A panel of Stillman College students discussed their summer internships and provided college and career guidance to attendees during Building Your Professional Brands, a workshop held September 12 on the College campus.
Tasha Washington, Director of Career Services, center, is pictured with panelists, from left to right, Derek Stallworth, who interned at Generations Primary Care in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Nicholas Jackson, who interned with the City of Birmingham; Nick Baldelli-Boggs, who interned at Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, New York; Joseph Pough, who interned at the University of South Alabama; Michael Cromartie, who interned with the University of Alabama Birmingham Minority Health Research Center; Jonathan McElwee, who interned at Prince, Glover and Hayes law firm in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Shaquitta Dent, who interned with the University of Alabama Birmingham Minority Health Research Center; Teika Thompson, who interned in Alabama A & M’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program; Lakevis Tabb, who interned at Mercedes-Benz in Vance, Ala.; Chris Ruffin, who interned at NBC 13 and with the City of Birmingham; Christopher Weeks, who interned at Bethel Baptist in Charlotte, N.C.; and Robert Crosby who interned at the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.
During the program, Washington and the interns shared tips for academic and professional success. “If you want to be selected for internships, it’s important that you attend classes, arrive on time and strive to achieve academic success by doing your best. Your professors are the people who have to write your recommendation letters, so it’s important that they have a positive impression of you,” Washington stated. “All of this is related to your brand. You want to be the quintessential professional, someone that others can depend on. This will help you to secure internships and employment and be prepared for whatever lies ahead.”
Founded in 1876, Stillman is a private, liberal arts institution, making a huge impact on the lives of the students it serves and the greater community. Stillman provides an intellectually elite, high-quality education for a diverse student body. The College enlists a dedicated faculty with 92 percent holding terminal degrees. Additionally, a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1 guarantees that students receive the very best in instruction and preparation. Leading the way in the acquisition and use of technology, Stillman offers 20th century tradition with 21st century instruction.