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Internships for Working Students - Commuters

  1. 1. InternshipS for the working student: a webinar for commuting students<br />The Career Center<br />Hofstra University<br />
  2. 2. Introductions <br />Suzanne Dagger<br />Director of Career Services<br />Liaison to the School of Education, Health and Human Services<br />Chaundra Daniels<br />Assistant Director of Employer Relations <br />Liaison to the School of Business<br />
  3. 3. 5 frequently asked questions<br />Question 1: What is an internship? AND<br /> Why and when should I do one?<br />Question 2: What types of internships are there?<br />Question 3: How do I find an internship?<br />Question 4: How do I make the most of my internship?<br />Question 5: How can The Career Center help me?<br />
  4. 4. Question 1<br />What is an internship?Why & When should I do one?<br />
  5. 5. An internship is…<br />A short-term practical experience in a career field of interest<br />
  6. 6. An internship is…<br />National Association of Colleges and Employers<br />POSITION STATEMENT ON U.S. INTERNSHIPS<br /><ul><li>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.
  7. 7. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  8. 8. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  9. 9. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  10. 10. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  11. 11. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  12. 12. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.</li></li></ul><li>You should intern to…<br /><ul><li>Explore a possible career field
  13. 13. Gain an understanding of the professional work environment
  14. 14. Get an inside view of an industry and organization/company
  15. 15. Build on your knowledge and skills
  16. 16. Increase confidence in your own abilities
  17. 17. Make professional connections and enhance your network
  18. 18. Add to your resume and references
  19. 19. If you are working, does your current job meet some or all of this criteria?</li></li></ul><li>You can do an internship…<br /><ul><li>Freshman Year - leave yourself a semester to adjust to college life
  20. 20. Sophomore and Junior Year - great time for an internship
  21. 21. Senior Year - better late than never, in fact, some seniors intern the summer following graduation
  22. 22. Fall, Spring, or Summer – depends on availability and preference</li></ul> At least once during your college years, <br /> more if possible!<br />
  23. 23. Question 2<br />What types of internships are there?<br />
  24. 24. Types of internships…<br /> Internships vary from industry to industry and from one organization to another but typically they are one of the following:<br /><ul><li>Paid– That would be nice!
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. Credit– Dependent upon your academic department.</li></li></ul><li>Question 3<br />How do I find an internship?<br />
  27. 27. Take these steps through the internship process…<br /><ul><li>Find a Focus
  28. 28. Search For Internship Opportunities
  29. 29. Prepare Resume & Cover Letter
  30. 30. Interview and Choose</li></li></ul><li>Find a focus<br />Career Field – Which industry or career field do you want to target?<br /><ul><li>Choose by major (ex: marketing, finance, accounting)
  31. 31. Choose by field (ex: sports, entertainment, green)
  32. 32. Choose by employer (ex: KPMG, Disney, Enterprise)</li></li></ul><li>Search for opportunities<br />ONLINE RESOURCES: <br /><ul><li>The Pride Career Management System (PrideCMS) – view hundreds of postings
  33. 33. - Thousands of current internship listings
  34. 34. Vault – Career Guides, Company Profiles, Postings, more
  35. 35. The Career Center Website – Suggested Websites
  36. 36. Search and apply directly with employers on their websites
  37. 37. Foundation Guide to Grants - funding</li></ul>STAY CONNECTED:<br /><ul><li>The Career Center - Facebook, Twitter, Weekly/Monthly Emails and Newsletters</li></li></ul><li>Search for opportunities<br />PROGRAMS AND NETWORKING EVENTS:<br /><ul><li>PrideRecruiting
  38. 38. The Career Center Job & Internship Fairs
  39. 39. Employer & Alumni Events
  40. 40. Ask your academic department, faculty, advisors
  41. 41. Use your personal and/or professional network – Create a profile on LinkedIn</li></li></ul><li>Prepare your resume &cover letter<br /><ul><li>View a Resume Webshop or use the Career Planning Handbook to draft a resume
  42. 42. Have your resume and cover letter critiqued during Quick Question Hours
  43. 43. Monday – Thursday 2-4 PM
  44. 44. Friday – 11 AM – 1 PM</li></li></ul><li>Interview and choose<br /><ul><li>Interview – Practice and Prepare
  45. 45. Attend an Interview To Impress Workshop
  46. 46. Participate in Employer Mock Interviews
  47. 47. View Webshops on Career Center Blackboard class
  48. 48. Counselor Mock Interviews
  49. 49. Choose – A good internship will allow you to be challenged, to learn about the career, to pick up new skills, and mutually beneficial
  50. 50. Ask questions at the interview
  51. 51. Consult a career counselor</li></li></ul><li>Question 4<br />How do I make the most of my internship?<br />
  52. 52. Make the most of your internship<br /><ul><li>Work Hard
  53. 53. Follow Up
  54. 54. Evaluate</li></li></ul><li>Work hard <br /><ul><li>Professionalism – proper attire, be punctual, meet deadlines
  55. 55. Attitude – positive, enthusiastic
  56. 56. Initiative – be proactive
  57. 57. Active Learner – be inquisitive, observe, keep up with industry trends and news
  58. 58. Network – introduce yourself, be friendly, eat lunch with others
  59. 59. Flexibility – keep an open mind, give yourself time to adjust
  60. 60. Reflect – check in with supervisor periodically, keep journal of experiences </li></li></ul><li>Follow up<br /><ul><li>On your last day:
  61. 61. Thank your supervisor and co-workers
  62. 62. Ask for business cards
  63. 63. Follow up immediately with an email or paper thank you letter
  64. 64. Stay in touch afterwards to maintain networking connections
  65. 65. References
  66. 66. Future employment</li></li></ul><li>evaluate<br /><ul><li>Think about what you have learned
  67. 67. List 3 new skills and examples of how you used them
  68. 68. Is this a career option to consider? Why? Why not?
  69. 69. Did you accomplish your goals? If yes, how? If no, why not?
  70. 70. Take next steps
  71. 71. Update your resume
  72. 72. If you enjoyed the internship, build on the experience with another internship or opportunity
  73. 73. If you did not like the internship, meet with a career counselor to discuss alternative options</li></li></ul><li>Question 5<br />How can the career center help me?<br />
  74. 74. The Career Center can Help with…<br /><ul><li>Counseling Appointments
  75. 75. Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
  76. 76. If you cannot do an internship but are working, The Career Center can help you develop your resume!
  77. 77. Interviewing Skills
  78. 78. Internship Resources
  79. 79. On-Campus Interviews
  80. 80. Career Fairs & Employer Information Sessions</li></li></ul><li>Success story!<br />Saudia Thomas, Accounting, May 2010<br /> Internships: Cargill, Inc-Global Procurement and PricewaterhouseCoopers <br /><ul><li>“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!”</li></li></ul><li>Begin your success story today!<br />