Internship Development

Registration  for our winter 2018 Internship Fair is underway!

Seattle University is committed to connecting students to the region’s highest quality internship programs. Whether you need to hire just 1 or as many as 25 interns, Seattle U is a great place to start your search.  

This event is expected to draw 400 talented undergraduate and graduate students from across a variety of majors in Business, Science & Engineering, and the Liberal Arts, seeking both summer and academic-year internships. Organizations are also welcome to recruit for full-time and part-time positions in addition to their internships.

The registration fee* covers attendance and lunch for up to 2 representatives from each organization. Should you wish to bring extra representatives, you can add them to your registration under Extra Item Options for $35 per person.  We look forward to having you on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. 

*If you represent a nonprofit and the cost of attendance is prohibitive of your organization’s participation, please contact Leezel Ramos at ramosL2@seattleu.edu in Career Services to discuss how SU can support your participation through a partial fee waiver.

Seattle University reserves the right to be selective when determining which organizations will be represented at special events such as career fairs, networking events or group information sessions. Decisions related to participation and time preference will be made in a fair and equitable manner after considering factors such as space availability, student interest, and positions available. 

For general questions or to learn more about what Career Services can do for you, visit www.seattleu.edu/careerservices/employers or call us at (206) 296-6080 or email careerservices@seattleu.edu.

 

 Banner for 2018 internship fair employer registration

 

  

Today's number one strategy for recruiting high-quality graduates is to develop and retain talent through internships.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that over 50% of internships convert to full-time hires.

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 the professional fields they are considering for career paths and gives employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

*Based on the NACE Position Statement on US Internships

Career Services can help you in the following ways:

  • Determine if the experience your organization offer qualifies as an internship
  • Work with you to design an internship program using the required criteria
  • Review your position descriptions
  • Help you effectively market these opportunities to our students

Contact Joelle Pretty, Interim Executive Director, prettyj@seattleu.edu, with questions or to set up a meeting.