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Spring 2015 Co-op/Internship Presentation


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Planning on doing a co-op or internship during the coming semester? Be sure to view this presentation.

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  • 1. l 386-226-6054 l CO-OP/INTERNSHIP INFORMATION PRESENTATION Sally Richards Co-op/Internship Program Manager Summer 2015
  • 2. l 386-226-6054 l Co-op/Internship On-site practical work experience relevant to your degree in industry or an organizational environment where you are working with and learning from professionals in the field. – Co-op: multiple semester work term either consecutive or rotating – Internship: one semester work term
  • 3. l 386-226-6054 l An Intern’s Outlook • Kyle Criscenzo • Aerospace Engineering • Former Intern at GE Aviation/Unison Industries
  • 4. l 386-226-6054 l Benefits
  • 5. l 386-226-6054 l Benefits of Co-ops/Internships • Gain real-world experience • Network • Explore positions within fields of interest • Increase your chances of making a higher salary • Earn credit towards open electives and save money on tuition
  • 6. l 386-226-6054 l Eligibility Minimums to Apply Undergraduate Students • 30 college or university credit hours & 2.5 CGPA (does not include AP credit) Graduate Students • 6 credit hours & 3.0 CPGA with 9 credits completed before the start of the experience Transfer Students • 30 college or university credit hours with at least 12 credits hours at ERAU All Students • Good academic standing • Degree seeking
  • 7. l 386-226-6054 l Getting Started • View the Co-op Presentation or Slides on the Career Services Org on Bb • Activate your EagleHire account – Login through ERNIE – Complete the profile information – Upload a resume • MEET with a Program Manager for a mandatory advisement session (failure to do so will mean that you are ineligible to register for co-op/internship credit) • Follow the Co-op To Do List (CSO org on Bb)
  • 8. l 386-226-6054 l Mandatory Advising Session Schedule Before You Leave Campus We will: • Verify eligibility and review transcripts • Review your resume and cover letter; upload documents before session • Require you to sign the Student Agreement • Answer questions • Provide access to co-op/internship positions in EagleHire
  • 9. l 386-226-6054 l Student Agreement • Read and understand your ethical and co-op process responsibilities and regulations • Clarifies ethical issue of interviewing and accepting positions • Agree to adhere to Value statements listed in Student Handbook • Must sign to participate in the Co-op/Intern Program. SIGN ONE TODAY!
  • 10. l 386-226-6054 l Application Process EagleHire • Apply only to positions for which you meet the requirements • Adhere to the listed deadlines and instructions Self-created Co-op/Internships • Position must be relevant and must be approved by the Co-op Advisor for your degree program • You need to be proactive in identifying self-created positions
  • 11. l 386-226-6054 l Find Opportunities • Search through EagleHire • Apply via company websites • Network with your connections • Participate in professional organizations, on-campus events, research, conferences • Read final internship papers on Bb • Utilize Career Services resources and services
  • 12. l 386-226-6054 l Application Paperwork • Application documents must be submitted to individual positions by due dates listed in EagleHire • All required documents must be uploaded to EagleHire and approved in order for you to submit your application paperwork • Submit additional documents as required by individual companies
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  • 14. l 386-226-6054 l After You Apply • Wait patiently! • If selected for an interview, the process may be on-campus, via phone, Skype or at the company site • Majority of the interviews will be during February and March
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  • 16. l 386-226-6054 l Ways to Increase Your Odds • Treat all interactions with a potential employer seriously • Apply to as many companies as you are interested in via EagleHire and Self-Created • Practice your interview skills and arrange for a mock interview or use InterviewStream • Have a professional email address and outgoing voicemail message • Print copies of the position descriptions when you apply, so you can reference them before an interview
  • 17. l 386-226-6054 l The Reality • Unfortunately, an application does not guarantee a co-op/internship • Companies make all hiring decisions • Positions are subject to budget allowances; number of positions available; applicants pursuing the opening • Many companies recruit from schools other than Embry-Riddle
  • 18. l 386-226-6054 l Interns in Action Video
  • 19. l 386-226-6054 l After You Accept an Offer • Provide Career Services with the official offer letter or email offer • Before you leave, you MUST do a contract with our office for registration in order to earn the maximum number of academic credits • NO BACKDATING of co-op/internship credit is allowed • Contract signing meeting will be held towards the end of April
  • 20. l 386-226-6054 l Course Credit • Open elective credit is earned for co-op or internship work term • Complete internship assignment by the due date – Final paper, supervisor’s evaluation and additional assignments as required by your Co-op Advisor due one week prior to end of classes • Pass or fail grade will be assigned • Must work 13 weeks during summer semester to earn full credit
  • 21. l 386-226-6054 l Course Credit Details Undergraduate Students • 1 open elective credit hour for every 100 hours of work completed • 13 weeks in summer/600 hours = max of 6 credits Graduate Students • 1 credit hour elective for every 200 hours of work completed • 13 weeks in summer/600 hours = max of 3 credits
  • 22. l 386-226-6054 l Other Credit Considerations • Co-op/Intern open elective credit MAY be substituted for Tech/Spec Elective with approval of Faculty Co-op Advisor • Technical or Specified Elective Credit (is not guaranteed) – MAY be substituted – in some degree programs (AS, AE, CE, CIV, CS, EP, EE, ME, SE) – Will be determined by co-op advisor AFTER the co- op/internship is completed and a passing grade has been assigned. Student requests course substitution.
