Internships have become an essential tool for gaining valuable work experience before graduation. They help answer that age-old question, “How can I get a job that requires experience if no one will give me a job without having experience?”
Here’s some evidence that internships can make all the difference:
In a 2011 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 86% of surveyed companies claimed that they use internships to recruit college students for future employment.
According to the same survey, 39% of new hires came from within internship programs and almost 67% of interns were offered full-time jobs at the completion of their internships.
Talk to your advisor about how an internship in your major would fit in with your academic courses and contribute to your learning.
To find out about internship opportunities that might be a good fit for you, contact Career Services.
Internships are three-credit courses with a classroom component and a work component. Some are paid, depending on the organization’s internship policies.
In order to qualify for an internship, you must meet the following criteria:
Minimum Junior status
Minimum GPA 2.5
Course pre-requisites in your major (Check with your Academic Program Manager)
Maximum 6 credits of internships toward earning a bachelor’s degree
Internship in your major
Transportation between school/home and internship site
Apply for Eligibility
Fill out the appropriate Internship Eligibility Form:
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