News for Families of SC Students
Doesn’t it seem like we just celebrated the holiday season? Yet, we are quickly moving into the heart of the 2013 spring semester. Things are going well on campus with class work, activities, and relatively mild weather.
When spring comes rolling in, our students are tempted to just kick back and relax. That’s the wrong move, since it often leads to an unproductive summer. Have you thought about what your student is doing this summer? It might seem OK for a weary student to take a low-stress part-time job and decompress over a hot summer vacation, but the summer is a key time to prepare for life after college. Summertime internships and employment are a great way to prepare for the first “real” job and a rewarding career.
To help your student get a plan, read on.
Vice President for Student Life
GETTING A PLAN
When a potential employer quickly scans a resume, your student’s major and grade point average are only a phrase or two on the paper. Experience is what counts. Employment experience and internships are excellent ways for a student to augment his or her classroom learning with real world experience, connect with would-be employers and, possibly, make some money. In this tough job market, an internship is not simply “nice.” It’s an essential part of your student’s plan for post-college success.
BACKPACK TO BRIEFCASE
We just concluded our annual Backpack to Briefcase week. It is an annual event organized by the Office of Campus Life and Student Foundation. This year’s programming feature three events.
Michael Morales – Senior, accounting major, has an internship with a local Farm Bureau Insurance agent. The business owner is showing Michael all aspects of running an insurance business as well as the basics of home and auto insurance, investment products, and life and health insurance.
CODY DAVIS: A STUDENT STORY
"Southwestern College trained me for the opportunities here, gave me invaluable on-stage and backstage experience, surrounded me with unfailing support often even greater than I had for myself, connected me with an incredible network (one you would never expect from a small school in Kansas!), and shaped my spiritual perspectives and how I relate to others."
Do you have questions? We’re sitting here ready to take your calls and answer your e-mails! Contact the student life office at 620-229-6391, or e-mail email@example.com.