Valentino ’10 on Liberal Arts Colleges and Internships

David PesciJuly 27, 20101min
Unintended consequences of new Department of Labor requirements hurt liberal arts students

In USA Today, Lauren Valentino ’10 discusses the senior thesis paper she wrote on the unintended consequences created by the Federal Department of Labor’s new requirements for college internships. Valentino mentions how liberal arts colleges and universities are by nature different in their approach to internships, and how the new DOL rules can actually penalize students simply because they attend these schools. Valentino also wrote an OpEd for The Hartford Courant recently on the same subject.