  • 23. l 386-226-6054 l Internship & Academic Policy • Undergraduate students registered for full-time academics may take part-time co-op/internship (up to 3 credits), must get approval over 16 credits (not to exceed 18 credit hours) • Undergraduate students registered for full-time co- op/internship may take 2 academic classes simultaneously • Graduate students registered for full-time internship may take 1 academic class simultaneously
  • 24. l 386-226-6054 l Additional Policies • Co-op/internship must be completed BEFORE graduation • Possibly delay graduation to participate in a co-op/internship (not applicable to International students)
  • 25. l 386-226-6054 l Cost of Co-op/Internship Co-op tuition = cost of one credit hour ($1152) • Additional $50 fee for International students • May receive up to 6 credits (undergrad) and 3 credits (grad) but only pay for 1 credit hour
  • 26. l 386-226-6054 l Additional Costs to Consider • Housing is your responsibility unless the company provides it – Housing resources: past interns, company references, company employees, online resources • Travel/transportation costs • Incidentals
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  • 28. l 386-226-6054 l Considerations • Financial aid, budget and scholarships • Veteran’s aid • Health insurance • Embry-Riddle Housing • Participation in online classes must be approved by the Dean of your college – Contact Yvonne Terry, Records & Registration (x6338) for course offerings and process
  • 29. l 386-226-6054 l International Students • MUST SIGN A CO-OP CONTRACT in order to maintain legal status in the U.S. and get WORK AUTHORIZATION (Curricular Practical Training – CPT) • Once contract is signed, must take contract copies to the SEVIS Administrator to have your I-20 reissued. Start and end date required. • The address of the company where you will physically be working and beginning and end dates of work experience must be provided • Immigration status (F1 Visa) may be revoked if you work without authorization
  • 30. l 386-226-6054 l Ethics and Professionalism You are expected to maintain ethical and professional standards at all times. Why does this matter? A company’s impression of Embry-Riddle students and the entire University community is based on the impression you leave. Any negative issues could jeopardize the University’s relationship and your own relationship with the company and industry.
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  • 32. l 386-226-6054 l • Be truthful in all statements, documents and applications • You may NOT interview with another company if you have accepted a position (verbal or written acceptance)for that term • If you accept a co-op/internship, you cannot back out on your commitment for a “better” position • Good ethical conduct requires that you fulfill your commitments
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  • 34. l 386-226-6054 l Professionalism • Be prepared at all times – interactions with potential employers via company information sessions, phone calls and email affect your co-op/internship search • Ensure you follow all etiquette rules; have an appropriate outgoing voicemail; answer phone calls professionally • Professionalism is expected at ALL times
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  • 36. l 386-226-6054 l Services & Resources • Career advising: collaborate with a Program Manager to develop career goals and plans • Cooperative Education/Internship Program: gain experience in industry and potentially earn university credit for the experience • EagleHire: access this career management system for opportunities and resources • Resume and cover letter review: receive feedback on job search documents • Interview resources: practice interview skills • Workshops and presentations: attend these sessions to learn about a variety of career-related topics • Company information sessions: meet employers and learn about their companies • On-campus interviewing and recruiting: interview with employers seeking Embry-Riddle students • Career resources: utilize all the resources available, including the Career Services website ( and in-office library • Government Agency and Non-Profit Career Fair: February 26, 9:30a – 4:30p, Henderson Building • Annual Industry/Career Expo: participate in this one-of-a-kind event, which draws recruiters from top aviation, aerospace and other industries in October • Social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter
  • 37. l 386-226-6054 l Professional Dress for Career Fair Professional attire is expected for attendance at the Career Fair • Suits • Gentlemen: button down shirts and ties • Ladies: conservative or appropriate blouses • Colors for shirts should be muted like white, off-white or light blue • Shoes should be polished and professional The minimum professional dress is business casual. Flight and ROTC uniforms are appropriate Career Fair dress. Religious and cultural attire will be accepted. Visit the Career Services Pinterest group [] and peruse the What to Wear – Men, What to Wear – Women and What Not to Wear – Men and Women boards for ideas on professional dress.
  • 38. CAREERFAIR+ 38Overview
  • 39. l 386-226-6054 l Professional Nametag • ERNIE -> • University Services Printing Services -> • Print Reqs & Work orders -> • PDF Engraving & Signage • $4.50 nametag (cash/ck) • Must take to Duplicating in ISB Annex Building & pick up
  • 40. l 386-226-6054 l Stay Connected to Career Services Connect, follow, join and like Career Services via all our communication methods… Career ServicesWebsite EagleHire ERAU Connection ERNIE/Blackboard Facebook Going Places Career Blog LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter