Using your knowlege and abilities
Every bit of evidence available to us - federal employment guides, contacts with our own alumni, the Career Center's research and the faculty's own experience - supports the same conclusion: an internship, backed with a strong academic record, is the most useful employment tool available to you. This field experience gives you credibility with employers and first-hand knowledge of the field in which you might work. The college places between 80 and 100 students in internships each year and the department has been highly successful in placing our students in internships and micro-internships. Internships include an academic component under faculty supervision in an area related to the student's background and interests.
Internships are available in large corporations and small businesses, television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, law offices and many other organizations. Recent placements have included:
Central Illinois Light Co., Peoria
Students can complete internships for credit as a department elective and toward graduation requirements. Internships range from zero to nine credits, depending on how many hours a student devotes to the organization. Students regularly complete reflective essays and a formal internship assessment as a part of the experience.
For more information on internships, please contact Dr. Ellen Hay, EllenHay@augustana.edu