Agenda• Why do an internship?• Internship for credit• The importance of internships• Advantages of internships
Why do an Internship?• Experience in your field the opportunity to check out/hook onto a potential employer [2.]• Networking and establishing connections [2.]
Salisbury University InternshipResource Page• SU students interested in “real world” experience [1.]• Over 60% eventually go to work for the employer [1.]• Coordinate as many campus wide resources as possible for students to work directly with Faculty and Staff. [1.]http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/facstaff/Internships/default.html
Communication Arts InternshipCoordinator• Dr. Jody Morrison, Faculty, Communication Arts Fulton Hall (FH) 221, 410-543-6382 or ext 36382 firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship For Credit• Junior standing / 72 credit hours• Declared CMAT major with declared track [2.]• Earned a C or better in CMAT 101 & 102 [2.]• Earned a C or better in all core classes for selected track. [2.]• 3.0 CMAT GPA and 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher [2.]
Does your internship meet requirements? • Must apply to earn 4 credits = 180 hours to satisfy CMAT495 as a core requirement. [2.] • Can apply to earn 1 to 8 credits = 45 to 360 hours for elective credits. • Complete the application. • Keep deadlines in mind.
Communication Internships in the Past• MTV• Under Armour• Baltimore Orioles• Ryan Seacrest Productions (Los Angeles)• Many more, visit http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/internship info.html for full list.
How important are Internships for College Student?• Make Professional Contacts• Build Industry Knowledge• Get College Credits• Strengthen Professional Work Habits• Provides you with a Competitive Advantage over other Graduates• Work Experience will Bolster a Resume• Gain Potential for Regular Employment after Internship ends.
Identify Career paths• Careers fit with students passions and interest? [3.]• Greater understanding of the field• Development of skills marketable for their chosen [5.]
Competition for Jobs• “Real world” experience gives young students an advantage over the field. [5.]• Development of Vital career related skills. [4.]• Experience to prove your value to an employer. [5.]
Building and establishing connectionsthrough work field• Establishing Reference letter candidates• Professional networking• Post graduate Job search contacts• Gaining and retaining professional knowledge in the field
Employer Advantages of Hosting anintern: [3.] (All info)• Invigorated with fresh talent• Lower Recruitment Cost• Increased Company Exposure• Diversity• Extra Workforce Boost
Communication Building• How to become a professional in communication [4.]• Improves professional communication [5.]• Builds the ability to speak professionally and be personable [6.]• Builds Confidence
Conclusion• The experience will enhance skills learned in class.• Creates opportunities• Offers you the competitive edge• Builds connections and contacts• Earn credit