In today’s job market, employers expect applicants to have real-world experience. For students, internships are a way to test-drive a career or employer. Plus, an internship may turn into employment.
Benefits for Students
- Gain practical work experience, confidence and employability skills.
- Become more marketable and familiar with the world of work.
- Earn course credit - some degree programs integrate an internship as a requirement for graduation. Contact your program lead instructor for more information.
- Network with experienced professionals in the industry.
- Opportunity to collaborate, gain professional references and obtain potential job leads.
- Respect the organization’s reporting structure and follow the policies and procedures of the employer.
- Complete required paperwork including evaluation forms and journals. Requirements may vary by programs.
- Represent NWTC by acting in an ethical manner when on and off-campus.
- Collaborate with your lead instructor and employer to develop a plan.
- As soon as possible, communicate with your program’s instructors/advisors to create your internship timeline.
- Create/review resume and cover letter. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for a resume review.
- Register on Handshake to begin searching for open internship positions.
- Contact Career Services for assistance with your search for an internship.
- Visit the Career Closet to obtain professional clothing for your interview.
- Participate in a mock interview with a career advisor.
- Secure your internship and continue to grow and advance your career!