Otera said she hopes to have a career in teaching art and therapy.She would like an internship, where she could work in New Haven and help children, including troubled and at-risk youths.
Isaac Bloodworth, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, became a New Haven Promise scholar upon graduation from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School.
Through the program, he held internships for the last three summers at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Music cued the students when it was time to move on to visit a possible interested employer at the next table.
The speed-dating-style internship event was organized Wednesday evening by New Haven Promise, the Yale- and Community Foundation-funded college scholarship program for New Haven high school graduates.
The college students rotated among the tables handing out their resumes, getting to know their potential employers face-to-face.