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THE U NI TY OF I S R AK VE RON CITY GUID E A NEW SCHOOL YEAR, A NEW CITY, A NEW ADVENTURE — THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME. TURN THE PAGE AND GET STARTED.
The University Of Akron City Guide
A NEW SCHOOL YEAR, A NEW CITY, A NEW ADVENTURE — THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME. TURN THE PAGE AND GET STARTED.
•AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: summer pediatric research scholars
This program through Akron Children’s Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute offers opportunities to gain research experience with realworld implications under the guidance of a mentor. Find eligibility criteria and a link to applications at www.akronchildrens.org/cms/summer_pediatric_research_scholars_program/.
•CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL HOSPITAL: sports and physical therapy and Athletic training internship program
This program provides clinical experience for students pursuing sports and physical therapy related careers. Interested students should contact their faculty advisor for guidance with the program. More information is available at www.akrongeneral.org/portal/page/portal/AGMC_PAGEGROUP/med_ed_research/training_opp/TRAINING_OPP9\
•FIRST ENERGY: Co-op/intern program
This paid program offers on-the-job experience in the fields of engineering, information technology, computer science, accounting, business management and administration, finance and supply chain. Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/careers/student_opportunities/co-op_intern.html for all the criteria and ways to apply.
•GOODYEAR CORPORATE: various
Goodyear Corporate offers paid internship opportunities to build practical skill sets in the fields of communications, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, manufacturing, research and development, and supply chain. Find details and online applications at www.corporate.goodyear.com/en-US/careers/recruiting.html.
•HOLLAND, INC.: varied
This national trucking and delivery company offers a variety of summer internship opportunities in marketing, graphic design and other fields on an as-needed basis. Check www.us.jobs/e-USF-Holland-jobs.asp?zc=Akron%2C+OH to see what’s available.
•THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AKRON: Cross-Cultural internship program
This nonprofit agency at 207 E. Tallmadge Ave. welcomes the foreign born to Akron and helps them integrate into society. Year-round internships offer cross-cultural service opportunities that include teaching job skills to refugees, managing website content and helping with social media. Learn more at www.iiakron.org/intern/ or 330-376-5106.
•SUMMA HEALTH: paid pharmacy internship program
This is an opportunity for students pursuing Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist degrees to gain experience in dosage, admixture, and inventory areas, as well as special projects and patient-related activities, such as committee meetings and clinical rounds. Find more info at www.summahealth.org/medicaleducation/residency-programs/pharmacy/internship-program.
AKRON FUN FACTS
Get to know your city
•Akron – as one of the many places that lay claim to being the birthplace of the dish – plays home to the National Hamburger Festival, where those willing to abandon their decency can bob for hamburgers from a kiddie pool filled with ketchup.
•Akron Canal Park is breaking new ground in the "thing stuffed in another thing" culinary trend. The Nice 2 Meat You Burger consists of over a pound and a half of ground beef stuffed with a hot dog, bacon, cheese, and onions. Three Dog Night stuffs that hot dog inside a bratwurst, which is then stuffed inside a kielbasa.
•Akron has hosted the annual world Soap Box Derby championship every year since 1934. The cars, propelled by nothing but gravity, have been clocked at a blazing 35 miles per hour.
•A law on Akron's books makes it illegal for an individual to "dye or otherwise color any rabbit or baby poultry, including, but not limited to, chicks and ducklings." Something to keep in mind when you're figuring out what to do during your first Easter in town.
•Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys were not only born and raised in the city, but also attended the University of Akron together.
•Akron is known as a "City of Invention" thanks in part to acting as the epicenter of Polymer Valley – a name for the approximately 400 polymer-related companies that call the area home. The University of Akron serves a large role in this honor by hosting the Goodyear Polymer Center, the National Polymer Innovation Center, and the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.