Co-op/Internship Program to Host "The Perfect Hire"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (October 30, 2013) – On Friday, November 15, Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business will host a Co-op/Internship Information Session for local employers. The event — The Perfect Hire — will be held on campus in the Hall of Fame Room in the Hagan Arena from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

"We would like for area businesses to learn how partnering with the Haub School of Business can help them better manage their organization's hiring needs," says Co-op Director Todd Krug, Ph.D. "There will also be an opportunity to hear directly from current employers and from the students who participate."

Cooperative education and internships unite the classroom and the workplace, allowing students to engage in real-world applications of their academic pursuits. Through these experiences (paid/unpaid/credit-bearing), students often report discovering and/or pursuing their professional passions.

According to Krug, there are several benefits to employers who hire Haub School students for co-ops and internships: 

1) Employers can rely on students to contribute to real workplace tasks.

2) Co-op and internship hires are fiscally sound.

3) Employers often use co-op and internship hires as a way to identify future talent for their organizations.

Currently, regional, national and international companies employ Haub School students through co-ops or internships, some of which include: AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Chesterbrook, Pa.; Bank of New York Mellon, King of Prussia, Pa.; Cigna, Philadelphia; Comcast, Philadelphia; DuPont, Wilmington, Del.; Johnson & Johnson, Pa. and N.J.; Morgan Stanley, Baltimore; NBC Universal/Sprout, Philadelphia; Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; and SAP, Newtown Square, Pa.

Media Contact

Todd Krug, Ph.D., Cooperative Education | Haub School of Business, 610-660-1103, krug@sju.edu


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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