SPC Students Earn Nearly $475,000 in Spring Internships

Saint Peter’s College students who participated in the Cooperative Education program in the spring 2006 semester earned nearly $475,000 in wages collectively during the term.  One-hundred and thirty-five students representing a variety of majors worked at private, public and not-for-profit organizations in the New York City metropolitan area.
Students can participate in the Cooperative Education Program regardless of major and at any time during their academic careers.  For the fall and spring terms, students earned more than $1 million. They worked for employers such as Fidelity Investments, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Lehman Brothers, Sony Pictures,PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP,the United States Department of Treasury, NBC, the Boys and Girls Club of Jersey City, and the Jersey City Housing Authority, among others. Some students also receive academic credit for their internships.
“The experience our students gain sets them apart from their counterparts seeking to enter the workforce,” said Dr. Peter Gotlieb, associate dean for experiential learning and career services.  “We continue to see more companies interested in partnering with Saint Peter’s College and interest from our students in getting a head start on their careers.”
Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey.  Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.  The main campus is located in Jersey City.  The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy, NJ.