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JUNE 2017

Partners needed for new Master of Arts in Applied Liberal Studies

By John Brhel

Binghamton University is seeking employers to host graduate students in full-time internships as a part of a new master's degree program. The Master of Arts in Applied Liberal Studies (MAALS) is a first-of-its-kind program, and will start in the fall. This would be a great opportunity to make an impact on a current student.

Employers would have access to students who have model communication, leadership and analytic skills. These individuals are eager to gain new professional skills and have a wide range of experiences, knowledge and skills to contribute. Host employers can benefit from the fresh perspectives brought by interns who are driven and who can contribute meaningfully to short- or long-term projects. MAALS interns will be available for 30-40 hours a week and can be paid or unpaid.

“Students in the MAALS program are prepared to meet the needs of the working world and understand the diversity of employer culture," said Bill McCarthy, talent acquisition associate in the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, who is charged with helping MAALS students connect with internship opportunities. 

"Employers are invited to be part of a premier internship program to enhance their organization's productivity and brand through the connection with the MAALS program,” he said.

The program focuses heavily on career preparedness and includes two mandatory internships in the summer and fall.

“We aim to engage high-quality internship placements, where students will have solid learning opportunities while making a tangible impact in their host organizations,” said McCarthy.

See more information on the MAALS program. If you're interested in providing internship opportunities, contact McCarthy at or 607-777-2329.

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