Weekly Update October 3, 2019

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.

P2PF Program Request

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!

Upcoming Events:

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.

More information and registration info found on ConnectSU


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.

More information and registration info found on Handshake

Internships - these may or may not be posted in Handshake:

  1. JDRF Dream Gala Development Intern –Applications being accepted now. JDRF Dream Gala
  2. Princeton in Asia – for seniors looking for a year-long paid fellowship post-graduation. Applications due October 31st. The service-oriented fellowships are offered in 21 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, public health, environmental advocacy, journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions. Need to be senior or recent graduate to apply. More info: here

Internship Best Practice:

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.