The following checklist is applicable to for-credit internship experiences. The Career Studio encourages students to plan 3-6 months ahead of time to avoid last-minute registration delays. Please be aware that some internship experiences require students to begin the process a year in advance. Pay close attention to application deadlines for semester registration and deadlines for the internship provider.
Before meeting with us in the Career Studio please think about where, when, why, and who you want to do this experience with. Think about what industry and job duties you want to perform during this experience. Be as specific as possible with your search. Only you know what is best for you, your skillset, and what will meet your expectations. Be specific and calculated, target your efforts and energy where you want to be. We suggest finding an experience close to where you want to live, in the industry you want to work, and if possible, the specific organization you wish to work with upon completion of your schooling. This will help you to build the right network and relationships and will contribute to your future success!!
When creating your learning objectives please keep these questions in mind. First, "How does this internship directly relate to my major?" Second, "Why is this experience a critical and integral part of my educational program?" Lastly, "How will I apply relevant knowledge and skills from my classroom learning to this experience?"
To ensure your desired experience is approved it is important that you tie the internship experience to your major and show how it is going to help you improve your skills, education, and professional development. Each internship experience needs to be relevant to your major.
We encourage students interested in an internship to begin the process three to six months in advance. This will help to ensure that your experience is approved, and you are registered on time. Sometimes, depending on the internship provider, the application may start up to a year in advance. Please be aware of this as you begin to research if an internship is right for you.