Internationally recognized expert to give talk on internships

Contact: Jeanne Baron
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KALAMAZOO—One of the nation's most in-demand career and internship experts will make a public presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium on Western Michigan University's main campus.

During the presentation, Lauren Berger will provide a national perspective of the value of internships as well as offer ideas about how to find them. The event is open to the Kalamazoo community, including high school students, but will be geared toward college students.

Lauren Berger

Berger is CEO and founder of, an internship placement consultancy that works with more than 1,000 employers worldwide, connecting them with ambitious high school and college students. Her entrepreneurial spirit has attracted millions of job and internship seekers to her Web resources, and she has been internationally recognized for her work with young people.

Berger participated in 15 internships during her four years of college, earning the title Intern Queen. Ten Speed Press published her 2012 National Campus Best-Seller, "All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections and Gaining Job Experience."

Business Week Magazine named Berger No. 5 on its 2009 list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 Under 25, and last year, she was one of the subjects in a Best Buy advertising campaign focusing on future innovators.

She has been featured on TV programs such as "The Today Show" and "Fox & Friends" and publications such as The New York Times, Bloomberg and LA Weekly. She also is a regular contributor for AOL Jobs,, USA Today College and Huffington Post College.

Berger's visit supports WMU's commitment to every student completing an internship, study abroad trip, recital, design project or related experiential endeavor before graduation. It is being hosted by the University's Career and Student Employment Services and College of Fine Arts.

For more information, contact Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of Career and Student Employment Services, at or (269) 387-2745.