At Whittier College we understand the value of forging a strong and lasting partnerships with engaged community and local organizations. We serve as co-educators and help guide students as they enter internship experiences. Through internships, students connect their classroom instruction to real world applications. Participating STEM students receive assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and workplace etiquette before they begin working with an employer.
In coordination with the Center for Career and Professional Development, the STEM Internships and Advising Coordinator provides individualized advising to students majoring in STEM fields with emphasis on career identification, experiential learning, and professional networking, the graduate and professional school application process, and diversity outreach. We strive in creating strong, vibrant internship and research opportunities.
Internships can be extremely beneficial during your matriculation at Whittier College. It is important to consider an internship as early as possible to begin strategically planning for future career objectives. You can have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a field of interest and be able to apply your academic learning into real-world situations.
ASAP understands the importance of serving students and faculty in STEM research. One significant goal of the grant is to promote and develop undergraduate student research by assisting students in choosing advantageous external opportunities as well as developing highly competitive applications. As highlighted in the proposal, it is important for Whittier students to experience, discover, and disseminate research in order to become successful in future STEM careers. Specifically, we will support students in acquiring the following opportunities:
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
- Research Mentored by Whittier Faculty
- Research with Local Firms, Companies, and Organizations