Four University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students were chosen to participate in the summer internship program at Mondi Pine Bluff, LLC. The students are: Amera Allison, from Detroit, MI, a junior majoring in finance; and senior industrial technology management and applied engineering majors Shakema Dowdy, from Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Zachary Fluker, from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Daijia Marshall, from Marion. Students are paid a salary range of $13-$15 per hour.
Mondi sustainably manages forests and purchases wood from responsible sources to produce pulp. The pulp is then turned into containerboard, Kraft paper and uncoated fine paper. A consistent and focused long term strategy has positioned Mondi as a leading international packaging and paper group, with a strong platform for responsible growth.
Employers increasingly want to see work related experience in the college graduates they hire. According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a staggering 95% of employers surveyed said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions. These experiences should come from summer internship or Cooperative Education programs.
The primary role of the Office of Career Services is to make sure University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students are prepared to make a successful transition from college to the workplace. When students register with Career Services, the career coach assists the student with building a marketable resume and developing good work ethics. A marketable resume will demonstrate the top six soft skills employers seek, Grade Point Average (GPA), campus and leadership involvement, volunteer work, internships and Cooperative Education experiences.
Registering with Career Services is open to all students; however, they are encouraged to register as a freshman in order to take full advantage of the services offered. For more information, please come by Caldwell Hall, Suite 202.