Olivet College's Internship Program
Helping students achieve their potential
Sometimes the first step toward your career goals is the perfect internship, and Diane Kirkham can help you get there.
Land your dream job
It’s a fact: Students with two internships under their belt are more likely to land a job straight out of college. And the earlier you start (paging all freshmen!) the better your chances. Getting real world experience is sometimes all you need to help put yourself at the top of the list when applying for jobs.
That’s why Diane Kirkham works so hard to ensure each student who wants an internship, gets one. As internship coordinator for Olivet College, Diane works to connect students with the right position.
All it takes is a quick meeting with Diane for her to learn what your dreams are for the future, and she helps to make it happen. “I listen to what you’re saying, take that little nugget of information, and offer suggestions,” said Diane. “This is exciting for me, to assist our students in taking steps toward their ultimate career goal."
Diane’s methods are threefold:
1. She spends time educating students on the importance of internships by presenting to classes across campus and sharing her tips.
2. She takes time to network with potential employers, making it easier for her to make a phone call and secure an interview for any student.
3. Meeting individually with students helps her to learn about a student’s career goals, ensuring that the student is taking steps to be prepared for success in their chosen career.
“My goal is to be as creative as possible, working with students, setting up interesting experiences and opportunities. Job shadows, volunteer experiences and internships, paired with the excellent educational experience here at Olivet College help to prepare our students for success.”
Meet with Diane
If you’re interested in pursuing an internship, set up a meeting with Diane and chat with her about what you’d like to do in the future. She’ll work with you to find the perfect fit.
Diane’s office is located in Mott 209, so stop by any time, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you see Diane at one of your classes, don’t be afraid to say “Hi”! Your future self will thank you.
“The professors are great here. You can talk to them about anything, basically any time that you need to. They will help you with whatever questions you have and whatever problems you have."