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Center for Career Development
Cyndi Freeman Director,
Center for Career Development
Our lives have been disrupted by the Coronavirus. For many, our work lives have been disrupted as well. Some of us are working from home, while others have faced furloughs, lay-offs and shutdowns. However, there are industries who are hiring. From warehouses, to shipping, and to healthcare, they are hiring to meet demand based on our current environment. The Franklin University Center for Career Development wants to directly extend our hand to you. The Center has compiled a list of employers who are hiring now, to support you and the community in our current environment in response to the Coronavirus. Please feel free to pass this along to friends and family who might be looking for immediate employment.
The Center for Career Development recently partnered with GradLeaders to assist our students in helping them in their career search. Career Engaged at Franklin powered by GradLeaders will make its debut on our student site in June, but until then we will post some of the great content they will be offering. Like the Center for Career Development, GradLeaders has been compiling a list of their employers that are hiring now. For more information, visit here. Franklin students and alumni are welcome to check out this content to assist them in their career search. We hope that you find Career Engaged at Franklin powered by GradLeaders as exciting and innovative as we do in Career Development.
Listen to the Franklin University Alumni Podcast - this month they talked with Cyndi Freeman from Franklin's Center for Career Development. Cyndi shares key strategies for those who are looking for a new career during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen, here.
The Center for Career Development has created two PrepChat workshops. These are two short 10 minute videos - one on Phone Interviews and one on Video Interviews (during this time).
PrepChat: The Phone Interview
PrepChat: The Video Interview
Additional resources to support you (resume templates, training, workshops and other tools) can be found below.
Franklin students and alumni who need the Center's assistance and services, please email email@example.com
FAQs & Tips for the Transition
1. I am used to working in 'said' industry or environment and might need to move to another industry. What do I do to gain quick employment during this time?
We understand times are tough and the need for employment is greater than ever. Our hope is that we can provide a service to our local community to help them find a new environment where people can shine while they await a time when their industry becomes more sustainable. And you never know, this new environment just might lend itself to a new passion.
2. Do you suggest people walk-in, or go online to apply for jobs?
Start online with the application. Call the desired company, ask for the manager, let them know that you have applied for a position and ask about next steps.
3. What are three tips for securing employment quickly?
Be professional, don’t beg for a job.
Follow the company’s protocol, start online, call after.
Dress professionally for the interview.
Aetna has entry level jobs available in New Albany.
Cardinal provides medical supplies/devices and pharmaceutical drugs to hospitals and medical staff across the United States. At this time they are a CRITICAL business and need their products to be packed and shipped out with no delays. You could make a difference - check out their careers page
On Twitter, images of notes from Costco management have started circulating asking for recommendations for job candidates to help manage spikes in sales and foot traffic.
Dollar General is hiring for a "number of full and part-time positions" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a post on its website.
"For any individual whose job has been temporarily impacted by the effect of COVID-19, we currently have a number of full and part time positions available across our stores, distribution centers and private fleet network," the post reads.
In a press release on March 19, Domino's announced that it would be hiring for several immediate positions including "delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers and assistant managers."
Startup Fortuity Calling, which went live a few months ago with three clients, is nearing 20 employees and has the equipment to triple, co-founder and CEO Fred Brothers said. The entire staff of its Franklinton call center was set up to work from home a week ago.
Columbus City Schools are working with many of our community's non-profit, business and social service partners to assist families with access to essential services as our city responds to the threat of the COVID-19. If any organizations or individuals are interested in volunteering or making a donation, please click here for more information.
For access to thousands of social service, government and community resources in Franklin County, you can call 2-1-1 (614.221.2255) or visit www.211centralohio.org.
Finish your degree at Franklin
Consider finishing your degree - Franklin will transfer up to 94 of your community or technical college credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. Masters and Doctoral degrees offered too!
Jet’s Pizza is looking to hire workers across the nation, including in Ohio. The company is currently looking to hire delivery drivers at each of its locations. Jet’s says delivery drivers make between $13 – $16 per hour, based on tips and mileage. Those interested in applying can call their local Jet’s Pizza location directly.
Morning View Community Services is in immediate need of essential caregivers.
Pay starts at $12.50/hour and all necessary training is provided.
Applications can be filled out online or at their office at 2887 Johnstown Road, Columbus, OH 43219
Any questions, please call Ina Grove at 614-841-9774.
