The following information pertains to internships and employment opportunities for students at the university. These opportunities are designed to provide students with hands-on experience in their respective fields. It is important for students to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and requirements outlined below in order to make the most out of these opportunities.
Internships are an integral part of the university experience and offer a unique chance for students to gain practical skills and knowledge. As such, all students interested in pursuing a for-credit internship must have a completed Student Placement Agreement on file with the Career Center by the fifth day of the semester. Failure to do so may result in administrative dismissal from the internship course. To assist students, the Career Center has provided a range of resources including a comprehensive Internship Handbook, Summer Internship Guidance, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students are also required to have a completed Host Site Agreement on file with the Career Center before beginning their internship. A step-by-step guide is available for students to complete this agreement, along with an Incident Form should any issues arise during the internship.
As a potential hosting site for an intern, your organization can play a crucial role in students' professional development. By providing a learning environment and meaningful tasks, employers have the opportunity to shape the future workforce. To host an intern, you must have a completed Host Site Agreement on file with the Career Center. Once submitted, the Career Center will review and approve the agreement, thus enabling the intern to begin their placement.
To assist students in finding internships, the university has established partnerships with several organizations. These include Handshake, Indiana INTERNnet, Internships.com, LinkedIn, Parker Dewey, Disney College Program, and various Internship Scholarship Programs. Handshake provides students with access to job postings, career coaching, and assistance in creating a resume and cover letter. Indiana INTERNnet offers micro-internships, which involve short-term, project-based assignments to help students gain experience and build their professional network. Internship.com is another useful resource for students to find internship opportunities. Additionally, LinkedIn can provide students with networking and career opportunities, while Parker Dewey offers a unique chance to gain experience and create a professional portfolio. The Disney College Program is open to all majors and provides students with the opportunity to network with executives, live in protected housing, and have unlimited access to Disney parks. Lastly, the university offers a range of internship scholarship programs with specific requirements to help students gain valuable experiences and explore potential career paths.
For students seeking employment opportunities, the university is proud to have companies such as Amazon, Apple, Barclays, Disney, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola recruit from our student body. Other notable employers include Rolls Royce, Chicago Cubs, FedEx, Hershey, NCAA, Toyota, Southwest Airlines, Infosys, Chicago Police, Seattle Mariners, and Nestle. By preparing students for the workforce and providing them with access to top employers, the university is committed to helping our students succeed in their chosen fields.