Career Services will be hosting an internship orientation on Wednesday, November 8, in Thomas Lounge for all students registered for an internship and for those interested in learning about the process.
The internship program has undergone several new changes for this year, all of which will be covered in the meeting. The new platform is designed to help students acquire the tools and applications they need to find the job they want.
Career Services Director Nina Talley describes the new process as having “more interaction with faculty, myself, and students. There is more involvement and connection on the student’s part; while there is less classwork you could say, there is more interpersonal work.”
The hour-long meeting will contain five components: a process map, the requirements of an internship such as grading and credit hours, the content of an internship, contracts, and finally a question-and-answer segment.
“I want everyone to understand the process and what they need to do. My goal is to give an informative presentation so that students understand how internships impact their careers. If they need additional help, I am always available to students,” Talley explained.
“I want everyone to understand the process and what they need to do. My goal is to give an informative presentation so that students understand how internships impact their careers.” – Nina Talley, Career Services
An internship is an incredible resume builder. Talley emphasized “It is the deal-breaker in an employer’s eye – if a student has an internship they are 80% more likely to have a job after the internship.”
Following this orientation, Career Services will attempt to have internship workshops once a month throughout both this semester and in future ones to better serve students.