Career Services assists students in identifying part-time opportunities on-and off-campus. Opportunities are typically posted on Eagle Career Network; however, students should get their resumes critiqued by Career Services prior to applying.
Career Services also coordinates processing for students that have received work aid positions on campus.
Documents for word aid employment:
Undergraduates and graduates can apply to become a Career Services paraprofessional and work alongside Career Services staff. Our Career Eagle Officer (CEO) program is designed for undergraduates to learn more about career services and the career development process first hand, while advising Career Services staff on key marketing strategies to build career awareness on campus. Graduate students have the opportunity to coordinate practicum requirements and carry out various career practitioner functions such as student appointments, workshops, presentations and event operations.
Internship for Credit
Typically 40 hours of internship work for each hour of academic credit earned. Students who attempt a three credit hour internship would work 120 hours over a semester of approximately 14 weeks. There is flexibility with the work period and work hours. Overall, the employer should strive to create work opportunities which are consistent with the university’s academic calendar.
Students should consult their academic departments to learn more about internships courses and practicums that may or may not be associated with their major.
Students enrolled in internship or practicum courses must complete an internship placement form with Career Services upon securing an actual internship.
Internship for non-credit
Students can complete a paid internship for no credit. The internship must still be reported to Career Services via the internship placement form.
Co-ops are a structured method of instruction whereby students alternate or coordinate their studies with a job in a field related to their academic and career objectives. Therefore, co-ops are typically full-time and paid.
Students should consult their academic departments and financial aid about completing a co-op prior to applying or accepting a position.
A general rule in timing your internship is to search and apply the semester before. For example, if you are looking to complete a fall internship, then it is recommended to begin searching the spring semester, and perhaps summer before.
In any case, students should research the industry and learn if there are any aggressive timelines that would suggest they need to act sooner. For example, accounting and finance organizations typically recruit for summer internships in the fall.