Charles Moncure Jr. '82 and Matthew Webster '12
Moncure: "J-term internships are a win-win situation."
Career success begins at Randolph-Macon College.
R-MC has a wide variety of programs, resources and services to help students prepare for life after college.
The Center for Personal and Career Development
offers The Randolph-Macon Edge,
a four-year plan that includes counseling sessions, workshops, and information about
career fairs, internships, networking,
and much more. Students can explore career options,
conduct a mock interview, learn how to write a résumé, and compile a portfolio that
can be used for job searches or
graduate school applications.
Internships offer the opportunity for real-world training. Students can choose from
a wide array of choices via the college’s Bassett
Internship Program, which is now in its 30th year. Student-interns can shadow
physicians, navigate the world of finance, or get hands-on training in the field
of law. And that’s just the beginning.
One of the most exciting internship opportunities pairs current students with alumni.
Working closely with students, R-MC alumni are dedicated and engaged and serve as
mentors, offer career advice and assist with the job placement and graduate school
Matthew Webster ’12 spent
January Term (J-term) 2012 interning at Dominion Partners, an investment
banking firm in Richmond, Virginia. Under the guidance of co-founder Charles
Moncure Jr. ’82, Webster, an economics/business
major and accounting minor, updated databases,
provided analysis and helped write business summaries for Dominion Partners and
“It was great working with an alumnus,” says Webster. “It made me feel at home and
it was nice to be able to talk about campus life, classes, and
sports with a fellow Yellow Jacket.”
Working with R-MC interns is a unique opportunity, says Moncure.
“We always enjoy hosting Randolph-Macon interns,” he says. “We find them to be,
like Matt, smart, energetic and highly capable. They can tackle important assignments
for us while we do our best to provide an interesting and dynamic work environment
for them. We have had several interns who chose to pursue a career in investment
banking afterwards, and we’ve been able to help open a few doors leading to employment.
J-term internships are a true win-win situation.”
The Bassett Internship, now in its 30th year, is dedicated to providing a real-world
backdrop for future academic learning, as well as preparation for life after graduation.