Internships posted in SJUcareers in the 2016-2017 School Year

%

of employers use internships as a recruiting tool for full-time positions

Source: NACE 2017 Internship and Co-Op Report

Months

the amount of time in advance employers begin recruiting for internship opportunities

Source: NACE 2017 Internship and Co-Op Report

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Internships are typically one-time work or service experiences related to your major or career goal. The internship plan generally involves working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. By participating in an internship you can apply what you are learning in the classroom, develop new skills, build your resume, network, and reality-test a career.

Some things to consider before you launch your search:

For credit or not for credit?

Many majors at SJU offer an opportunity to receive credit for an internship. When deciding if this is the best route for you consider the following: does my major offer academic credit for internships? What are the requirements and do I meet them? Does my internship site meet the requirements? Have I completed all the proper paperwork?

Paid vs. unpaid?

There is value in both paid and unpaid internship experiences. When reviewing your resume for full-time opportunities, employers will be focused on the skills that you gained from the experience and how you will apply them to support their organization.

What semester works best?

It’s never too early to get an internship! While some employers may have requirements around class level, many are just looking to hire the right student for the role. You want to consider whether you would prefer to intern during the fall or spring semester while in class or devote your summer to an internship experience. Also consider your other goals for your time at SJU. Do you want to study abroad? Be a Summer Scholar? Plan appropriately to fit it all in. The Career Development Center offers a Map a Plan activity if you would like to walk through your time left on campus.

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