1st year students have begun the process of looking for their second year internship placements. Last night GSSW hosted their annual Field Fair, an event that brings internship hosts and students together. The fair allows students to meet and ask questions about field placements, get a feel for supervisors, and make an initial impression on the supervisors.
The event can be a bit overwhelming as there are a few hundred people in the room but it is a GREAT way to mark people off of your list if you learn information that deters you but it’s, more importantly, a great way to solidify what you want to do and where you want to intern next year.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be making initial contacts (again) and scheduling interviews with internship hosts. Ideally, we’ll have and know our placements by the end of this quarter. Although it will be a stressful few weeks, the pay off will be worth it!