The Community & Industry Work Experience Program
The Community & Industry Work Experience Program is an exciting new
partnership between employers and Berry’s Student Work Program and provides
students with part-time advanced, values-based learning opportunities for up to
16 hours during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week in the summer and
For more information, contact the Director of Employer Development, Mark Kozera, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-378-2903.
Why do it?
meaningful “real world” experience
- Enhances skill sets, builds resume and portfolio
- Affords students with “firsthand” knowledge about organizations
- Expands networking contacts
- Helps with college expenses
- Current undergraduates with sophomore status or higher. Students Work up to 16 hours per week for both on-campus and off-campus work.
- All majors
Some of our partners include:
What do past student participants say about their experience?
"I began my time at International Paper
in the HR Dept. My primary responsibility was to facilitate the work
experience partnership between International Paper and Berry College. I
developed the process from beginning to end, including advertising the
positions, screening/interviewing candidates, facilitating new hire
orientation/training, and evaluating student performance throughout the
semester. It really gave me a hands-on approach to learning the
processes and procedures of an HR Department."
"I was able to work on special video and
slideshow presentations for several regional events within Georgia
Power. I gained an opportunity to develop a video using Windows movie
maker. I learned how Georgia Power approaches business by sitting in on
several regional meetings with regional managers and the VP of the
Northwest Region. The most value I really got out of it is the
"My responsibilities were to manage,
analyze, and present geospatial data on timber-bearing properties across
18 counties in the Southeast to provide the group decision-maker power
for procuring timber to International Paper's Lumber and Linerboard
Operations in Rome, GA. The opportunity to network to potential
employers and business partners to receive invaluable career advice."