Lever's Berkshire Interns Program Workshops

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —Lever's Berkshire Interns program will offer a series of virtual resume and cover letter workshops for college students in February and March.
 
These free workshops are open to any current college student seeking advice and information on internships and career readiness. 
 
Workshops will take place via Zoom on the following days and times:
  • Feb. 2, noon
  • March 3, 1 p.m.
  • March 28, 7 p.m.
 
Lever Workforce Programs Manager Jade Schnauber will give a brief overview of Lever's Berkshire Interns program, which places college students in paid internships at leading Berkshire Businesses along with resources and support through the duration of the internship. Jade will also offer tips and best practices for resumes and cover letters; students who attend can bring a sample resume and cover letter for review, and can ask questions about the job/internship application process. 
 
"We want to provide a resource for students that works in tandem with college career readiness programs," they said. "Lever's Berkshire Interns program has placed 105 students in internships in Western Massachusetts—because we're so familiar with internships in the area, we can offer students additional information and context, helping them feel confident about applying to internships and even recommending positions that might be a good fit." 
 

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