Information for Students
Internship and Practicum
An Internship or Practicum provides an opportunity for you to earn academic credit for work experience which is related to your field of study or vocational goal, or to explore career options. An Internship or Practicum is designed to supplement your formal classroom study with supervised on-the-job experience in college-approved work locations.
Benefits of an Internship or Practicum
- Acquire major-related experience
- Gain industry knowledge you won't learn anywhere else
- Accumulate evidence of your abilities
- Make critical professional contacts Increase your confidence
- Learn more about a company of interest
- Possibly land a full-time job
If you are interested in an internship or practicum, you should schedule a meeting with the internship coordinator. The coordinator will then assist you in refining and revising your résumé as needed. The purpose of the résumé is to assist the coordinator in locating a suitable work site. This experience must be arranged with the coordinator the semester prior to planned participation.
"As interns we did everything from estate auctions and antique shows to gallery installations and creating catalogs. Our boss, John Mickinack, taught us things that would have taken years to collect on our own. Not only did we learn more than anticipated, but we came way from the experience knowing some wonderful people that we will definitely keep in touch with. Thank you to Kathy Dlugos, Cheri Noel, and John Mickinack. To be given the opportunity for this internship is something that we will be eternally grateful for." - Lauren Furman and Melissa Luczka
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