Elmira College Named National Top Ten College for Internships

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ELMIRA, NY (01/19/2018) In their just-released short list of the top colleges for internships, U.S. News & World Report named Elmira College as one of the top ten colleges for internships.

Elmira College is one of only four National Liberal Arts Colleges to make the list and one of only six of the top ten to graduate 100 percent of seniors with internship experience. According to the article, "Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicates that college students with paid internships or co-ops are more likely to be employed upon graduation and generally receive higher entry-level salaries than their peers without such experience."

"The Internship Program at Elmira Colleges gives our students a chance to "test drive" a potential career, a chance to network, to acquire and enhance new skills, and to gain a real-world perspective on a future career," said Julie Fielding, director of Career Services. "Our network of regional and national businesses allows us to place our students in experiential learning opportunities that provide them with that real-world experience, and better prepare them for entrance into graduate schools and career fields."

The College was named a Best National Liberal Arts College in the 2018 BEST COLLEGES rankings released by U.S. News & World Report in September 2017, and also identified as a "Best" National Liberal Arts College by high school guidance counselors in the same report. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys guidance counselors from the top public high schools, as well as the largest private schools, on which National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges offer the best undergraduate education to their students. Elmira College was among the 215 National Liberal Arts Colleges making the list.

About Elmira College
Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farms where Mark Twain wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars. The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and a national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which has also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as 'picture postcard perfect.'