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Internships integrate classroom learning with on-the-job training, and provide employers with the opportunity to identify talented students, recruit more effectively, and spend less time on training. The Career Center assists students to identify and develop career goals, and to apply their academic achievements and learning to their professional goals.

Getting 'intense'

In one of the best health care facilities in the world, there was Lisa Easton '12. As a nursing student, she interned in the intensive care unit at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

"I chose the intensive care unit because it's a challenging environment that keeps you on your toes," Lisa said. "I like a constant challenge. The patient-to-nurse ratio in ICU is one or two patients per nurse, so we can give quality care with focused attention. I had the opportunity to observe many unique clinical situations."

Improving lives

Leticia Rivera is able to say she helped build a community. Through her internship at Rock Island's Community Caring Conference, Leticia spent the summer working to improve the Century Woods neighborhood.