Hiram Connect requires that all students complete an experiential learning activity before they graduate. This activity can be a study-abroad course, research experience, or an internship. Internships are a great way to get hands-on professional experience in a potential career path before graduating. Faculty affiliated with the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature work closely with students interested in writing- and literature-related career paths to find internships that will give them professional experience in these fields. The Career Center also has an online job board with available positions.
Hiram College students have worked on-campus in writing-related positions, including in College Relations writing press releases and stories about events on campus; for the Hiram Poetry Review as editorial assistants; and as writing assistants for first-year writing courses.
Writing is a valuable skill in every industry. Students have found internships that involve reading and writing in a wide variety of companies and fields both close to Hiram College and near their hometowns. Hiram College students have recently completed internships at the following organizations:
- Akron Life magazine
- Lake Erie Ink
Resumes and Cover Letters
The Career Center and faculty affiliated with the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature assist students in designing and revising resumes and cover letters for appropriate positions. The Career Center regularly hosts resume workshops and will work one-on-one with students to fine-tune their application materials; it also hosts practice interview sessions so students can prepare for in-person interviews.
Hiram College offers funding that allows students to take unpaid or low-paying internships. Students apply for these funds through the Career Center. Click here for more information on internship funding.