As a form of experiential learning, internships provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom to current challenges facing companies and organizations. Internships also give students the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience, develop skills and make meaningful connections in a professional field. Students, by engaging in purposeful internships, will learn practical applications of their studies and be challenged to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of academic subject matter. Additionally, through reflective essays, students may identify potential career fields or research interests.

Internships offer students hands-on experience in a possible career field of interest, the opportunity to focus career goals and aspirations, and exposure to the wider world outside of classroom. This course serves to offer students the opportunity to formally connect the internship with wider academic interests. An audit notation will be placed on the student’s record upon notification from the Career Development Office. International students will work directly with the Center for Global Engagement to complete the course requirements.

In order to earn 0.13 unit (credit/no credit) of credit, the student must complete all required activities including the final reflection paper, daily journal and all class meetings. Students must complete the paper before the end of the fourth week of fall semester classes. Students may complete four internships either under EXPL 205 or EXPL 206 and receive up to 0.52 units of credit.

Internships offer students hands-on experience in a possible career field of interest, the opportunity to focus career goals and aspirations, and exposure to the wider world outside of the classroom. This course serves two purposes: to aid students in the identification and pursuit of internship opportunities and to offer students the opportunity to formally connect the internship with wider academic interests.

Students registering for this course will work collaboratively with a Career Development Office advisor. Working collaboratively with a Career Development Office advisor, students will produce high quality resumes and cover letters. Students will also discuss networking and practice interview skills. An audit notation. International students will work directly with the Center for Global Engagement to complete the course requirements.

Students must obtain an internship opportunity (60 hour minimum) within the first three weeks of class. In order to earn 0.13 units (credit/no credit) of credit, the student must complete all required activities including the final reflection paper and conversation with the faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will email the CDO and Registrar's Office upon completion of the required coursework. Students may complete four internships and receive up to 0.52 units of credit either under EXPL 205 or EXPL 206.