The student will design a creative project that benefits the company above and beyond what the student normally does at work (i.e., employee handbook, job analysis, feasibility study, training manual). It should result in the student learning something new from his/her internship assignment. During the first two weeks of the quarter the student must identify the project for the course and notify the instructor. This project must meet the approval of the employer and the instructor. At the end of the quarter, the student will have the supervisor and instructor evaluate the project. Please refer to the calendar for the due date for the final project. The project must be bound. Please see former projects in the office of the instructor.
Guidelines for Choosing a Project
Choose a project that will benefit the company that employs you; choose a project that interests you.
Choose a project that will make you more visible in the company.
Challenge yourself, but have some basic knowledge of the project you need.
Internship Group Meetings
The students will meet with the coordinator and other internship students for three group meetings during the quarter. Each meeting will be about two hours. The purpose of the group meetings is to: explain internship requirements; present information on obtaining jobs, including developing resumes; and have students make oral presentations on their current positions.
The purpose of the work journal is for the student to take a look inside himself/herself and think about changes, reasons for actions or major occurrences. It should reflect thoughts and feelings about himself/herself, others, and situations, and include what he/she learned from the work experience that day. The weekly log entry allows the student to contemplate the learning process on the job.
Work journals should be one full single-spaced page in length and may represent daily entries or a more lengthy analysis of one’s learning experience. The format to be followed will be presented at the first internship meeting. The work journal will generally be turned in weekly to the coordinator by email.
Presentation on Position using PowerPoint and Handout
An oral presentation supported by the use of PowerPoint and a PowerPoint handout will be made by each student. The presentation should consist of the following: introduction to the company; your position; your daily responsibilities; how the position relates to courses you have taken; explanation of your project; and a summary of the internship program.
Employers will receive an evaluation form to complete. The evaluation will reflect your performance on the job.
Class attendance, weekly work journals, presentation, resume and reference list, project, and employer evaluation.