Internships @ Scranton
Internships and other practical experiences are forms of EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING that integrate knowledge and theory from the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. The Center for Career Development provides extensive support every step of the way for Scranton students. To secure academic credit for your internship, you must contact your academic advisor directly.
By adding these experiences to the educational experience at The University of Scranton, students:
- Establish career goals and objectives relevant to areas of interest
- Apply classroom learning to an appropriate work setting, gaining valuable experience in the field
- Further develop a strong network of professional contacts within industries
- Gain an in depth understanding of a chosen field
- Develop "soft skills" to enhance future performance and marketability
- Build professional confidence through regular interactions with professionals in the field
Meet with a career counselor in Center for Career Development:
- Discuss career plans
- Establish goals and objectives
- Develop a focused resume and cover letter
- Construct a comprehensive search and identify resources
- Prepare for interviews - Visit our Interview Guide
- Schedule a mock interview
- Big Interview - Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school.
Research possible industries. What skills are needed?
Create an account / profile with:
- LinkedIn (Professional networking site. Connect with Scranton alumni)
- Handshake (Recruiting platform for The University of Scranton students and alumni)
Follow up with the Center for Career Development to provide updates
Utilize ALL Your Resources!
Here's a checklist!
- Network with faculty, alumni, friends, and family
- Company websites
- Career expos
- Company information sessions and campus interviews
- Mock interviews
- Informational interviews with alumni and professionals
- Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals
- Job boards such as Vault.com, Indeed.com, InternshipPrograms.com, USAJOBS.gov, and Idealist.org
- Click here for general guidelines for credit bearing internships
For information about internships, please contact email@example.com or call (570) 941-7640.
Your summer experiences provide you with an opportunity to explore your interests, develop insight into various career fields, and build your skill set. If you've secured an unpaid internship, your experience will be valuable, but could involve some personal expense. These costs may include travel to and from your destination, housing, living expenses, and/or tuition for internship credit. To help, the University offers several scholarship awards to support students doing unpaid internships or research.
The Career Center can help you identify funding opportunities to support your internship. Use the list below as you begin to explore funding sources that are both internal and external to the University.
- American Red Cross - Non-Profit, Health Care
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Government
- Shamrock Communications - Radio, Communications
- TMG Health - Health Care, Technology
- Walt Disney World College Program - All disciplines
- Swiss Finance - Business, Finance
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