• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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Fall 2018 Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair

The Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair is an annual general career fair open to all students and recent graduates from the College of St. Scholastica, UMD, and the University of Wisconsin Superior. UMD recently hosted the fair. I have been to the fair on two occasions and while I have been dismayed by the lack of opportunities for international students, am always appreciative of the connections I have made at the fair. This year, I noticed that only a handful of companies and organizations were open to recruiting international students for both internships and full time positions. Hopefully more orgs and companies participating in the future will be willing to extend such opportunities to international students as well!

One of the key takeaways from the fair is the importance of professional development. Professional experience goes a long way in preparing students for life post graduation. Internships, especially, offer great insights into potential careers and employers. They also are a good way to apply skills learned during the previous or current academic year, while being paid (hopefully!). Companies also benefit from having interns around. The perspectives they bring can go a long way in advancing the company’s goals and provide its employees the opportunity to mentor and lead interns.

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