LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - During the week of May 17 – 21, eleven Lock Haven University students explored their careers through externships at various locations in Pennsylvania. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Externships are a career exploration experience designed to be several days to a week long. They allow students the opportunity to shadow professionals and do small projects, depending on the placement.
According to Anita Casper, LHU internship coordinator, “The experience opens the eyes of students to different careers and fields within a major. “
Prior to their externships, the students participated in an orientation and upon returning they will each give a presentation.
Coordinated through the Career Services office, the externship program is offered to all majors and geared toward sophomore and freshman students.
Externships are one several experiential education programs that Lock Haven University offers to students. Other programs include internships (including field experience and student teaching), independent research, community service, and the Partner-ED program in the business administration major.