The Career Path Internship (CPI) program is excited to announce that Jared Anderson is the Fall 2021 CPI Supervisor of the Semester. Anderson is the Job Location and Development Coordinator in the Idaho State University Career Center.
“The thing I really like about being a CPI supervisor is watching the students pick up new skills and abilities,” Anderson said. “My current CPI is becoming a better marketing person right before my eyes, which is really fun to watch.”
Anderson was nominated by ISU student and Career Center marketing intern, Ardie Fogelsong. Over the past two semesters, Fogelsong has helped the Career Center increase its marketing efforts and implement a marketing schedule for the Career Center’s social media accounts. She has also helped redesign promotional materials and even assisted in revamping the décor in the Career Center.
“Some of the things Ardie is producing now are like what I would expect from someone who has been in the marketing field for 10 years,” Anderson said. “The quality and the consistency of her posts have really impressed me.”
Anderson is originally from Provo, Utah, but has traveled far and wide in his professional endeavors. He spent seventeen years in the military as an interrogator and linguist. During his time in the military, he was able to teach interrogation techniques to his colleagues. This experience opened his eyes to the joys of teaching. After his time in the military, Anderson attended and graduated from law school, but realized that his passion resided in helping others grow and develop.
Anderson joined the ISU Career Center family in May 2019, and has been helping students learn and grow ever since. In his spare time, Anderson enjoys reading, studying languages, hiking and spending time with his family.
This semester, the CPI Office received over 40 nominations for the CPI Supervisor of the Semester award. In addition to the grand prize winner, the CPI Office selected five runners up: Elizabeth Bowers – Arts & Letters, Rebecca Hale – Biology, Shanna O’Connor – Pharmacy, Amy Salmore – Facilities Services, Kristin Stewart-Yates – Counseling & Testing.
“I am extremely proud of the excellent supervisors within the CPI program,” said Emily Jahsman, Associate Director of the ISU Career Center. “Our CPI interns are diamonds in the rough and with the help of outstanding mentors like Jared Anderson, our students leave their internships shining like the gems they truly are.”
Operating in its eleventh year, the CPI program provides approximately 1,000 paid internship opportunities annually to ISU students. CPI internships provide career-related experiences to help students confirm their academic pursuits, gain valuable work experience, and prepare them for life after graduation. For more information about the CPI program, visit the Career Center’s web page.