Students meet with staff to clarify their goals and review procedures.
They post their resumes in JobSource.
Upon receipt of the internship application and resume approval, students are eligible to apply for internships electronically.
Students should research organizations via the company website and research sites like hoovers.com.
Students also may secure a co-op utilizing their own networks, if approved. These opportunities must be “quality learning experiences” worthy of academic credit.
If a student is petitioning an already existing job for internship credit, it must be determined that new learning will be occurring in order for credit to be awarded.
The employment process is competitive and academic performance, skills, motivation, maturity, attitude, and employment potential will be determining factors.
Students must maintain weekly contact with staff members during the job search process.
Interviews Staff will assist students with interview preparation. Employers will contact students directly for interviews after resumes are referred to selected employers.
Students must notify the office within five business days about their interview status. Staff will contact employers who have not communicated with applicants.
Students are required to attend scheduled interviews. If a student is unable to keep an appointment because of a family or medical emergency, the student must notify the employer and a staff member immediately.
Students are not permitted to miss classes for interviews. Students may interview for multiple jobs, but upon accepting a job offer, students are not permitted additional interviews.
Hiring Students will work internship assignments for a 15-week semester. Staff will confirm a student’s placement and work responsibilities, assign a faculty coordinator, and register the student for appropriate course and credits.
Any internship work-related problems must be reported to Career and Professional Development and the student’s faculty coordinator immediately.
Supervisors and Faculty CoordinatorsWork supervisors meet with students to explain job requirements and orient them to their work environment.
Attendance and punctuality are essential for a successful internship. Students must abide by the employer’s working hours, rules, and regulations. The employer, not the College, determines holidays.
Students should not hesitate to ask questions if anything is unclear at the workplace, and if they make a mistake, they should admit it and learn from their error.
Students should consult with their supervisor, faculty coordinator, or the Director of Career and Professional Development about any concerns.
Students are assigned a faculty coordinator who helps them develop individualized learning objectives. The faculty coordinator also evaluates the academic component of the internship experience, guides learning in a specific direction, and monitors student growth.
A brief on-site visit is scheduled mid-semester for the student, a staff member, and the work supervisor to meet and review the student’s work and progress.
The student and the employer must complete final reports and evaluations two weeks prior to the last day of classes in the semester.
In case of layoff, strike, or termination, students must immediately notify Career and Professional Development, and explain the circumstances. Failure to do so may result in no academic credit being awarded.
If a student is terminated, he or she will may not pursue another internship experience.