Hear It Firsthand!

Want to learn about successful SJSU internship experiences from the employer view? Here are some wise words from employers who have had successful relationships with their SJSU student interns! 


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"Obtaining an internship or a few internships during college is a must. Internships allow students to explore if this is the right career path they want to pursue. In addition, they help students gain real life experience in the work field and make students more marketable when seeking full-time employment.”

Sandra Robles
University Recruiting Programs Manager

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"In an internship, interns should work hard, ask questions, take excellent notes and take on organizational opportunities and process documentation regardless if you are asked or not. We in our everyday jobs often don't take time to step back and ensure what we are doing is standard, precise and innovative.”

Angie Smith
Cisco Systems

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"Once a student has obtained an internship I would advise them to learn as much as possible. It would also be a huge benefit to the student to be in an internship position with a company that is offering full time positions upon completion of the internship.”

Teresa Poese
First Investors

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“Internship experiences are essential; they round out a classroom education with substantive, real-world experience. At the City of San José student interns not only gain this type of experience, but also have the satisfaction of knowing that their work made a difference in the local community. There’s a place for students of all education backgrounds at the City, from finance to digital media arts to political science, and we host approximately 150 students annually—with nearly 2/3 coming from SJSU!”

Kelly Spivey
Workforce Diversity Planning
City of San José

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“An internship is a valuable experience in many ways -- for skill development, understanding organizational culture, social networking, exploring career options, even as community service in the nonprofit sector.” 

Michael Fallon, Associate Director
Center for Community Learning & Leadership
San José State University

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“Internships give you the opportunity to evaluate what matters most to you; look for what you are passionate about. Explore and study what you are interested in and think about what you want to accomplish five to ten years.” 

Jeff Bornefeld, Executive Director
California Community Partners for Youth

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