Ep 36: Internships and Experiential Learning with Dr. Kathryn Winsted

It’s time for another enlightening episode of the YesCollege podcast! On this episode, Scott is joined by Dr. Kathryn Winsted, associate professor of marketing and director of the center for student enterprise at Pace University. The topic of discussion is internships… including why they’re important, how to get them, and more. Student-run businesses are also discussed at length, with advice for any aspiring student entrepreneurs out there.

Dr. Winsted has over 20 years of teaching experience, and has worked as a marketing consultant, public administrator, and entrepreneur before entering academia. Dr. Winsted received her BA from Middlebury, MPA from Harvard, and PhD from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why getting internships and having real world work experience before college graduation is so crucial for students.
  • Dr. Winsted’s advice on how to get hired when applying to internships.
  • What the keys are to having a successful and fulfilling internship experience in college.
  • Advice for students wanting to start their own businesses in college.
  • Plus so much more great insight!

Featured on the Show:

  • Connect with Dr. Kathryn Winsted: LinkedIn | Twitter
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  • Pace University at a Glance

    Pace University is a private institution that was founded in 1906 by brothers Homer St. Clair Pace and Charles A. Pace. It has campuses in Manhattan, New York City, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York, (Pleasantville and White Plains).

    • University Established: 1906
    • University Student Population: ~12,800
    • Location: New York City and Westchester
    • Mascot: Setter

    The Center for Student Enterprise – Pace University

    “The Center for Student Enterprise (CSE) initiates and coordinates student-run businesses on the Pace Pleasantville campus. Business majors interested in starting or managing an entrepreneurial endeavor can meet with like-minded peers and great professors in the Lubin School of Business and work to have their ideas come to fruition.”

    Business students are provided with opportunities to gain crucial managerial experience while attending school and managing student-operated businesses through the Center for Student Enterprise. All Lubin School of Business majors are eligible to apply for management positions, and some positions are open to all majors (even those outside the business school).

    Each week, the Director of the Center for Student Enterprise (our guest, Dr. Kathryn Winsted) meets with senior managers of each business. In addition to this, students benefit from an accounting professor who advises each CFO answering financial questions when needed and reviewing all accounting records.

    When it comes to hands-on experiential learning, CSE is one of the best out there!

    Student Organization of the Week: 1st Generation Club at UNLV

    Each and every week we select a student organization to recognize from nominations we receive from our listeners. Our philosophy is that higher education is nothing without students. So we want to award those organizations that are doing great work and are run by, or heavily attended by college students. As a reminder, if you have any student organizations you think we should feature, don’t hesitate to let us know!

    This episode, we’re so happy to recognize the 1st Generation Club at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (or UNLV).

    A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree. ​

    The purpose of the first generation club is to develop and establish additional support for first generation students, who have no or very little family collegiate history and are entering into college with limited knowledge about traditions and patterns of college life and academia. ​

    They accomplish this through their membership, holding events, and providing first generation students with resources for tutoring, health and wellness, information on scholarships, and so much more.

    First generation students are so important to colleges, and they often face greater challenges than those who have parents who have been through the college experience before. So a club like this at UNLV is just so crucial. To learn more about them you can click here to connect with them on Facebook.

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