INT 210 : Internship Experience I

This course offers students an opportunity to apply classroom learning and academic skills in a supervised work experience related to their chosen field of study. It assists students in exploring and wisely choosing a career, while promoting personal growth and development. The work-based learning component helps students develop the skills of problem solving, decision making, and reflective thinking that increases their overall success in the workforce. Students work 10-12 hours a week in their internship position for a minimum total of 120 hours and must participate in a weekly seminar. The internship seminar helps students develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the world of work by discussing related topics and sharing on-the-job concerns with peers. Faculty and employers provide professional guidance to students in setting and achieving career goals. Prerequisite(s): Permission from the Experiential Education Center. Instructional Support Fee applies. 3 credits Fall
1. Employ technical and professional communication skills in a work setting. 2. Recognize industry standards, organizational structures, culture, and ethics. 3. Connect competencies to academic theory and practice through reflection. 4. Develop critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills. 5. Integrate knowledge of self, others, and society across multiple contexts (personal, community, industry, and global). 6. Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.