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  1. 1. Corey Waters, Chelsea Amason, Kaylee Knight, Matt Dennison, Zhihuan Fu, Peng Zhang, and Brendan Guihen
  2. 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. 3. Why do an internship?  Resume √  Experience √  Skills √  Connections √  Self-discovery √
  4. 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. 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. 6. Cons Work/School conflict Possibility of exploitation More labor then learning
  7. 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, from Internships. (2012). Internships andFellowships. Retrieved May 15, 2012,from
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Good Luck with finding yourperfect internship!
  12. 12. Have a great summer!