Internships and co-op positions are an important part of your education.
What is an internship?
An internship is a position or opportunity that gives you practical, real-world experience related to your career goals. Internships can be paid or unpaid and many times, allow you to earn academic credit.
Why are internships important?
Internships can act as significant first steps in your career. They allow you to gain critical job search and networking skills — and often lead to employment after graduation. In fact, roughly 63 percent of our recent graduates had their jobs lined up before they graduated and many are at places where they interned.
Experience gained as an intern can make you more competitive in the job market, build your resume, and increase your starting salary. Internships also allow you to test career paths and adjust your educational plan to line up with your future goals.
Finding an Internship
The hands-on experience our Learn by Doing philosophy provides prepares students for highly-coveted co-op and internship positions. Our students have held internships and co-ops in a wide variety of companies, non-profits and organizations including Apple, Amazon, Disney, Brightview, the National Park Service, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and more.
- Career Services
- Career Services offers resources that can assist you in finding jobs and internships including a listing of available positions. They also offer services such as career counseling, interview and resume help, a business clothing closet, and more.
- Career Fairs
- A variety of career fairs are offered every quarter and offer you the opportunity to network and meet face to face with employers in order to learn about potential jobs and internships.
- Colleges and Department Offices
- Many colleges and departments also maintain listings of internship opportunities that are applicable to their students. Your college or department may also be available to help in your search and will have the paperwork you will need to complete in order to receive credit for your internship.