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Experiential learning opportunities such as internships are a critical part of a Minnesota State education. They enhance a student's academic experience, provide hands-on training, and help employers grow their talent pipeline. Below are two stories that show the value of an internship for both students and employers.  Enjoy!

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Internship set Vermilion Community College graduate on path to career as a Surveyor
Chris Foley spent a summer interning at Bear Island Surveying in Ely when he was a student at Vermilion Community College. That internship led to another on a surveying crew for the city of Bloomington while he was attending St. Cloud State University. Armed with those internships, Foley is now building a career in the field.
Learning outside the classroom was invaluable for St. Cloud State University graduate
Throughout her time at St. Cloud State University, Anna Furth was involved in the community, working part-time as an on-scene advocate at Anna Marie’s Alliance, completing a full-time summer internship with Stearns County Probations, and most recently with the Metro Citizens Police Academy.