Category Archives: Practicum Students

Information for students who are currently enrolled in a course requiring practicum experience

Ohio Labor Laws, Volunteers, Unpaid Interns, and the FLSA

Have you seen the article floating around Facebook lately? You know, the one about the winery in California that is now going out of business because the state’s fine on it was so great that they are unable to continue … Continue reading

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Who’s having a busy summer?

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones! It’s been quite the summer, and I’ve let my blog-posting duties lag a bit – my apologies, fans of the KSUA Wine Degrees Program. Instead of a long, wordy blog, I’ll post more … Continue reading

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100% Job Placement for KSUA 2014 V&E Grads

You read that headline right: 3 out of 3 of KSUA’s 2014 Viticulture or Enology graduates have landed jobs in the industry – since graduation in May. One graduate manages a vineyard at an Ohio wine education center. One graduate works in the fermentation … Continue reading

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New VESTA Website!

Is the roll-out of the new VESTA website really blog-worthy? Yes! This new website has so many new bells and whistles that we want to make sure all VESTA students know what they can do all on the new website. … Continue reading

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Student Post: Fall Wine Production Internship

While we get back into the swing of a new semester (which starts next week – are you ready? Heck, am *I* ready….?!), let’s take another moment to see what some of our students get to do during their internships. … Continue reading

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Student Post: 5 Things I’ve Learned During My Practicum

When I do get a chance to chat with students, I like to find out how they are doing in their practicum work and whether they are learning more than just the required skills for course. I’ve asked one student, … Continue reading

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Practicum requirements

Students completing the Viticulture or Enology degree at Kent State University Ashtabula or through the VESTA program are required to spend time in commercial vineyards and wineries to gain hands-on experience. This practicum requirement is critical for their knowledge and contribution to … Continue reading

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