Meet with your employer
Take the Letter to the Employer to a meeting with your employer. This will provide your employer with an overview of the internship program and their responsibilities.
Obtain a formal job description outlining your key responsibilities. It should be on company letterhead or identified as having been developed by your employer. Your responsibilities should be appropriate to challenge your educational level and give you the opportunity to gain experience relevant to your career goals.
Formulate four learning objectives that you will strive to accomplish during the internship’s 14 weeks. These objectives can be four projects or achievable task-oriented goals that relate your job to your career and your education. These four learning objectives MUST reflect new learning and new responsibility related to your career goals. Examples:
- I will organize and develop business ethics initiatives (with my supervisors’ approval)
- I will develop or assist with business ethics assessment efforts
- I will develop or enhance ethical codes of conducts, mission, vision and values
- I will assist in business ethics education and training program for the company
Your four learning objectives should be developed with your employer supervisor. They should be clear, challenging, achievable and measurable actions. Non-challenging and measurable objectives will be rejected. You need to provide effective tools to indicate your progress.
Meet with your career coach
Meet with your career coach prior to the start of your internship.
Be prepared to provide copies of:
- Your new job description or internship assignment on company letterhead
- A statement of four learning objectives developed with your supervisor
- A completed Student Information sheet
- A signed Internship Student Learning Agreement documenting that you agree to the requirements of the internship program
- A copy of your current DARS report (with cumulative and major GPA)
- An updated copy of your resume
Review and be prepared to discuss the internship’s 14 weekly assignments as well as other documentation in the course syllabus at the meeting with your counselor.
- Sign up in UCareerPath (the Career Services student and job-search database).
- Visit the homepage for Career Services.
- Click on “Sign up for Services”, fill out the form and click register.
Note: Signing up in UCareerLink is not the same as being registered for the course credit. After your application is approved by the faculty advisor, you will receive information on registering for the internship course credit.