Welcome to the Fall Internship Course!This presentation will provide a brief orientation about the course and how things will work this semester.Read all of it carefully! There will be a quiz at the end.
Introductions: Us Dr. Cunningham is the Ben Wyeth is the Advertising Department TA for the internship course Chair and the instructor and is the main point offor the internship course. contact for you this semester.
Introductions: You• There are 140 of you enrolled this semester• You’re interning for more than 120 different organizations• Advertising = 75 of you PR= 50 of you Grad= 15 of you• UT Interns rock (but you already knew that).
What Comes NextWe’ve divided the rest of this orientation into two parts: The Nuts & Bolts Course Requirements, Assignments, Deadlines, etc. The Spit & Polish Appearance, Work Ethic, etc.
COURSENUTS & BOLTS REQUIREMENTS, ASSIGNMENTS, DEADLINES, ETC.
Basic Requirements:• You must work a minimum of 180 hours during the semester.• Your work must be relevant to your field of study.• 20% or less of the hours you work should be performing clerical tasks. (Answering phones, filing, data entry, etc.)• You should not be working from your home or your supervisor’s home.• You may not use software or operating systems with UT licenses.• Any work-related expenses incurred must be refunded.
Course Assignments:For ADV and PR 350 only:•Reading Assignment 1: Due September 27th (Thursday) by midnight.•Reading Assignment 2: Due October 18th (Thursday) by midnight.•Reading Assignment 3: Due November 15th (Tuesday) by midnight.For Everyone:•Midterm Evaluations: Due October 25th (Thursday) by midnight.•Final Paper: Due November 30th (Friday) by 5 P.M.•Final Evaluations: Due December 5th (Wednesday) by midnight.
Evaluations• Evaluations will be sent to you and to your supervisor separately via email.• It is the student’s responsibility to ask/remind supervisors to complete the evaluation forms (and many of your supervisors will need plenty of reminding). – Late forms will affect your grade for the course. Deadline for the Midterm is October 25th Deadline for the Final is December 5th
Final Report This is the culmination of your internship and one of the main ways your grade is determined. Make sure you read and understand the expectations for the paper carefully. – Your paper should be (at least) 6 pages, typed, double spaced, #12 font – It should discuss your overall experience in your internship. – Be honest. If this internship wasn’t a good fit, tell us why. – Write well, organize your paper clearly and edit! – Read and follow the guidelines posted in Blackboard. – You may also include samples of your work (if allowed) at the end. – Comprehensive guidelines will be provided later in the semester.
Work Ethic• The #1 complaint we get about our interns? – They aren’t proactive enough.• So what does that mean for you? – Don’t be timid or apathetic! – Actively come up with ideas and pitch them! – Be proactive in seeking out something to do • Especially if you’re bored or not given enough responsibility
Work Ethic• And another thing, be punctual!• This means showing up to work on time or early.• It also means that if you need to miss work because of illness or personal reasons, do your best to get permission ahead of time and always notify your supervisor.
Work Ethic• Remember, you’re getting course credit for your internship so you should be learning and gaining meaningful experience.• Let us know before the end of the semester if circumstances at your internship change and you are no longer being utilized the way you think you should be.
Appearance• Make sure you are dressed appropriately for your work environment.• A good rule of thumb is to look around you and see what everyone else is wearing. Then dress one notch above that. – Ex: Casual for them = Business Casual for you
Conclusion• If you ever have questions or need help, contact me. – Phone: 512-471-1101 – email@example.com• This is especially true if you’re unhappy with the way your internship is turning out or if circumstances have changed.• We can’t help if we don’t know something is wrong.