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T h e I n s a n d O u t s o f I n t e r n s h i p s. Considering an Internship?. An intern is. A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>The Ins and Outs of Internships</p> <p>The Ins and Outs of Internships</p> <p>Considering an Internship?</p> <p> An intern isA student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training.</p> <p> An internship is an opportunity to integrate career related experience into an undergraduate education by participating in planned, supervised work. </p> <p>cooperative education practicum externship apprenticeship andClinical experience, student teaching</p> <p>Internships Vary Across the UniversityPaid or unpaid Required or optional Credit or no credit5 hours a week to 40 hours a week: full-time or part-time During the Summer, Fall or Spring SemestersOff campus or on</p> <p> It's hard to land a job without having done the job. </p> <p>Internships are not only a crucial way to bridge that experience gap, they've become an expectation for companies. </p> <p>National Association of Colleges and Employers says employers in a recent survey reported 47.1 percent of their entry-level hires from the Class of 2014 came from their own internship programs. </p> <p>Each department determines and publishes eligibility for internship credit.</p> <p>Criteria may include GPA, number of hours completed or class rank.</p> <p>Eligibility</p> <p>Awarded during the semester that the internship is completed. </p> <p>Earned in the department most clearly aligned with the experience. </p> <p>Get approval BEFORE you start your internship</p> <p>An ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP IS...On-site learning experienceRelated to students major/interestPlanned ahead of timeStudent receives creditStudent has academic responsibilities tooStudent is supervised on-site &amp; by faculty </p> <p>Each department will determine the grading system used</p> <p>either P/F or letter grades.</p> <p>Cooperating Employer - organization that has agreed to participate in the internship program and whose participation has been agreed to by the department.</p> <p>Faculty Supervisor - faculty member who supervises the students internship experience. </p> <p>Departmental Coordinator - department head or person designated by same, who coordinates activities of all internships in that academic department.</p> <p>Definitions</p> <p>Find your internship and discuss it with advisorPrepare resumeFind internshipComplete paperwork </p> <p>Check with your academic adviserVisit Career Services Read Your Internship AlertsAccess websitesAttend job fairs Contact the Chamber of Commerce of the city where you would like to work.Network Use Mentor NetworkDesign your own internship-find a company that interests you but that doesn't have an internship program</p> <p>Locating Opportunities</p> <p>Each employer has its own application process So find out that application procedureWhen is the deadline? What will the employer need from you to make your application complete? Start early.</p> <p>Procedures to get Signed-upSubmit an application for internship participation to the faculty supervisor or Departmental Coordinator. Register and pay tuition and fees in the semester in which the internship is being completed. IF you will be away for fall or spring semester, notify the University</p> <p>During the Internship, you will typically Submit progress reports to the faculty supervisorSubmit an evaluative final reportWrite/present additional assignments and/or specific on-site projectsParticipate in seminar(s) to exchange ideas and experiences between fellow interns and faculty</p> <p>Employers expectations? The Internship is a Two-Way Assessment StreetAn internship is a great opportunity to get experience in your field, learn about a company, and get a better understanding of what you want to do after graduation. An internship is a working interview. Management sees how you fit into the culture and how well you can do the job. Be cautiously aware of your actions and behavior.</p> <p>It is a 2 way streetBe On Time (Early!) Work Hard Ask Questions (Tap into resources on your own first) Meet Deadlines (Beat Them) Communicate Professionally Show Confidence (No Arrogance) Dont Complain Learn New Things Be Humble </p> <p>Look Professional, Be ProfessionalEvery place of employment has its own dress code. Don't be afraid to ask your manager about the clothing expectations so you can dress for success on the first day.At the job: Business casual can often be misunderstood, so avoid jeans, mini-skirts, shorts, leggings, visible undergarments, or flip flops.</p> <p>Practice First Day LogisticsReach out, introduce yourself and take initiative to connect with your manager to fine-tune those first day details. Questions to ask:-What time are you expected to arrive? -What will your hours be? -Where is the office located? -Where should you park? -Check your driving route-When checking in at security, who should you ask for? -Is there an on-site cafeteria, or should you plan to pack a lunch/eat out?</p> <p>Be Realistic Pay attention to details during training (take notes!) and when completing your new hire paperwork. The sooner you get through the boring, but necessary, paperwork and understand your job responsibilities, the sooner you will be empowered to do your best. </p> <p>Remember , Internships make you employable!</p>