Business interns partner with community organizations

Business interns partner with community organizations

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Eleven Lycoming College interns from Dr. Bonita Kolb's business practicum class used their laptops to assist the Salvation Army with its Résumé Outreach workshop on April 5. The community service event benefitted the organization's Project Break-Through, a mentoring program that helps struggling families reach goals such as continued education and career advancement.

Anne Landon, assistant director and internship coordinator of Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies and a certified professional résumé writer, led the workshop. The student interns worked individually with participants to prepare a professional resume.

In addition to the résumé workshop, the same Lycoming students volunteered at a "trash to treasure" charity auction held by the American Rescue Workers. The students acted as runners, showing the merchandise up for bid and then 'running' it to the successful bidder.

"It amazed me how someone's trash truly is someone else's treasure," said senior Brad Houseknecht. "Old glass milk pints sold for over $40, a box of Pez dispensers went to the highest bid of $10 and an old accordion sold for $275. The amount of money raised from this event absolutely blew my mind. It was heartwarming to see the compassion people have for one another."

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.