The BYU–Hawaii on-campus internship (OCI) program combines sound business principles and real-world experiences for BYUH students as they collaborate with a variety of companies. Please click on the appropriate section below to learn more about participating in the OCI program.
OCIs are a WIN-WIN-WIN
OCIs are a WIN for students who can:
- Test drive their future careers to see what they really want to do.
- Try out the tools that they have been learning in the classroom in a real-world setting.
- Gain real professional work experience that will highlight their skills and capabilities on their resumes and in their future job interviews.
OCIs are a WIN for companies who can:
- Receive high-quality work from future professionals who are anxious to display their newfound capabilities and education.
- Obtain 40 hours of professional work for 15 weeks without having to pay anything.
- Create a network of connections with high-quality future professionals who know and understand their company and have developed a desire to work there.
OCIs are a WIN for BYU–Hawaii which:
- Assists students in transitioning from a high-quality education into future professional careers.
- Creates professional networks for students with industry and career professionals who can mentor, support, and assist them in their future professional careers.
- Enhances the stature of BYUH in providing students prepared to succeed in their future jobs and careers.
Frequency Asked Questions
Questions are answered by students, Nichol Holbrook, Samuel Tobon, and Joy Tang, who took the program.
Toggle Item1. What work experience did you receive that will help your resume?
Toggle Item2. Were you able to test drive your major? What did you learn?
Toggle Item3. Did you use the tools you learned in the classroom in a professional setting? If so, what experiences did you gain using the tools you learned in a professional setting?
Toggle Item4. What types of people were you able to network with? Did you network with people in your intended career field?
Toggle Item5. What experiences did you gain working with professionals doing professional work?
Toggle Item6. What skills did you develop that will help you succeed in a full-time internship and in your full-time job upon graduation?
Toggle Item7. Were you able to work for a company in your home country?
a. If so, what opportunities were made available because of it?
b. If not, what opportunities were made available to find for working for a foreign company?
Toggle Item8. Did gaining three college credits help you towards graduation? If so, what did it help you with?
Toggle Item9. What impact did all these things, without leaving campus and continuing to take classes, have on you?
Toggle Item10. Why are on-campus internships important? What is it about on-campus internships that makes it your passport to your future?