The beverage giant said it plans to hire 6,000 new, full-time, full-benefit frontline employees across the U.S. in the coming months. "Our frontline employees – the people you see stocking your favorite bags of chips or canisters of oats, the people driving those products there and the ones originally making them in plants across the country – are the backbone of PepsiCo Foods and we appreciate their heroic efforts," said PepsiCo Foods North America CEO Steven Williams in a statement.
New Jersey launched a website for people to find in-demand jobs at essential businesses during the pandemic.
When businesses shut down or lay off employees, they are required to give a notice to the feds and the state. A change intended to make that process easier is being made because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services knows many businesses will be laying off employees or shutting their doors because of the coronavirus problem. The agency’s Bret Crow says employers are being given one simple number to file under instead of individual ones.
They will expedite the processing of benefits for employees who will lose their jobs because they want to make sure all employees receive seamless benefits and get benefits quicker.
The Central Ohio ReEmployment & Resource Virtual Hiring Event was designed to provide you an opportunity to connect with businesses that have available positions and are ready to hire all without leaving the comfort of your home. The Virtual hiring event is presented by the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO), OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County, One Columbus, Columbus Chamber and our media sponsor WBNS 10TV.
How it Works: The hiring events will occur weekly (Thursday-Saturday), you may register for the week of the event beginning Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. at the link below. We will feature new employers weekly. Participants will need to register for each event once it is available.
After registering, you will be able to access your profile to review your information and upload a resume through the add document feature. The link below will return you to the event log-in portal to review your profile and access the event once it goes live on Thursday. You can access the hiring event from 8:00 a.m. on Thursday through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. During the virtual hiring event, you can go through each booth, learn more about the company and apply for available positions. You also can message the employer if you have questions about a position listed.
We would love to reach students local to the Columbus area, those who have remained in their off-campus housing, and those who have recently lost their current job due to statewide closures.Students studying subjects like neuroscience, biology, psychology, special education, speech language pathology, or any other pre-health track often come through our agency during their undergraduate careers. However, we are happy to meet with students of all majors. Many of our PCAs are looking to attend programs to become doctors, physician assistants, occupational or physical therapists, and as well as social workers or teachers.
Attached to this email is a copy of the PCA position flyer which gives some more information on the job, but to summarize the main points it offers:
$12.50/hour for all weekend shifts
Hundreds of hours of patient care experience
Potential for a letter of recommendation
Mobile online portal for team communication, scheduling and more
Per Twitter Post: If you know someone who works in the service industry and is affected by the closure of bars and restaurants please apply. We have tons of job openings both clinical and non-clinical.
Salem is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties, Salem owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2700 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; Salem Web Network, a leading Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming; and Salem Publishing, a leading publisher of Christian themed magazines. Salem owns and operates 100+ radio stations, with 70+ stations in the nation’s top 25 markets – and 25 in the top 10.
These companies generally have quick temporary work that can help you and your family, in the short term. You could take a position with them, until your position opens back up. And/or some positions could lead to permanent work.
SugarCreek is one of the nation’s leading food manufacturers. They process and co-develop products for more than 50 of the nation’s largest and best-known brands.
With six major manufacturing facilities located throughout the Mid-West, SugarCreek is in a period of aggressive growth and we're looking for top talent.
They have a current need for several industrial electricians at their Washington Court House facility.
For more information about all open positions, please visit here.
Walgreens is hiring for 9,500 positions in its US stores to accommodate "significant demands on stores and pharmacies during this time," according to a March 19 messsage on its website. Walgreens is especially looking for customer service associates, pharmacy technicians, and shift leads.
Walmart, the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer and straining under pressure to get goods in the hands of its customers during the coronavirus crisis, is looking to grow its workforce.
The retail giant said it will hire 150,000 new employees through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, and distribution and fulfillment centers. The jobs will be temporary, but many will convert to permanent roles, according to a news release Thursday.
“We know millions of Americans who are usually employed at this time are temporarily out of work, and at the same time we’re currently seeing strong demand in our stores,” Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said in the release.
An executive order issued by Governor DeWine expands flexibility for Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits during Ohio's emergency declaration period. Unemployment benefits will be available for eligible individuals who are requested by a medical professional, local health authority, or employer to be isolated or quarantined as a consequence of COVID-19, even if they are not actually diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition, the waiting period for eligible Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits will be waived.
Wallick Communities is headquartered in Columbus, OH with various communities across the Midwest.
They have immediate needs and open positions can be viewed, here.
