SUNY Cortland has announced the school has been awarded $281,700 towards their internship-based learning program. The money comes from the SUNY initiative aiming to boost funding for real-world, career-enhancing experiences.
The additional funding will create about 50 new stipends to financially support interns director of Career Services at SUNY Cortland, Nan Pasquarello said in a release. On top of the 50 additional stipends, the school will also create 12 new on-campus paid internships as well as implement two new technology platforms supporting internships.
The current SUNY Cortland Internship and Living Stipend offers students to have the ability to gain experience in a wide variety of industries. Cortland was one of the first SUNY Schools to introduce the program.
“We were not expecting this allocation, and we were pleasantly surprised to be given the opportunity to propose how to spend this money to support students who are engaged in applied learning and internships to design successful careers,” Pasquarello said.
The new tech platforms which are supported by the state funding are CareerShift and FOCUS 2, SUNY Cortland says. More details may be found on each platform below.
- CareerShift, which helps students organize internship and job searches, and helps find and store job listings from job boards and company job postings.
- FOCUS 2, a self-guided career, major and education planning system designed to give students the chance for self-assessment and guide them through the career planning process.