Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program Welcomes a New Class

By Jesse Ohrenberger, Career Assistant, GECD: Career Service

FASIP LogoThe Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP) welcomed the new class of 80 students with an orientation webinar on Wednesday, January 26th. This new class will benefit from several improvements to the program structure, which were implemented after a thorough assessment of freshmen’s needs and feedback from past F/ASIP students and other relevant partners on campus. Some changes include adding a greater emphasis on self assessment and career exploration and planning, as we have seen a need to thoroughly address these topics with freshmen as they decide majors and explore career paths. This year, F/ASIP began accepting applications in October and received 116 in total for the spring 2011 class.

A snapshot of the new F/ASIP class:

  • F/ASIP entering class hail from 28 different states and 7 different countries.
  • 80% of the students speak at least one other language in addition to English.
  • Students have a wide range of interests. The most common professional interests include: computer sciences (38% of students), consulting (33% of students), finance/banking (28% of students), and start-ups (24% of students).

The F/ASIP staff looks forward to another successful year!

Comments

Wow! how this program has grown over the years! I was there at its inception at the Program Administrator. Still in town working and teaching at Roxbury Community College, and took a lot of what we created and use it in various aspects of teaching and andministraion. Such an amazing program. Continued success guys. Will have to come visit you...in China (big grin).

Loooking forward,
-Marshall

Marshall Hughes Director.
Visual, Performing, and Media Arts
Roxbury Community College