There is a temporary employment opportunity at the YMCA of Central Ohio.
Shelter for Isolation & Quarantine (SIQ) is a 24 hour/7 day a week facility housing 100 individuals and/or families who are experiencing homelessness in a hotel setting. Those staying at the SIQ are those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are under testing for COVID-19 or are symptomatic while under isolation or quarantine. They need 4-6 staff/volunteers for each shift, running 12 hour shifts. The pay rate is $25/hour.
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
Zoom is hiring, including remote opportunities. For more information, view here.
New! MyCareer powered by GradLeaders
Invested in student success since 1902, Franklin University through its Center for Career Development is committed to expanding services to students and alumni. MyCareer powered by GradLeaders is the newest addition to the center’s portfolio of resources that help students and alumni capitalize on professional opportunities. An online career management system, MyCareer increases connectivity between Franklin students and alumni and employers. This system streamlines interactions between job seekers and employers including, résumé and profile sharing, job posting and management, and career-related event management. With 24-7 access to search jobs, connect with employers and manage multiple résumés, cover letters and other employment-related documents, MyCareer is a career tool designed with the needs of busy Franklin students and alumni in mind.
MyCareer for Students
At Franklin University, your success is our success. With you in mind, the Center for Career Development at Franklin has added MyCareer powered by GradLeaders to our portfolio of student resources. With MyCareer, you will have access to people and tools that will encourage and support your career advancement. The online career management system allows you to build a professional profile in which you can manage multiple résumés, cover letters and other employment-related documents, connect with employers, search jobs, participate in workshops and more. Registration is easy, quick and free. With 24-7 access to MyCareer, you can accelerate and expand your career on your schedule.
Take advantage of MyCareer powered by Gradleaders to
Share your résumé and profile with hiring employers around the world
View and RSVP for career fairs and events
Maintain a personal career services calendar, and track career search progress
Manage multiple résumés, cover letters and employee-related documents
You chose Franklin University to help you earn your degree and we’re committed to helping you get the most out of it. With you in mind, the Center for Career Development at Franklin has added MyCareer powered by GradLeaders to our portfolio of alumni resources. MyCareer is an online career management system that provides access to people and tools that will encourage and support your career advancement. The one-stop career services resource allows you to search job openings – including advanced features to ensure posted positions meet your specifications, improve your visibility with employers and more. Registration is easy, quick and free. With 24-7 access to MyCareer, you can accelerate and advance your career path on your schedule.
Take full advantage of MyCareer powered by GradLeaders, your one-stop career services resource to:
Search and filter posted job openings with advanced search tools to find jobs that meet your specifications, including function, industry, location, salary, and keywords.
Find important dates and program updates on the MyCareer alumni dashboard
Gain increased visibility to employers. Share your résumé and profile with the employer network to enhance and expand your exposure to hiring employers around the world.
Utilize JobMatch functionality, an automatic way for employers and candidates to conveniently find one another. When you register with MyCareer, JobMatch will conveniently return a list of openings posted to our job board that match your specific profile.
Create and save Job Search Agents to ensure you won’t miss new opportunities as they arise. Save your preferred searches and receive emails notifying you of job openings that match your saved job files.
Alumni can access this free service www.franklin.edu/my-career-alumni. Alumni who graduated 2013 to present - have been added to the system and can sign in using their Franklin username and password. Alumni before 2013 can as a '1st time user - create an account'.
If you’re looking to hire great talent at your organization, put Franklin to work for you. MyCareer powered by GradLeaders is a new online platform for Franklin students and alumni as well as employers. Get connected to exceptional grads and gain access to student profiles and résumés, post jobs, schedule interviews, register for career fairs and more. Our dynamic job board and tools will help your organization seamlessly recruit Franklin students and alumni.
Franklin prides itself on offering top notch services that meet the demands of our student body. Franklin students told us they wanted expanded career development and we took that to heart.
Cyndi Freeman, Director, Center for Career Development: With more than 20 years of higher education and workforce development experience, Cyndi has a wealth of knowledge and is a true champion for students.
Sarah Lathrop, Assistant Director, Center for Career Development: Sarah has been with Franklin for more than 15 years in various roles. However, the one role that Sarah has always taken to heart is making processes for students as painless as possible. Through her innovative problem solving methods, Sarah really does make it possible.
