Opportunity knocks

Wright State students network to get their foot in the door of area businesses

Over 120 Wright State University students participated in the fifth annual College of Liberal Arts Internship Partners Expo in the Millett Hall Atrium on March 26.

“It’s a good way to get your foot in the door,” said Craig Wolfe, a senior psychology major who attended the expo. “You never know who you might run into here that can assist you in your future or career.”

The event was attended by 30 employers representing nonprofits, social services, media organizations, the arts and local governments looking for Wright State students to fill important roles in their organizations.

“Students can talk to the internship providers in an informal environment,” said Wayne Stark, director of workforce development for the College of Liberal Arts.

Area police departments from Dayton, Xenia and Huber Heights were also among the employers participating in the expo.

“We love coming to Wright State and interacting with the students here,” said Tony Murphy, a recruitment administrator with the Dayton Police Department. “A lot of our applicants that apply for the police division, fire division or any other City of Dayton division, a lot of them come from Wright State.”

Stark said internship providers love Wright State students because they are hard-working, attentive and hungry.

“Opportunities always happen, and every time I talk to these employers, they talk about students they’ve hired on for interns but also with full-time jobs later on,” said Stark.

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