Internships are an effective opportunity to connect your academic experience with real world experience. Internships allow you to gain experience in the workplace and provides the opportunity for skill development, and a competitive edge in searching for a post-graduation job.
Benefits of an Internship
- Gain real world experience before a post-graduate job
- Make connections in the professional field
- Mentoring opportunities from employers
- Increase your marketability
When should you obtain an internship?
You can begin interning as early as your freshman year, and it's strongly encouraged to complete two or more internships before you graduate. You may obtain an internship in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. The Office of Student Employment is able to assist students in obtaining internships on-campus, or off-campus, including national and global internships. To make an appointment with an internship coordinator log into Handshake.