Tim Goetz, Senior Career Development Specialist: Tim has been a Franklin student advocate for more than 13 years. His ability to communicate with students in a meaningful way makes him a great asset to the university and to Franklin students. Tim takes your experience personally and wants you to have a top notch Franklin experience.
We can be reached at 614-947-6015, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the Otte Center for Student Services.
Career Exploration and Assessments
Need some ideas for careers you might like?
Whether you are just starting out, or wondering if another career would suit you better, self-assessments can help you consider different options and confirm types of careers that might be right for you.
What can a self-assessment help you do?
Learn about occupations that are a good match for you
Decide where you need more training or experience
Identify the skills you bring to a job
Write more personal, detailed resumes and cover letters
Consider careers you may not have thought about before
Explore careers and complete an interest, skills, and/or work values self assessments here.
Your Workforce Ready Toolbox
At Franklin University we believe that your education doesn’t just take place in the classroom, it takes place in the world around you as well. Helping you become more knowledgeable about your career development is just one of the ways Franklin makes it personal. The Center for Career Development offers students a Workforce Ready Toolbox to assist you in making your next career move.
The most frequent question the center gets is, “What do you think about my resume?” And at the core, it is not what someone thinks about your resume, but is your resume serving you well in the advancement of your career and/or your strategic job search? A resume is a summary of your work history, skills, and education. A resume should be crafted and edited for each specific position for which you apply, and it should be just one or two pages long. News flash, your resume really isn’t about you. Your resume is about how you can fulfill the needs of the employer, easing their pain.
The team in the Center for Career Development is available to assist you with your resume, cover letters, job search strategy, interview skills and post-interview. To submit your resume for review – please email your resume, a little about what you’re looking for, and some of the challenges you’ve faced to email@example.com
In the Center for Career Development, we fondly refer to training, workshops and other resources for you as 'Prep Talks'. These pieces are designed to be both encouraging and informative. Visit the Events page, to learn more about upcoming workshops for students and alumni.
Prep Talk Workshops: Encouraging and Informative
Applicant Tracking System (ATS): So you completely revamped your resume, it looks AMAZING, you then submitted that resume to 75 different job posts, and got 0 phone calls. What gives? Take a moment, with this Prep Talk article to learn how to get your resume past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and into the hands of the hiring manager.
Resume Basics: Your resume is a living document that must be updated and tailored to each position. How are you going to solve that employer’s pain point? In this on-campus session, you will learn the components of a resume, how to tailor it, and how to get it in the hands of the hiring manager. Take 20 minutes, with this Prep Talk Video to make sure your resume is employer ready.
Working a Career Fair to your Advantage: Spend 10 minutes, with this Prep Talk Video to learn how to harness the power of LinkedIn to connect with and build an expansive network of professionals and companies.
Tuesdays in FR 211 - descriptions, information, and registration is coming soon!
February 11: Resume Basics (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
February 25: Strategic Job Search (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
March 3: Networking (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
March 10: Interviewing Skills (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
March 17: LinkedIn (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
March 24: How to Work a Career Fair (12-1pm or 5-6pm)
Career Fair and Events
Franklin University holds a Career Fair bi-annually, typically in the Spring and in the Fall. This is the opportunity for students to connect with employers. While we hold the Career Fair on Franklin's main campus downtown, we also provide students outside of central Ohio a virtual career resource affording them to connect with the same employers from afar.
Spring Career Fair has been cancelled
Explored virtual flipbook, but it too does not make sense at this time
Will schedule a large ‘Welcome Back Career Fair’ when appropriate
Something to Consider- Virtual Career Fair (Central, OH)
Is your company/organization interested in recruiting Franklin University students or alumni for employment, learn more here.
Franklin Grads and Adjunct Positions
Adjunct Teaching FAQS for Franklin Graduates
I loved my experience at Franklin. Can I get my graduate degree at Franklin, and teach when I’m done?
Great, and thank you so much for thinking of Franklin – that is awesome! At the same time, it’s important to keep in mind that Franklin can only hire so many Franklin graduates to teach in the classroom. It’s important for an academic program to have faculty teaching from diverse backgrounds, educational experiences, and varying professional credentials. Franklin works diligently to maintain balance. In order to do that, Franklin must limit the number of Franklin graduates hired as adjuncts. Similarly, Franklin must limit the number of graduates from other institutions as well. We wouldn’t want all teaching faculty to come from the same institution, Franklin or otherwise.
