A new website to help Saddleback College students find internships will be created in January, thanks to a generous $7,500 donation from San Diego Gas & Electric. The new site will be free to students.
According to the project proposal to SDG&E, in partnership with Irvine Valley College, Saddleback will develop an online internship system that will be accessible to hundreds of employers and more than 40,000 students each semester. The current internship system at Saddleback is successfully utilized by 250 students each semester and this new system is expected to more than double that number.
The free online system will enable employers to quickly fill internship openings, which allow students to obtain valuable work experience in their chosen career fields. The process also allows students who have not chosen a career path to test drive a career.