What to consider before applying for the internship courses
Before you consider an internship course in your next semester consider these workload issues:
- How many courses are you already planning to take in the semester?
- How demanding will the courses you are taking be on your schedule?
- Do you have the time to devote 100 hours or more to an internship?
- Do you understand that taking on more than the required 100 hours will not improve your grade in this course
- Do you have time to commute to and from the internship in addition to the work hours?
- Can you afford to commute to this internship if it is unpaid?
- Are you prepared to take an online course and be responsible for meeting course obligations without regular class meetings?
Here is what you will gain in the internship course:
- The online support of your peers and internship coordinator as you make the most of your internship experience while earning credits toward your major and graduation.
- The insight and expert analytical thinking skills required for complex communication issues at work developed through reflection on your internship experience in the courses.
- An understanding of your competencies and expertise as you make connections between coursework and what you experience in professional life.
- Recognition of the complexities of the professional world as the course guides you through the negotiation of these multi-leveled relationships and helps you to build networking skills.
- Professional skills in meeting deadlines, participating in structured online dialogues, communicating with others about required tasks, and managing feedback on your work products.