Student Internship Spotlight
Joe Ruskey ’15
Joe has completed multiple internships in marketing, public affairs and promotions.
McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office
- McLean County Museum of History
As an intern at the museum, Joe noticed college students were not regular patrons.
Using social media and traditional media outlets, he planned and executed a special
event, “A Date With the Museum,” to introduce local college students to the museum.
Nearly 60 students attended and explored the galleries, prompting museum officials
to hail the event as a success.
“We are very proud of Joe for pulling off this event,” said Beth Whisman, the museum's
director of development. “He learned some important lessons, gained hands-on experience
and added a unique event to his resume.”
Procedures for obtaining academic credit for internships.
Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you
curious about where IWU students intern?
The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years
and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun
exploring internship options!
Recent internships held by IWU English majors.
The Hart Career Center assists students with attaining their future career goals - supporting students while
they are in school and after they graduate! Some of the Career Center services include:
- Career guidance and exploration
- Internship planning and search support
- Resume development and practice interviews
- Graduate and professional school preparation
- Job search and recruiting assistance
The Hart Career Center coordinates the centralized campus internship program and maintains Handshake, an updated online database of internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Visit
the Hart Career Center early and often to keep your career plans on a successful path.