Old Dominion University established a new office focused on helping students secure internships. The university created the Monarch Internship and Co-Op Office (MICO) this summer and hired Barbara Blake Gonzalez as executive director. The new office was created to help the university meet on of its strategic goals of having 100% of students participate in a work-based learning opportunity before graduating. Blake said the goal applies to all students, including those seeing undergraduate or graduate degrees, as well as certificates.

The university aims to reach this goal by 2027.

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