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The NPI Fellows are students who participate in an internship with our NPI community partners. There are a total of five internships that are offered each quarter. These are the testimonies of students who have interned.
Trevor Romele, '15 (CET NPI Fellow/Intern)
Give a brief summary of your responsibilities/tasks in the internship.
During my time at Center for Employment Training (CET) I had many different responsibilities. On a day-to-day basis, I would help students with resumes, cover letters, apply for jobs, create/manage social media posts, and create newsletters.
How/in what way do you think you made positive contributions to the department/organization?
Since CET is a non-profit, it was understaffed. Throughout my time at CET, I helped out all departments, whether it be making an iMovie for a Business Office Technology Class, or directly meeting with an employer and finding students job opportunities with various skillsets.
How/in what ways did this experience enhance or connect to what you are learning in your LSB courses?
In my Leavey School of Business classes, the majority of information I am taught is theory. It is very difficult to teach practical knowledge in the classroom, so during my time at CET, I was able to relate the theory I was learning in the classroom to my job at CET. It was also interesting to take some of the techniques in classes such as marketing and apply them to pieces of work I created and see if they were successful.
What was the most beneficial aspect of this experience for you?
The most beneficial component of this job was the ability to see firsthand different aspects of a non-profit and the way it is ran. I also enjoyed that I felt like I was able to make a difference in the community. Whether it be the job fair I put together, which resulted in 20 plus students getting jobs, or closely working with a student for multiple days in a row, then finally finding them a career. When you work at CET, you will find that the work you do has a direct impact on the community.