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YSU Job Fair Offers Many Leads to Internships

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The employers, including nonprofits, at the Youngstown State University Job Fair Tuesday were recruiting interns as well as graduating seniors to fill entry-level positions.

Almost all of he internships, open to graduate students as well as undergraduates, are paid positions that last anywhere from eight weeks to a year. Some run this summer, such as the six the AAA is offering, three in Independence and three in Pittsburgh, said Don Leone, insurance sales manager for the East Central Ohio District of the AAA.

All company representatives said a 3.0 GPA is the minimum required to be considered for an internship.

Applewood Centers Inc. is offering those pursuing a master’s degree in social work year-long internships, said Beth Innenberg, a human resources recruiter. The internships are at sites on  the east and west sides of Cleveland and in Lorain.

The graduate intern takes classes and works as a school-based counselor, as a home counselor (in single-parent and two-parent households) and with outpatients. They work with autistic children and those with drug problems, she said.

Because Youngstown State has an agreement with Lorain County Community College, YSU graduate students would likely work with Applewood in Cuyahoga or Lorain counties and take classes at the Lorain County college, Innenberg suggested.

Applewood provides services to more than 100 schools in the two counties.

Marsh Bellofram Corp., a manufacturer based in Newell, W.Va., is looking for summer interns majoring in mechanical and chemical engineering as well as business administration, said its human resources manager, Sharon L. Coleman. The engineering internships often result in job offers when the student graduates, she noted.

Marsh Bellofram has a workforce of 450 and is also looking to hire graduating seniors majoring in mechanical and chemical engineering.

The U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio has openings in its pretrial services and probation officer internship program, Sandy Opacich, human resources director said. Most internships, open to juniors and seniors, last 24 weeks but can be extended.

Maria Agosto, an intern herself after graduating from college, was recruiting for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District that serves 66 communities in Cuyahoga County. The sewer district, which has a workforce of 600, is looking for interns with majors in finance, microbiology, chemistry, engineering and pre-law.

The internships last up to a year and pay anywhere from $9 to $17 an hour, Agosto said. After an intern works for the sewer district nine months, “They get health insurance as well,” she said.

College graduates as well as undergraduates can fill the internships.

Pictured: Stephen Zaborsky is a YSU student in mechanical engineering  He visited employers at Tuesday’s job fair, the largest in the university’s history.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.