As internships become increasingly popular at schools across the country, Fairfield University is bringing in a nationally known expert on the subject to give students tips on the kind of problems to avoid when on the job.

The talk by Dr. Gerald Savage, Professor of English ‘ Internship Director at Illinois State University, is part of a two-day campus event entitled, “Learning and Integrity: Looking Towards the Future in College Student Internships.”

His speech is entitled, “Overwhelmingly Positive, but…’: The ‘buts’ to Avoid for Interns, Program Directors, and Supervisors.” It will be held on Thursday, September 22nd from 4-5 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

This presentation is free and open to the entire campus community.

In addition to the presentation, faculty roundtable discussions and student workshops will take place during Dr. Savage’s visit to Fairfield University.

This event is sponsored by The Humanities Institute, Center for Academic Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Departments of English, Communication, Sociology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Biology.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Sapp, Department of English, DMH 123,

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