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Internships & Career Development

Internships provide positions of responsibility for students in a professional environment under the supervision of an on-site professional and a faculty advisor.

Students are placed with participating employers for work terms during which they may earn generally up to 12 academic credits per semester in addition to acquiring on-site experience. While internships may be on-campus or off-campus experiences, they are generally characterized by an independent design and the integration of classroom work with practical experiences. Every internship should include some critical, reflective component.

An internship is designed to introduce the student to the opportunities, duties, and responsibilities of personal career objectives through an experience collaboratively planned by the student, academic department, the employer, and the Internship Coordinator. Thus, the student not only is made aware of the potential of a chosen career, but also becomes more acutely sensitive to the value of, and the necessity for, remaining academic studies.

Internship sites can be found locally, nationally, and internationally. While all internships carry academic credits, some internships also provide financial remuneration.

The Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services assists students with all aspects of career planning including choosing a major/career, self-assessment, exploring career-related interests, developing effective internship and job searching strategies, applying to graduate school or changing careers.

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By The Numbers

Academics

88

Students made the President's List in spring '14

Academics

96%

of faculty hold terminal degrees

Academics

479

Students made the Dean's List in spring '14

Academics

94

full-time faculty

Academics

$538,823

The amount received by the Natural Sciences Department from external agencies through grant writing over the past three years.

Academics

14:1

student to faculty ratio

Academics

30+

majors

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