The same thing holds true, for say a neighbor like Columbus State. They can only have ‘so many’ Franklin graduates on their teaching roster – as they are looking for a diverse experience for their students.
So, do not be alarmed if you need to look a little further for adjunct teaching opportunities. Consider those institutions that might not have a number of Franklin grads on the roster. You want to network, network, and network.
I could teach a number of different courses, but which ones ‘could’ I teach at Franklin?
Per accreditation guidelines, an adjunct must have completed 18 graduate credit hours in a specific field/discipline to teach at the undergraduate level. Now there are exceptions to this, specifically with industry related ‘alternative criteria’ – I mean, consider if Bill Gates wanted to teach Microsoft Excel?! But, we share this to offer perspective and set reasonable expectations.
For more information, please refer to the ‘Determining Qualified Instructional Faculty Guidelines’.
Workforce Ready Toolbox
The goal, is that all undergraduate students will be 'Workforce Ready'. Students will be encouraged to create a 'Workforce Ready Toolbox'. The current workplace demands a unique set of tools to be successful in being promoted internally or seeking a new position.
The 'Workforce Ready Toolbox' starts with a Resume, moves into tailored cover letters, skills to conduct a strategic job search, create an effective LinkedIn profile, and prepare for interviews.
Students are encouraged to craft a resume with the knowledge that a resume is a living document that requires tailoring for each position they apply to as well as adding new skills, knowledge, and education.
How far along are you in your degree program and/or are you an alumni
What kind of jobs are you looking for (including a link to a job that interests you is a huge help)
Anything else we might need to know, to be helpful
Resumes will be reviewed by someone in The Center for Career Development and returned with comments and recommendations, in 3-4 days. Students are encouraged to return the next draft for another look. At that time, students will receive instruction on how to tailor their resume for a particular position and to work in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Following that next draft, the resume will be forwarded to a field specific external reviewer (if needed). From there, the resume will be returned to the student.
2. Cover Letters
Students will have access to examples and encouraged to draft their cover letters to compliment their resume and to highlight his/her/their alignment with the position description.
Students will learn how to
Create a stationary
Select a format that is functional
Highlight alignment with an employer's 'pain points'
Submit a cover letter and resume as one document for review
3. Job Search
Students will be able to learning techniques on how to conduct a strategic job search utilizing available resources.
Students will learn how to:
Plan a strategic job search, staying on point and organized
Select the right job search engines
Create the right materials for each search engine
How to incorporate networking into a job search
4. LinkedIn Profile
Students will be encouraged to create a professional and effective LinkedIn profile for networking, as well as job search.
Students will learn, how to:
Create a polished and professional profile
Take a high quality profile photo
Use keywords in profile headline
Identify skill sets
Craft an about you section/career story
Include accomplishments in the experience section
Cultivate recommendations that matter
Customize profile URL
Understand professional positioning and how that can help a potential employer
5. Interview Preparation
Students will have access to resources and opportunities to provide for a range of interviews.
Students will learn, how to:
Understand the most common types of interviews
Prepare for interviews
Understand behavioral questions
Practice for an interview
As the right questions to ask following the interview
Description: An internship is a unique learning experience that integrates academic studies with practical work experience.
Process: To start the process, the student should check with an Academic Advisor for the most up-to-date list of programs for which internships are available. Generally, a student may participate in any internship as long as the prerequisites for that internship are met. For example, a BSAD student may apply for a marketing internship as long as the student meets the prerequisite requirements for the marketing internship. An international student on an F-1 visa is eligible only for an internship in their major area or graduate coursework.
With proper completion of requirements, a student may earn between one (1) and four (4) hours of major area, university elective or graduate coursework credit, as determined by the Academic Supervisor (program chair or designee). (See page 21 for guidelines in determining the number of credit hours that can be awarded.) Tuition is charged based on the standard undergraduate or graduate tuition rate. Undergraduate internships are listed as a 15-week course. Graduate internships are listed as 6- or 12-week courses. The internship dates are not required to align exactly with the trimester schedule.
Definition of Terms
Academic Advisor - The student’s assigned Franklin advisor on academic matters.
Program Chair - The head of an academic program
Academic Supervisor - The designee from the academic program who will help guide the student through the internship.
Internship Supervisor - The person assigned by the employer offering the internship who will supervise the student through the work of the internship while on the job.
