Amanda Gardner

Assistant Director - Internship Programs

As the Assistant Director - Internship Programs at the van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development, my main initiative is to assist students in pursuing for-credit, academic internships locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

My main goal for students in pursuing an internship is to have an opportunity for career exploration outside of the classroom.  Testing out a career field prior to graduating through an internship is a win-win-win situation. 

- 100% of students who complete an internship say the internship was impactful in their career trajectory.

- 70% of employers look specifically for internship experience in a recent graduate!.

- 60-70% of interns receive a job offer from their internship employer. 

In 2006 I joined the Emory & Henry College staff as the Director of Career Services.  Prior to joining Emory & Henry College, I worked for two years as a Graduate Assistant at Radford University, and prior to that for five years at Virginia Tech as the Administrator of the Co-op/Internship Program.

Education:

Master of Science, Counselor Education

Radford University

Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies: 

Sociology and English

Radford University

  • Amanda Gardner
    Amanda Gardner
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Contact Info

12231 Collins Drive, Emory, VA 24327
276-944-6922

Location:

The van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development