Sundial Special 2: The fluctuating value of internships


How important are internships to the college education experience?

Daniel Shin

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Today, in part 2 of a special 5 part series of podcasts looking at the current relationship between education and the economy, contributors Michael Barajas, Janelle Rodriguez and Trevor Talan talk to members of the CSUN and local communities about the importance of student internships as well as the perceived value of a college degree in the current economic climate.

Podcast Highlights:

  • CSUN Journalism Assistant Professor Stephanie Bluestein speaks about the challenges her students face when competing for internships and the importance of learning on-the-job skills at an early stage.
  • CSUN alumnus Alex Corey discusses the difficulties students have with working unpaid internships while attending college full-time and how the CSUN Latino Journalist Club spear-headed a fundraising drive this year to create two paid summer internships with local organizations.
  • Audio Engineer Jules Leon, a graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, discusses his experience with a technical, trade-school education and why he chose this route.