Local Clarkson University Students Complete Internships

POTSDAM, NY – The following Clarkson University students completed internships last summer:

Adam Quimby of Cato, a junior majoring in environmental science and policy, interned at NE Controls in Cato.

Marc Nellis of Pulaski, a senior majoring in civil engineering, interned at NYSDOT in Watertown.

Thomas Haynes of Constantia, a junior majoring in civil engineering, interned at Barrett Paving Materials in Watertown.

Nathan Donhauser of Fulton, a senior majoring in civil engineering, interned at NYSDOT in Syracuse.

Benjamin Davis of Fulton, a junior majoring in civil engineering and mathematics, interned at National Grid in Syracuse.

Jacob Chartrand of Oswego, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, interned at Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation in Massena.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson University #1 for having the highest rate of graduating seniors with internship experience.

Clarkson topped other “national universities,” a U.S. News ranking of large research institutions, for the percentage of the class of 2011 with internship experience, at 86 percent.

That’s more than double the average rate for graduating seniors with internship experience at other national universities (30.4 percent), and at the 331 ranked colleges and universities that reported internship data to U.S. News in 2012 (37 percent).

“Many schools hail internships as a great way for students to supplement their academic and theoretical classroom study with practical experience. At Clarkson University in upstate New York, for example, real-world experience is at the heart of the school’s educational programs, and at three of the schools within the university, completing a ‘professional experience’ is a prerequisite for graduation,” according to an article published in U.S. News.