As a reminder, all Independent Study and Internship for Credit forms for Fall quarter are due to the Office of the Registrar by the 10th day of the quarter, which is October 8th.
We ask for your partnership in helping us feature student testimonials regarding summer internships on the Pathways to Professional Formation website. Please send me (with student’s permission) the student’s name, major, internship site, a one-paragraph overview of what they did and what impact the experience had, and a photo. I will post them on our main page. Thanks!
Hawks Abroad Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 -2:00 pm, Student Center 160
Learn about study abroad opportunities, including interning abroad. It is never too early to start planning!
Center for Community Engagement Information Table
Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 -1:00 pm, Student Center 1st Floor
Learn about paid and volunteer opportunities to engage in the neighborhood around SU.
How to Use Your Liberal Arts Degree in Tech
Thursday, October 10, 12:30 -1:20 pm, Student Center 210
During this panel conversation, you will have the opportunity to hear from a group of people working in the tech industry, serving in a variety of functional areas. The tech industry is built from a wide array of talent, not merely coders and engineers. Learn how these professionals utilized their liberal arts degrees to break into tech.
Many of us have questions about internship compensation, and it can be tricky to answer. In January 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a statement, which provides legal guidance on if an internship should be paid or unpaid. Called the “primary beneficiary test,” this test looks at who is the “primary beneficiary” of an internship—the company or the student. If the company is the primary beneficiary, then the internship must be paid. If, on the other hand, the student is the primary beneficiary, then the internship may be unpaid. To read more about the “primary beneficiary test,” read the NACE article, and the Department of Labor fact sheet.
Independent of a student is being paid, or not paid, for an internship, students may consider applying for SU academic credit, as long as they meet the guidelines. Typically, this means a student is junior or senior standing and has completed some academic coursework in the department they are applying for academic credit. More information on the Pathways to Professional Formation website.