A new office dedicated to all things related to internships has opened in the Webb Center at Old Dominion University.

The office is also responsible for developing, maintaining and coordinating placement for internship and co-op partnerships with employers, she said. 

We are here to support existing good work, and then, we're here to create new programming where it is needed and required.

After extensive data mining last year, the University's 2023-2028 strategic plan, Forward-Focused: Where Innovation Meets Possibilities, was established to include internship and work-based learning opportunities, she said. ODU established a goal of having 100% of students participate in work-based learning before graduation by 2027.

Brian Payne, vice provost for academic affairs, said in a news release that ODU President Brian O. Hemphill saw the need to do things differently in order to better prepare students and serve the community. 

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