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Intern at deskAccording to Stevenson's Career Connection, "Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers [interns] to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role."

"Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. Micro-internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with companies in need of support."

Interested interns can look at different careers and put to work their abilities and skills, while still building a professional portfolio and network. Many of these micro-internships are also paid. Interns spend their time working on projects for their employer, and can develop relationships with mentors and other employers.

Here's a possible example of a marketing micro-internship: The intern... "will draft a 1,200-1,400 word article that is consistent with existing content your team has published. The content will include at least two outside sources to backup claims. Just provide the topic and any requests or preferences (e.g., which outside sources to cite, formal versus informal style, examples you like, etc.) and the [intern] will handle the rest. When it’s done, you can use the article for blogging, downloadable content, social posts, and more."

Micro-internships also afford a chance for the intern to see if his or her chosen career path is the right one before making a full-time commitment. When employers look on resumes for job experience, a micro-internship may be just the thing. It's easy to get started on your search -- it takes only five minutes --  by clicking here.

Keep Stevenson Safe badgeWe hope the time will come soon when we can all be together again. How will this happen? It's simple--wash your hands, wear your face coverings, practice  physical distance--protect yourself while protecting others. 

Stevenson will ask all members of the community to agree to the Stevenson Social Compact as a way of publicly showing that faculty, staff, and students  support and stand behind the basic, well-known practical social health measures that help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

We can do this!

Anniversary Teams logoThe Stevenson University athletic department has named two Business Communication alums to its 25th Anniversary baseball team. In order to be eligible for the 25th Anniversary teams, former student-athletes must have exhausted their eligibility prior to 2018-19, have graduated from Villa Julie/Stevenson, and left their program and the institution in good standing. A maximum of 25 former student-athletes will be honored in each sport. Teams were selected with input from the head coach of each program, along with former coaches and players and a committee of Stevenson athletics staff, according to

Included from Business Communication as baseball team honorees are Billy Small, '18, and Andy Welling, '03. Congratulations to all those named to the team as well!

Travis Douglas at Commencement 2014Stevenson University's Communication Department is mourning the loss of Business Communication grad Travis Douglas, class of 2014. Travis' life was cut short on May 24 in a Vineland, N.J., shooting. While a student at Stevenson, Travis was noted for his energy, leadership and enthusiasm for sports. He served as a captain of the football and track & field teams, and was credited as one of the founders of M.I.L.E., the Male Initiative of Leadership and Excellence. He was also a member of Phi Beta Lambda, the Black Student Union, Relay for Life, and the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals. A staff writer for The Villager, Stevenson's student news site, Travis's love for Mustang athletics influenced his writing. He was employed by Sigman & Summerfield Associates, Inc., a professional IT staffing company. The Randallstown native is survived by his parents, a sister, and a brother. The Communication Department mourns his passing.
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