Internships put the liberal arts to work

NSA News · Jun 24 2015 · 3 min read

NSA News

Jun 24, 2015

Education for Life

Broad liberal arts learning + practical experience

At New Saint Andrews College, our students are earning a reputation for excellence that attracts a wide variety of employers. This means that even before graduation, students at NSA are stepping outside the classroom and pursuing their career interests through internship positions with numerous local businesses. 

These internships have allowed our students to gain practical, real-world experience as they work closely with professionals in a number of fields including:

• Novel writing
• Publishing
• Engineering
• Sales & marketing
• Software development
• Economic modeling
• Acting
• Filmmaking
• and more. 

While a junior at NSA, Maddie Williams, took on an internship at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in the software department, working alongside project managers and engineers. “The liberal arts have helped me with organizational and leadership skills, “ she says, “I also write up a lot of reports and presentations, so it was good for my communication skills as well.” She says that her internship has helped her to further realize where her gifts are and has made her even more certain of her career aspirations to work as an event and project planner.

Caleb Warner (pictured), as an NSA sophomore, accepted an internship offered by Gorilla Poet Productions, a local filmmaking enterprise. The liberal arts, Warner says, “equipped me with an open mind…set me free to enjoy any work…and remind me to be grateful for everything God puts in front of me.” And God has certainly put some unexpected work in front Caleb through his internship. His work with Gorilla Poet Productions quickly evolved from simple clerical tasks to bigger opportunities. “Earlier in the internship, I made schedules and collected information for [actor and filmmaker] Kirk Cameron,” he says. From there, Caleb, on account of his writing skills, was given the job of editing their film script, and eventually took on a starring role in front of the cameras for the upcoming feature-length film, Kill the Dragon, Get the Girl.

We expect the internship opportunities to continue to grow. In fact, we encourage students to seek new internship possibilities in whatever career interests them. Who knows what other unexpected career opportunities an internship might bring to our students? NSA’s broad, rigorous education and robust Christian discipleship, combined with opportunities for hands-on experience, provide our graduates with the mental, spiritual, and practical tools necessary to excel in nearly any vocation to which God calls them. When we say that an NSA liberal arts education prepares students for all of life, we mean it.

To find out more about internship opportunities at NSA, contact the College at 2o8-882-1566.

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