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Why Participate in an Internship Opportunity?
Nationally, nearly 70% of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs
to their interns last year! Internships have become the “new interview” in the job
search process for both students and employers.
An internship offers a student the opportunity to get a foot in the door with a company,
and provides employers with the potential talent to help them grow their business.
Ready to begin? Review the Student Manual for program requirements, eligibility, and
Contact the COB Internship Office at [email protected] for resources to help you
achieve a successful internship experience!
Meet the Interns
Read about Claire Wolfe's Internship at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland
Read about Darci Napolillo's Internship at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Read about Meghan Whitney's Internship at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford,
Read about RaeAnn Johnson's Internship at Salon Blu & Day Spa in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Read about Wayne Bersano's Internship at the Detroit Marriott in Detroit, Michigan
Read More Internship Testimonials
Resources For Students
For Internship Host Sites
Performance Evaluation Forms
Mid-Term Evaluation Forms
Final Evaluation Forms
Handshake is the new university recruiting platform that allows students and alumni
to request services, view resources, explore careers, learn about career events, view
employment postings, apply for jobs, and schedule interviews. Students and alumni
will find Handshake in MyFSU on their dashboard.
Handshake allows employers to post full-time and part-time positions, internships,
and experiential learning opportunities. Employers can view and use a chat feature
to directly connect with students and alumni with profiles. Employers utilize this
system to register for Career Fairs and events, request on campus visits and interviews,
and pre-schedule interviews with students.
Employers will find a link to Handshake on the CLACS Career Center webpage, or at
BeneFits of an Internship for Students
- Enhances classroom learning by integrating academic curriculum and real-world work
- Internship programs enable students to apply classroom theory to actual work situations.
Confirms or redirects career decision-making through on-the-job experience in a chosen
- Internship programs allow students to test out their interests and develop their long-range
career plans, and provide a basis to select elective course work which integrates
their studies and career goals.
- Internship programs enhance the graduate’s marketability by providing on-the-job training.
- Students enrolled in internship programs show increased academic performance (higher
G.P.A., fewer failed courses), and a 20% greater graduation rate.
- Encourages completion of college for all students-from top performers to traditionally
non-college bound students by linking school to work and by providing access to internship
- Enhances affordability of college through employer-paid wages. This is a means of
financial assistance that is available to all students, regardless of family income
levels or other financial aid arrangements.
- Internship programs develop students’ overall maturity by strengthening resourcefulness,
problem-solving skills, self-confidence, self-discipline and sense of responsibility.
- Students develop human relations skills through interaction in career settings.
- Improves job opportunities after graduation by giving students valuable work experience
and contact with potential future employers.
- Provides a better understanding of what is expected if one is to succeed in the workplace.
- Internships can provide broader, more meaningful work experience than is often available
to an off-the-street hire.
- Teaches valuable job-search skills such as career assessment, resume writing and interviewing
Internship Benefits for Providers
- The cost of recruiting internship students averages sixteen times less than recruiting
recent college graduates.
- Almost 50 percent of internship students accept permanent positions with their internship
employers. The retention of college graduates after 5 years of employment is 30% greater
for internship graduates.
- Typically, students on internship receive lower salaries and fewer fringe benefits
than permanent employees.
- Total wages average less for internship students. In addition, employers are not required
to pay unemployment compensation taxes on wages of internship students if they are
enrolled in a qualified program.
- The percentage of minority group members hired is twice as high among internship students
as among recent college graduates, thus assisting internship employers in meeting
- Internship programs provide an opportunity to evaluate employees prior to a decision
regarding full-time employment.
- The internship graduate’s work performance is superior to that of a college graduate
without internship. Students are more flexible and easily adapt to a professional
- Regular staff members are freed up from more basic aspects of their jobs to focus
on more demanding and profitable assignments.
- Internship programs supply students who have new ideas and fresh approaches. Internship
students bring state-of-the-art technical knowledge to their work assignments.
- Internship graduates are promoted sooner (and further) than other graduates.
- Internship programs build positive relationships between businesses and schools.