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    • InternshipS for the working student: a webinar for commuting students
      The Career Center
      Hofstra University
    • Introductions
      Suzanne Dagger
      Director of Career Services
      Liaison to the School of Education, Health and Human Services
      Chaundra Daniels
      Assistant Director of Employer Relations
      Liaison to the School of Business
    • 5 frequently asked questions
      Question 1: What is an internship? AND
      Why and when should I do one?
      Question 2: What types of internships are there?
      Question 3: How do I find an internship?
      Question 4: How do I make the most of my internship?
      Question 5: How can The Career Center help me?
    • Question 1
      What is an internship?Why & When should I do one?
    • An internship is…
      A short-term practical experience in a career field of interest
    • An internship is…
      National Association of Colleges and Employers
      POSITION STATEMENT ON U.S. INTERNSHIPS
      • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
      • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
      • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
      • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
      • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
      • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
      • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
    • You should intern to…
      • Explore a possible career field
      • Gain an understanding of the professional work environment
      • Get an inside view of an industry and organization/company
      • Build on your knowledge and skills
      • Increase confidence in your own abilities
      • Make professional connections and enhance your network
      • Add to your resume and references
      • If you are working, does your current job meet some or all of this criteria?
    • You can do an internship…
      • Freshman Year - leave yourself a semester to adjust to college life
      • Sophomore and Junior Year - great time for an internship
      • Senior Year - better late than never, in fact, some seniors intern the summer following graduation
      • Fall, Spring, or Summer – depends on availability and preference
      At least once during your college years,
      more if possible!
    • Question 2
      What types of internships are there?
    • Types of internships…
      Internships vary from industry to industry and from one organization to another but typically they are one of the following:
      • Paid– That would be nice!
      • Unpaid – According to NACE's 2010 Student Survey the median accepted salary offer for seniors with an internship was $45,301 -- nearly 31 percent higher than the $34,601 median accepted salary offer to non-intern seniors.
      • Credit– Dependent upon your academic department.
    • Question 3
      How do I find an internship?
    • Take these steps through the internship process…
      • Find a Focus
      • Search For Internship Opportunities
      • Prepare Resume & Cover Letter
      • Interview and Choose
    • Find a focus
      Career Field – Which industry or career field do you want to target?
      • Choose by major (ex: marketing, finance, accounting)
      • Choose by field (ex: sports, entertainment, green)
      • Choose by employer (ex: KPMG, Disney, Enterprise)
    • Search for opportunities
      ONLINE RESOURCES:
      • The Pride Career Management System (PrideCMS) – view hundreds of postings
      • Internships.com - Thousands of current internship listings
      • Vault – Career Guides, Company Profiles, Postings, more
      • The Career Center Website – Suggested Websites
      • Search and apply directly with employers on their websites
      • Foundation Guide to Grants - funding
      STAY CONNECTED:
      • The Career Center - Facebook, Twitter, Weekly/Monthly Emails and Newsletters
    • Search for opportunities
      PROGRAMS AND NETWORKING EVENTS:
      • PrideRecruiting
      • The Career Center Job & Internship Fairs
      • Employer & Alumni Events
      • Ask your academic department, faculty, advisors
      • Use your personal and/or professional network – Create a profile on LinkedIn
    • Prepare your resume &cover letter
      • View a Resume Webshop or use the Career Planning Handbook to draft a resume
      • Have your resume and cover letter critiqued during Quick Question Hours
      • Monday – Thursday 2-4 PM
      • Friday – 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Interview and choose
      • Interview – Practice and Prepare
      • Attend an Interview To Impress Workshop
      • Participate in Employer Mock Interviews
      • View Webshops on Career Center Blackboard class
      • Counselor Mock Interviews
      • Choose – A good internship will allow you to be challenged, to learn about the career, to pick up new skills, and mutually beneficial
      • Ask questions at the interview
      • Consult a career counselor
    • Question 4
      How do I make the most of my internship?
    • Make the most of your internship
      • Work Hard
      • Follow Up
      • Evaluate
    • Work hard
      • Professionalism – proper attire, be punctual, meet deadlines
      • Attitude – positive, enthusiastic
      • Initiative – be proactive
      • Active Learner – be inquisitive, observe, keep up with industry trends and news
      • Network – introduce yourself, be friendly, eat lunch with others
      • Flexibility – keep an open mind, give yourself time to adjust
      • Reflect – check in with supervisor periodically, keep journal of experiences
    • Follow up
      • On your last day:
      • Thank your supervisor and co-workers
      • Ask for business cards
      • Follow up immediately with an email or paper thank you letter
      • Stay in touch afterwards to maintain networking connections
      • References
      • Future employment
    • evaluate
      • Think about what you have learned
      • List 3 new skills and examples of how you used them
      • Is this a career option to consider? Why? Why not?
      • Did you accomplish your goals? If yes, how? If no, why not?
      • Take next steps
      • Update your resume
      • If you enjoyed the internship, build on the experience with another internship or opportunity
      • If you did not like the internship, meet with a career counselor to discuss alternative options
    • Question 5
      How can the career center help me?
    • The Career Center can Help with…
      • Counseling Appointments
      • Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
      • If you cannot do an internship but are working, The Career Center can help you develop your resume!
      • Interviewing Skills
      • Internship Resources
      • On-Campus Interviews
      • Career Fairs & Employer Information Sessions
    • Success story!
      Saudia Thomas, Accounting, May 2010
      Internships: Cargill, Inc-Global Procurement and PricewaterhouseCoopers
      • “The Pride Recruiting Program is great! As a participant in On Campus Recruitment, I was provided with several interviews with reputable accounting and finance institutions, participation in leadership conferences, diversity conferences in the New York Metro area, networking opportunities, and it even led to my future internship next summer with PricewaterhouseCoopers!”
    • Begin your success story today!