Did you know the number one secret to getting the first professional job is to complete an INTERNSHIP?
Every year 65-70% of undergraduate students complete at least ONE internship. Over 60% of those internships convert to full-time job offers (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2011).
Career Services, in collaboration with Seattle University's Academic Partners, recommend that students, staff, faculty, alumni and employers utilize the following definition of internships/professional experiences and adhere to the criteria listed below.
Definition of Internship/Professional Experience
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Developed based on the Position Statement on U.S Internshipsproduced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, July 2011
College of Nursing
Diagnostic Ultrasound clinical internship
Chemistry undergraduate research and senior synthesis projects