Internship Benefits for Students
- Explore whether or not your career path choice satisfies your particular needs, expectations, and goals.
- Gain knowledge regarding the skills and abilities required to be successful in this career path
- Provide the opportunity to apply the concepts and knowledge gained in academic classes
- Provide opportunity to acquire new professional skills
- Provide opportunity to apply interpersonal/communications skills and learn more about yourself in a work setting
- Possess a new sense of motivation and maturity relative to your academic studies upon returning to school
- Develop a network of professional contacts that includes both company, staff, and other interns
- Gain insight into the importance of roles, expectations, and behaviors in corporate culture and how you fit into that culture
- Gain confidence in your abilities
- Provide opportunity to "get the feel" of a company prior to making an employment decision
- Give a greater potential (through an enhanced resume) for gaining permanent, full-time employment
- Enhance your graduate school application
- Typically receive a higher starting salary
- Can be great fun and a rewarding experience!
An internship can bridge a gap between college and the work world, allowing students to experience the roles, expectations, and behaviors of the job arena. Students learn about their strengths, interests, problem solving skills, and abilities to deal with clients and work under pressure.
Networking opportunities are gained that are valuable in shaping their future careers.
Students gain credentials for their resumes.
Internships provide an opportunity for students to test compatibility of their chosen major and company, in advance of graduation and full-time employment.
One of the recurring themes in any entry level job search is the lack of experience factor. "Where do I get experience if no one is willing to hire me?" The answer is simple: Get an internship!
Work experience not only makes you more marketable as a job candidate, it also gives you the opportunity to gain greater understanding about your chosen field. You will have an opportunity to find out many of the positives and negatives in advance and truly enter your field with your eyes wide open. This may give you the chance to step back early from what could have been a major career mistake.
Students Interested in obtaining an internship should contact Mark Roof at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 850-644-8495 or come by Rovetta 327.
Internships for Credit
Students looking to obtain credit for an internship must talk to the Internship Director. All internships must be approved in order to receive credit.
When securing an internship we want to make sure you are getting a great experience, so all internships for credit must be approved ahead of time.
Academic credit will not be given for previous internships. To receive academic credit, an internship must take place within the semester for which academic credit is granted. (students must take the internship course concurrently with the internship)
Questions: Please contact Mark Roof, Internships and Career Services, at 850-644-8495 or email email@example.com