WOOSTER, Ohio – Princeton Review ranks The College of Wooster number nine in the nation on its list of “Best Schools for Internships,” based on student ratings of the accessibility of internship placement.
APEX, the college’s integrated center for advising, planning and experiential learning, has the resources and skilled advisers to connect students with both paid and unpaid internship opportunities around the world, and APEX Fellowships can provide up to $3,300 in financial support to students whose career exploration involves an unpaid internship.
This summer, chemistry majors Rose Taylor and Chris Good landed highly-competitive paid internships at Dow AgroSciences, where they found themselves working alongside Dow veteran and Wooster alumnus Jeff Gilbert. Micheas Yiman worked for another alum’s start-up company, Outdoor Access, in Richmond, Va. Emma Cotter and Halen Gifford designed and conducted a research project for a consortium of local groups, including the Wayne Economic Development Council, through Wooster’s Applied Methods Research Experience program. Scores of other Wooster students, with majors as varied as English, art, computer science, and philosophy, interned everywhere from a wildlife preserve in Florida to an ad agency in Vietnam.
The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.