at Abominable Pictures.

On the opposite coast we had two film students getting some amazing experiences with big production companies. Both Chris Parente and Ben Pacocha worked out in California, gaining valuable lessons and experiences. Head here to read about Pacocha working at Abominable Pictures out in LA and read up on Parente and The Uprising Creative here. Patrick Burke, another rising senior in the film program, also landed an amazing internship right here on the east coast. To check out what he did with Element Productions go here.

Josh Heier '14 outside one of the buildings on Google's main campus in Mountain View (all the on-site filming for The Internship is of Mountain View locations). The building is dedicated to Google's mobile platform, Android, and has a "garden" of large figurines representing the codenames used for different Android versions during development (hence the donut!).

Josh Heier ’14 outside one of the buildings on Google’s main campus in Mountain View (all the on-site filming for The Internship is of Mountain View locations). The building is dedicated to Google’s mobile platform, Android, and has a “garden” of large figurines representing the codenames used for different Android versions during development (hence the donut!).

We’ve also talked with a fair share of students who have done some work with huge companies. To learn about what Jack Carpenter has done with CBS head here, for what Tom Francis has done with GE Healthcare head here, and to read up on Josh Heier and his internship at Google, go here.

Wil Hahn outside the TJX headquarters.

Wil Hahn outside the TJX headquarters.

From Graphic Design to Computer Networking to Game Design, students have found jobs in their field before they even graduate. Wil Hahn has put his expertise in cyber security to work at TJX, which you can find more about here, and read up on how Peter Fitts has had the chance to develop games for True Office here. Some students like Emma Daitz, have had the chance to take new skills to their old favorite places. Read up on what she’s done here.

If you’re looking to get an amazing internship like these students there are a lot of ways to do so. Internships are offered throughout the year, so you can check out the internship fair at the end of October. Of course if you have a company that you love in mind, reach out! Send an email their way asking if they are looking for interns. The career center is also open and available to help throughout the school year, so you can head there or contact Pat Boera at Boerap@champlain.edu.

We love hearing about all the work our students our doing. If you have an awesome internship this fall or if you had one this summer that you want to share, send us an email at news@champlain.edu.

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