Maegan Crews Fallen serves as internship director at Randolph College. She recently took over the Randolph Instagram account to share some of the services provided by the Career Development Center as well as the top reasons why students should pursue internships. Here is what she had to say:
Tell us about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?
Hi! My name is Maegan Crews Fallen and I’m the director of internships at Randolph College. I’ve worked here for three years. My office is in the Career Development Center (CDC) in Thoresen Hall, where we provide A LOT of great resources to Randolph students AND alumni. That’s right—we’re here to help even after you graduate!
What do you like most about your work?
I am passionate about making students’ college careers whole though experiences that happen outside the classroom. While you can learn all sorts of neat things from the amazing professors we have here, it’s also important to be versed in the career and professional world so you can succeed when you leave Randolph! Fun fact, I landed my first job after college because of an internship I had taken the summer before.
What services does the CDC provide for students (and alums)?
Who else works in the CDC with you?
The awesome colleagues who make up the rest of the Career Development Center are Christine Harriger, director of career services, and Katherine Santos, administrative assistant.
Why is it important for students to do internships?
Here are four reasons why you should do an internship:
What are some of the sponsored, high profile internships Randolph offers?
One of the coolest things about internships at Randolph is all of the sponsored ones we host each summer. Each summer, students can apply for internships in different departments at the National Gallery, London, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, OR the Preservation Institute of Nantucket—all paid for from stipends!
What kinds of grants are available to help with travel and lodging expenses for internships?
Randolph has the Jolley Mini Grant, which allows students to apply for up to $4,000 to fund a summer internship experience in a city they don’t live in. Students take advantage of this grant to do internships all over the world! Come by my office and ask me how you can apply!
Tell us more about career immersion and networking opportunities?
We take students on career immersion trips to show them what careers and opportunities are available and to meet and network with alumnae and alumni. This spring, we are taking students to Washington, D.C., to meet with two alums where they work (one is an international broadcaster, and the other works in the U.S. Senate!) and meet with lots of other awesome alumni that are doing big things. News flash—this is your chance to NETWORK and score a job or internship!
And again, don’t forget to sign up for RandolphConnect if you haven’t already! It’s really easy, and it will connect you with thousands of alums in various fields living all over the world.
What do you like about working at Randolph?
I love that our campus is so walkable—you can pop over to Magnolia’s for lunch or Golf Park Coffee for a study break.
How can students and alums contact the CDC?