What is an internship?

For students or recent graduates, having an internship on their resume can be the best way to get a foot in the door. An internship is a work-related learning experience for individuals who seek hands-on training in a certain occupational field. Most internships are temporary assignments that can last from three months up to a year and can sometimes even lead to an offer of full-time employment.

An internship is an excellent way to determine if a particular industry and the profession is the best career option for the student to pursue. Interns not only gain practical work experience, but also build an understanding of corporate cultures, international business settings and differences in work styles

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is career counseling?

Career counseling is individual or group sessions that help students explore different careers and employment opportunities. Counselors work with students to plan realistic objectives and assist students with mapping out a course of action while in college to achieve their goals after they graduate.

What is a Career Specialist?

The Career Dev Team is composed of Career Specialists responsible for working with students from the start of enrollment until graduation and beyond. Each Career Specialist manages specific majors, thereby allowing them to develop and expertise with current knowledge and resources in their specialties. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet their career specialist and begin their journey to career success!

The Career Specialist manages specific majors, thereby allowing them to develop an expertise with current knowledge and resources in their specialties. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet their assigned career specialist and begin their journey to career success!

What are the requirements for students to secure an internship?

Usually, internships are a part of the academic program in which students are enrolled.

What are some advantages of internships?

Internships offer you a chance to learn and discover. You may find out that your dream job really isn’t what you expected. You may even discover a new interest you never knew you had. An internship is NOT a job — it is an opportunity to experience and discover a job’s requirements, both good and bad. The basic objective is learning, not earning money. Internships help students who have earned a specific number of credits to experience first-hand what a career in their chosen field will be like.

Completing an internship is often an excellent way of gaining hands-on employment experience in the same occupational field. Many companies hire their interns as full-time employees after an internship has been completed successfully.

Networking while interning

Networking — establishing relationships and connections with company managers, executives and peers in a given field — is one of the most significant advantages interns enjoy. The contacts made during an internship can lead to job openings following your internship, at the same location or other locations. This is particularly valuable if your goal is to conduct business internationally.

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