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  • 1. Corey Waters, Chelsea Amason, Kaylee Knight, Matt Dennison, Zhihuan Fu, Peng Zhang, and Brendan Guihen
  • 2. What is an internship? • CMAT 495 – Internship in Communication • Not a traditional course held in the classroom • Relates to the students career aspirations • Actively gaining experience • Very different than a summer job
  • 3. Why do an internship?  Resume √  Experience √  Skills √  Connections √  Self-discovery √
  • 4. Internship quick facts: Are found within the community, nation, and internationally  Italy  New York City  Los Angeles  Nashville Can be fifteen weeks are less Can be paid or unpaid Credit and Noncredit  Must contact and receive prior approval from advisor
  • 5. Pros  “Interview once, hire Real world experience twice” in today’s job market.  “Beginning of a Builds skills and successful career” knowledge in a specific career area. Networking and career contacts. Allows students to know if a certain career path is right for them
  • 6. Cons Work/School conflict Possibility of exploitation More labor then learning
  • 7. Types of Internships for communication majors at Salisbury University:  Walters Art Museum  Disney  National Zoo  Washington Redskins Cheer DepartmentDisney College Programs. (2012). DisneyCareers. Retrieved May 15, 2012, fromhttp://cp.disneycareers.com/en/program-components/earning/role-descriptions/Fonz Internships. (2012). Internships andFellowships. Retrieved May 15, 2012,fromhttp://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/FONZ/SCBIConservationEducation.cfm
  • 8. Steps to Getting An Internships1)Make sure you are eligible for an internship2) Find a place to contact for an internship opportunity3) Create or update a resume4) Determine if the internship meets the Communication departments requirements5) Complete the application6) Get a faculty recommendation7) Get approval from the Communication department8) Apply
  • 9. Communication EligibilityChecklist: At least a 2.5 overall GPA At least a 3.0 GPA in Communication Art Courses At least 72 College Credits Junior or Senior with a declared major or minor in Communications Attended Internship Information Sessions Complete Faculty Recommendation form Submit all materials to Internship Director for approval
  • 10. Pre-requisites for CommunicationTracks J/PR Media 240 Studies 249 131 344 332 334 Media Production HCR 234 218 243 297 131 343
  • 11. Good Luck with finding yourperfect internship!
  • 12. Have a great summer!