An internship is more than a job.  It is an incredible opportunity to apply your academic training in a real-world setting, gain industry insight and advice from working professionals and transition from student to professional. Whether it’s paid or unpaid, for credit or experience, the range of skills that you will learn from an internship provides you with valuable experience and a competitive edge in your career search.

Through an internship you will have the opportunity to:

  • Put your academic training to work in a professional environment
  • Encounter challenging alternatives to classroom activities
  • Enter work situations and test classroom theories
  • Refine career objectives
  • Work as an entry-level professional
  • Gain valuable insight and experience in your chosen career field
  • Project responsibility, promptness and reliability

Student growth during the internship


  • Intellectual and emotional development
  • Look critically at information
  • Think creatively
  • Reflect
  • Listen to different viewpoints
  • Communicate effectively
  • Learn about yourself
  • Solve problems
  • Work in a team
  • Gain self-confidence


  • Career exploration
  • Apply and relate academic knowledge
  • Acquire more knowledge, skills, attitudes and values
  • Understand the corporate/professional environment
  • Get a glimpse of the company culture
  • Learn about careers of interest
  • Build a network of professionals
  • Transition from student to professional

Talk to a Career Advisor

Our experienced career advisors are prepared to help you navigate the career planning process.  We work with students through class activities and one-on-one coaching sessions to help you reach you goals with an internship that matches your interests.