Please let me add my welcome to the new school year. 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!
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.
Internship Best Practice:
When evaluating internship sites as a faculty supervisor, the number one thing you can do to help ensure a good experience is to verify that interns are provided with real work that is related to their major, is challenging, and that fills the entirety of the student’s tenure.
Further, you can check that job descriptions emphasize real projects, encourage that sites provide orientation sessions to cover expectations and role definitions, and that there will be regular communication between the intern and the supervisor/manager/mentor.