Making Your Internship Count

Author(s): Tracey Dowling Lord, Megan Hollis

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 104

Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |


Making Your Internship Count is a workbook designed for use concurrently with an experiential learning opportunity. 

Divided into sections for both the student Intern and the professional supervisor, the workbook moves through time-relevant professional development exercises and tips before the internship begins, during the settling in and on-boarding phase, the mid-point and the wrapping up and off-boarding phase.

Student interns are provided with exercises including growth and attainment of the NACE Career Readiness skills at the beginning, mid-point, and end-of-experience timeframes that help them track their personal and professional growth resulting from the experience.  This is especially useful for the student who has never worked in a professional work setting or has the goal of converting their internship into a full-time job offer.

Professional supervisors will find tools and pointers for preparing for an intern, supervising an intern in addition to delivery of an effective mid-semester and end-of-experience evaluation.  This is especially useful for supervisors interested in providing quality internship experiences and retaining interns while increasing organizational campus branding through word-of-mouth feedback from interns.

SECTION 1 Making Your Internship Count
What Is Experiential Learning?
Common Forms of Experiential Learning Opportunities
What Makes an Internship an Internship
Why Are You Pursuing an Internship?
Successful People Who Started as Interns
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Skills
First Impressions—Before You Begin Your Internship
Writing Your Learning Goals
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Skills Pre-Test

SECTION 2 Settling into Your Internship
Understanding Your Workplace Culture
Maintain Your Willingness to Learn
Be Open to Feedback
Check in on Your Learning Goals

SECTION 3 Avoiding the Mid-Point Slump
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Skills Mid-Point Skills Test

SECTION 4 Wrapping Up Your Internship
Closing Out Your Internship
Your Learning Goals—End-of-Experience Review
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Skills End-of-Experience Skills Test
Remembering Why You Pursued an Internship
Lasting Impressions—After Your Internship

SECTION 5 Maximizing Your Internship Supervision Experience
What Makes an Internship an Internship—It’s You!
Why Did Your Student Intern Pursue an Internship?
First Impressions—Before Your Intern Arrives
Onboarding Your Student Intern
National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Skills
Avoiding the Mid-Point Slump
Wrapping Up the Internship

Tracey E Dowling

Tracey Lord serves as the Program Director of Experiential Learning at Florida State University's Career Center. An experienced career coach, she delivered career advising and led programming efforts with Emory University's Goizueta Business School Career Management Center, the University of Georgia Career Center, and The University of Virginia – Semester at Sea program. She is both a proud Blazer, earning a BBA in Marketing from Valdosta State University, and a proud Seminole, earning a MS in Higher Education from The Florida State University. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA).
Twitter > @TraceyDLord

Megan Hollis

Megan Hollis currently serves as the Associate Director of Health Sciences Career Advising in VCU Career Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her current role, Megan worked at Florida State University in the Career Center for ten years. She also served on the board of the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers for eight years, including a year as President. Megan earned a B.S. in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and M.S. in Higher Education from Florida State University.

Related ISBN's: 9781524987459




ISBN 9781524987459

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days