survey, conducted between Dec. 1 and Dec. 4, 2012, polled more than 7,300 students and recent graduates, as well as over 300 human resources and recruitment professionals. The results show that internships truly have become the “new interview” in the job search process for students and employers alike. Meanwhile, employers get the opportunity to find the talent they need to help grow their business without relying on just a short interview,” Lander says. “Entry level employees are the future of a company and so in many ways the most important recruiting decisions an employer can make
But they can be especially important for smaller, fast-growing companies, which are usually strapped for resources and hesitant to make a lot of full-time hires early on.
Dr. Mary Ann Pearson
Why are Internships Valuable
And How Do I find an Intern?
and Professional Studies
To attract top quality interns, employers
understand the benefits to the student and
structure internships in a way that the
experience benefits both the student and the
How Small Businesses Benefit
1) Students are highly motivated &
2) Cost – effective work force w/out long
3) Allows mentorship opportunity
4) Brings new/innovative ideas to employer
5) Great w/ tech and social media
6) Strengthen bond w/ institution (image)
•Receive professional mentoring
•Gain professional work experience
•Establish a professional network
•Make their academic studies more relevant
•Provide pre-professional experience with an
opportunity to learn within their field of study
Do I Provide Office or Workspace?
•33 % of employers hire virtual interns
•An office is not required; interns can meet
with you to plan campaigns & work from
their own personal laptops.
•Students complete the internship for school
credit (units) or pay. CBU has a procedure
for internships including a written evaluation
at the end of the term.
•1-unit internship = 40 hours
•3-unit internship = 120 hours
•Volunteer or pay = hours negotiable
• Create brochures and flyers
• Assist with special projects/event planning
• Organize and perform research
• Develop special promotional campaigns on
various social media platforms.
•Manage Social Media
•Develop Strategic Social Media Plans
How do I find an intern?
Contact Dr. Mary Ann Pearson
Contact Prof. Sandra Romo
Contact Prof. Jose Rivera
CBU and Other Universities:
• Mr. Michael Bishop, Career Services
You can also…
• Advertise or post your needs on social
• Spread the word through clubs and
• Considered retired individuals who are
tech savvy and may have free time
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