The Oberlin Review

New Career Communities Pilot Announced

New Career Communities Pilot Announced

December 7, 2018

Associate Dean of Students and Interim Director of the Career Development Center Dana Hamdan unveiled the pilot for the Career Communities program in a series of four information sessions earlier this week and last. The program will launch this spring and will allow roughly 120 juniors and seniors to participate in a one-credit, co-curricular course that culminates in a funded summer internship. “The Career Communities initiative makes it possible for us to address Oberlin’s ‘mi...

Sophomores Guided Through SOAR

Sophomores Guided Through SOAR

November 16, 2018

The newly-created Sophomore Opportunities and Academic Resources program will offer sophomores academic and career advising tailored to their specific interests. Participants will be paired with a SOAR leader — a junior or senior knowledgeable and experienced in their major — who will guide them through how to declare a major, create an academic plan, and pursue job and internship opportunities in their field of interest. The program will kick off with a two-day retreat on Feb. 1 and 2, and pa...

Oberlin Summer Highlights

Oberlin Summer Highlights

September 4, 2015

Lack of Internship Funding Presents Accessibility Issue

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor

December 12, 2014

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Getting a job is largely dependent on the quality of one seemingly simple document: the résumé. Yet for many college students, résumé building comes at a price. Internships, aside from being personally rewarding, are advantageous in accruing a body of work experience; however, students who struggle to afford the steep costs of transportation and housing are limited in the opportunities they can pursue. About 80 percent of Oberlin students receive financial aid to pay for tuition. Despite the roughly $30,000 in aid students receive each year on average to attend Oberlin, the journey to funding internships frequently results in a financial dead end. Every student who attends Oberlin undoubtedly deserves the same...

Career Center Awarded Grant to Fund Students Pursuing Internships

Molly Brand

September 12, 2014

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The College recently received $149,938 in grant money from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation — funding which the Career Center will use to increase the College’s number of paid internships. The money, which will be allocated to applicants of high and moderate need, will fund 32 internships in its first year, during the summer of 2015. Participants will receive either $3,600 for a 9-week internship or $4,000 for a 10-week internship in the form of a $10 per hour wage for a 40-hour work week. Although there will be an opportunity to renew the funding for a second year, Career Center Director Richard Berman said he is unsure whether there is a possibility of extending it further. ...

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