Category Archives: Internships

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Internship basics – Can I get course credit for my internship?

That depends. Check to see if your campus has an internship program. A credit internship will typically need the approval of at least one faculty member and may need to be registered with the career center or internship coordinator. Institutions can differ in their policies, so if you think you may want to get credit for an internship, speak with […]

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Internship basics – What is an internship?

According to the National Society for Experiential Education, an internship is “a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience.” Let’s break this down a bit:

“Carefully monitored” – you should be supervised, ideal by someone knowledgeable about not only the work you will be doing, but also about the larger career field.
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Flexibility = key to staying employable


The unfortunate reality of the current job market is that it is exceedingly difficult to find full time employment, especially employment that is related to your field of interest. However, if you’re willing to remain flexible, you’ll likely find yourself far more employable when the job market finally makes a turn for the better. Here are some suggestions for ways to stay flexible.
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The dark side of interning

We’ve all heard them, the nightmarish, gruesome tales of innocent interns caught in the horrors of Intern Hell. “I was supposed to be learning about marketing and public relations, but all I did the entire summer was filing!” cries “Ashley”, a sophomore at an unnamed New England college.“Brandon’s” story was even worse. “Coffee, coffee, coffee…I used to like coffee. Starbucks […]

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