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Jeannie Seery, a human resources manager at McGregor Metalworking, said the internship day benefits both sides. Companies get an opportunity to attract their future workforce, while students learn more about the opportunities available locally.
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“We see the benefit of doing the internships and what it can do long-term for companies,” Seery said. “We have been able to retain some employees out of the interns and we see a lot of value helping these young students grow and progress.”
Students may look elsewhere for jobs after graduating from college, so Seery said students have a better chance of coming back home to work if they’re familiar with Clark County companies.
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Joshua Snee, a junior at Springfield High School, said he’ll be applying for internships this summer to get job experience before college. He said he’s interested in marketing but isn’t completely sure what other career options are available.
“I’m just trying to figure out where I want to fit in and what I want to do when it comes to careers,” Snee said.