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Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
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What Every College Student Should Know
- All internships are learning experiences – some may be paid while others may be non-paid depending upon industry trends.
- Make the most out of your internship experience by timely, quality work and applying critical thinking
- Gain real world experience and learn new skills while earning college credit
- Build your resume, portfolio, and/or curriculum vitae as well as collecting letters of reference
- Network and make new connections in the industry for any future job seeking opportunities
- Most employers (58% or more) are more likely to hire interns --- be professional
- Seek out challenges and demonstrate a desire to learn and develop
- Be respectful and courteous and make a positive impression
- Ask thoughtful questions and express your interest in learning more
- Treat your internship experience as if it were an extended job interview
Why Internships are so Important!
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.
Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 62% of students who completed an internship indicated they “definitely would” (36%) or “probably would” (26%) accept an offer for a full-time position from their most recent internship employers.
If you are a potential Internship Site, please connect with our staff and we will send you information about the procedures to qualify. The Career Services Internship Program is designed to give students flexibility to earn credit for an internship position that will complement their skills and college major. Therefore, a variety of positions may qualify for credit if they can fulfill minimum requirements.
Student Internship Proposal Packet
If you are interested in completing an internship for MCC credit the information below provides details on the process and how to get started.
- Five Steps to an internship
- Student Checklist for Internship Credit
- Internship Proposal Guidelines
- Student Internship Packet - to complete with your prospective Internship Supervisor and turn all forms in to MCC Career Services department, to begin the approval process
- Internship Evaluation Form - to be completed by the student after the internship is complete and returned to MCC faculty advisor
Risk Management Forms:
Every student who earns credit through the Career Services Internship Program must have a set of learning objectives that need to be fulfilled. These objectives are outlined by your academic faculty and found in your course syllabus. These objectives may include:
- Learn key skills required in your industry
- Gain a knowledge of core activities
- Learn how organizations measure success
- Discover career paths in industry
- Learn the organization’s culture
- Learn the organization’s chain of command/hierarchy
- Learn the organization’s policies/procedures
- Learn how the company communicates with its customers/target audience