Requirements: Prerequisites vary depending on the internship field. To apply for an internship, undergraduate and graduate students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and 3.0, respectively. See individual prerequisites in the current Academic Bulletin under Course Descriptions. The Academic Supervisor may choose to adjust the requirements to accommodate a student with extenuating circumstances.
Throughout the internship the student is encouraged to treat all people with respect without regard to age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familiar status, disability, veteran or military status and be committed to following ethical guidelines and laws concerning confidentiality and professional practice as prescribed by the employer.
Getting Started: The student will consult his/her Academic Advisor for guidance through the process of applying for an internship. The Academic Advisor will also provide contact information for the Academic Supervisor who will be responsible for the student during the internship.
At least one week prior to beginning internship employment, the student must have completed all steps required for approval as described in this Internship Manual and be registered for internship credit. Credit will not be given for (a) work begun before approval of the internship, (b) work already completed or (c) for current employment.
Step 1: The student consults with an Academic Advisor in Student Services to discuss internship credit, prerequisites, and GPA requirements. The Academic Advisor will provide the student with a copy of this Internship Manual. The student should read this Internship Manual carefully.
An international student in F-1 status with questions about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must consult with an International Advisor at the Office of International Services and Programs (OISP) regarding eligibility and immigration status requirements. (See Appendix F).
Step 2: The student acquires an internship. Suggested resources include:
Step 3: The student meets with the Internship Supervisor (the person who will directly supervise the student’s work at the internship site) to:
Discuss the learning objectives for the internship.
Complete the Internship Information form.
Discuss information needed to complete Internship Application & Learning Agreement (Appendix A) and obtain the signature of the Internship Supervisor on the form.
Obtain an Internship offer letter from the Internship Supervisor authorizing the internship
Step 4: The student schedules a meeting or phone call with the Program Chair to discuss the internship application and determine eligibility of the internship for credit. (The Program Chair may designate another professor as the Academic Supervisor for the internship.) Provide the Program Chair (or designee) with the Internship Application & Learning Agreement (Appendix A).
Discuss the draft of the learning objectives attached to the Internship Application and Learning Agreement. If requested by the Academic Supervisor, the student will revise the Internship Application & Learning Agreement to reflect the results of this discussion. Note that these learning objectives are likely to expand during follow-up meetings between the student and the Academic Supervisor where new learning opportunities will be explored.
If the Program Chair (or designee) approves the internship for credit, he or she will sign the Internship Application & Learning Agreement. Upon approval, the Program Chair or designee will serve as the Academic Supervisor for the duration of the internship. Note that the Program Chair will also need to approve the internship if the student is working with a faculty member (Academic Supervisor) designated by the Program Chair.
Schedule additional meetings with the Academic Supervisor and determine the due date of the Internship Portfolio (see Appendices B & G).
Step 5: The student submits the signed Internship Application & Learning Agreement (Appendix A) to an Academic Advisor who will register the student for the internship. An international student on an F-1 visa must also apply for Curricular Practical Training (Appendix F) with the Office of International Services and Programs (OISP) in order to request authorization to work off-campus. The Curricular Practical Training Application must be submitted to OISP at least one week before employment is scheduled to begin.
Step 6: The student begins the internship. During the internship, the student:
Completes all required activities and assignments as determined by the Internship Supervisor and the Academic Supervisor.
Maintains an Internship Portfolio containing the following required materials:
Work sample(s) screened for confidential or proprietary information
Evaluations (See syllabus for more details) (Appendix G)
Final Internship Portfolio Report
Meets periodically with the Academic Supervisor to discuss progress toward completing the learning objectives. As learning is accomplished, the student will likely become exposed to additional areas for learning that will need to be discussed with the Academic Supervisor and added to the scope of learning for the internship.
Step 7: The student completes the internship and requests a formal Performance Review with the Internship Supervisor. The evaluation form (Appendix C) is used to facilitate this discussion and once completed, the form becomes part of the Internship Portfolio.
Step 8: The student schedules a final meeting with the Academic Supervisor to review the completion of all requirements as documented in the Internship Portfolio.
Step 9: The Academic Supervisor evaluates the Internship Portfolio, discusses learning accomplished, and completes the Academic Supervisor Evaluation of the Student form (Appendix D). Each program may have additional requirements such as an oral or written presentation. Upon completion of this meeting, the Academic Supervisor submits the final grade for the student’s internship.
For specific assignment guidelines and complete details on how the internship will be evaluated and credit awarded, please refer to the Evaluation section of the Internship Syllabus. (Appendix G)
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