internships are carefully monitored work or service experiences in
which students have clear, intentional learning goals and actively
reflect on what they
are learning. Often, students choose to earn college credit for
performing internships, which makes them an even better idea. (At Berry
College, internships are graded on a pass/fail scale.)
allow students to clarify career goals, learn specific job skills from
experienced professionals, develop awareness of job responsibilities and
requirements, apply theories learned in the classroom to practical,
on-the-job situations, and gain valuable experience for future
employment or admission to graduate or professional school. Even better,
in 2012, the NACE Journal reported that 58 percent of
internships lead to full time positions!
Berry College student who has completed 60 or more credit hours and
earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 is eligible to do an Academic
an internship up for academic credit is a straightforward process – all
you have to do after securing an internship is work with a professor to
create a set of learning goals and complete an Internship Learning
Agreement. The Career Center is here to help students
find out what’s out there and define the types of internship
opportunities they might want to pursue, utilize resources to research
internship options, and complete the required paperwork for approval.
It's never too early to start exploring the possibilities!
Call or stop by the Career Center to get started.