Intro to Internships
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Intro to Internships

>>ROSIE SHANNON: Hello, welcome to the Career
Services Office! My name is Rosie Shannon and I’m the Internship Coordinator here at
IU Southeast. My role is to help you find internship opportunities that will give you
real-world experience while attending school. If you are currently working, I challenge
you to think about how your current job is or isn’t preparing you for a future career
field. Internships are a great way for you to gain relevant work experience that employers
are looking for, and can often lead to future job offers after graduation. So let’s hear
from some of our current students and find out what they have to say about their internships.>>LAUREN BURROUS: I have nothing but great
things to say about the whole internship experience. It’s like a trial run in the field that you
think you’re interested in.>>MATT MILLER: You really don’t know until
you start an internship whether, you know, you’re going to be successful in that field,
or if it’s something that you want to do. With the on-site experience, you gain insight
into what your future is going to hold.>>JENNIFER GOODMAN: When I got the internship
I was in my mind thinking, oh promotions, well that’s marketing. And the next thing
you know, I’m on the air, I have my own Sunday shift on the air from noon to six, and it
has just completely changed everything I’ve thought about radio.>>CAROL BELCHER: I’ve learned a lot about
cultural programs and historical, factual data about Asian countries so most certainly
because of my major coursework, I’ve been able to really apply myself that much more
here at my job.>>AQUEELAH HALEEM: For me, it’s been more
of a guidance tool and it’s given me a broader view of what opportunities are available for
me.>>TIM ROBINSON: Doing two internships has
given me more exposure to different firms and how they operate. Each company has a different
type of environment and I fortunately took a second internship and found the environment
that was right for me.>>LAUREN: This internship has taught me a
lot about myself and what I really do like and what I really do want for the future.>>CAROL: By having an internship here, it’s
really opened doors in creating contacts for me for the future and it’s been able to really
sort of give me a foundation for what I want to do later on in life.>>JENNIFER: This was probably the best decision
I’ve ever made in my life. I have met more people, made more connections, and had more
fun than I ever thought I would in an internship. I mean, I’ve been doing it for a year. I mean,
I obviously really am involved in it, I really like it, and I recommend this to absolutely
everyone.>>TIM: I just graduated, finished my internship,
and I was offered a full-time spot here just a month ago, so here I am, I’m working full-time
now, so…>>ROSIE: As you heard from those students,
internships are very important to your post-college success. So how can you get into the program?
Well, you may qualify for an internship if you meet the following program requirements.
You must be a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA. If you’re a communications major,
you’ll need at least a 2.8 GPA, and for business majors, you’ll need at least a 2.7. Internships can be paid or unpaid and last
about 14 weeks, or the length of a semester. You may even earn academic credit for your
internship, which can replace an elective course needed for your degree program. Getting started is as easy as one, two, three.
Step one, attend an internship information session. Simply call or stop by the Career
Services Office and schedule an appointment. Step two, go to the Career Services Web site
and create your student account in CareerLink. You will need your 10-digit student ID number
handy to complete your account. Then create your resume in a Word document and upload
the file to your account. Step three, schedule and complete a mock interview with the Career
Services Office. Finish those three steps and you’re ready to start applying for internships.
It’s that easy! If you meet the program requirements and are
ready for an internship, feel free to stop by the Career Services Office located in University
Center, Room 106, one floor up from the Bookstore. Be sure to come in at least one semester before
you are ready to start your search. Hope to see you soon!

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