After applying nine times for the competitive position of librarian for the University of Virginia’s “Semester at Sea” program, SLIS alum Melanie Chu seized the opportunity when offered the job for Summer Semester 2012, sailing around the Mediterranean Sea.
What began as an internship at Elsevier, an international publisher of science and health information, turned into a career pursuit for SLIS student Jessica Meindertsma, who works for Elsevier as a Journal Manager in their San Diego, California offices.
SLIS Alum Christy Aguirre, Branch Supervisor at the Southgate Branch of the Sacramento Public Library in California, considers literacy a family affair. “If we reach the family, we’ve truly reached the individual. For those who don’t have family, the library is a second home,” she said.
Student Nichole Lemcke spent her last semester at SJSU SLIS as a veterinary records management intern at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, where she collected and maintained records for nearly 2,000 animals.
During the Spring 2012 semester, student Lan Miao completed a virtual internship as an embedded librarian through the SJSU King Library.