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Wings of Success Internship Program. Opportunities for non credit internships. Goals. To help students establish career goals and a professional identity. To promote the development of transferable or soft skills as identified by the National Association of Colleges & Employers

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wings of success internship program

Wings of Success Internship Program

Opportunities for non credit internships

goals
Goals
  • To help students establish career goals and a professional identity. To promote the development of transferable or soft skills as identified by the National Association of Colleges & Employers
  • Support student high impact practices by coaching them through the process of finding a meaningful internship
program structure
Program Structure
  • Designed to provide an alternative option for students to get recognition for their internship experience
  • Certificate of Completion will be awarded
  • No tuition fees or other costs to participate in the program
  • Achievement to include on resume or career portfolio
  • Increase overall number of internship placements reported
  • Expands the opportunity for students to practice transferable skills
target participants
Target Participants
  • Targeting Sophomores, Juniors
  • Internships can be both paid or unpaid
  • All internships posted on Jobs for Jays
  • Prep workshops required
  • 8-10 hours per week at internship site to be eligible
  • Both one on one meetings with Tina as well as group sessions
prep workshop
Prep Workshop
  • One on one meeting to assist student(s) as they identify the type of internship they are interested in, geographic preferences and internship search strategies.
  • Group workshop(s) covering resumes, cover letter, networking, professional apparel, etiquette, interviewing, LinkedIn, ethics, and more.
  • Help students develop internship goals that support their career decision making and planning.
paperwork
Paperwork
  • Application for Wings of Success includes learning objectives based on NACE’s top 10 skills employers value
  • Evaluation of employer and internship as well as reflection paper
  • Employer Evaluation of student
  • Mid internship meeting
resources
Resources
  • Students will be given resources related to searching for an internship,makingthe most of your internship, tips for the 1st day, phone etiquette, tips for writing professional emails, networking, etc.
  • Career services website content will continue to be updated with new resource content
  • Staff will be available throughout the summer to respond to student and employer inquiries
why participate
Why participate?
  • Clarification of career choice
  • Improved professional skills
  • Ability to have your resume pre-submitted to those employers attending the job/internship fair on 3/26
  • Summer or fall networking event
  • Featured internship experience on website
  • Ability to post a blog on the Career Services website related to your internship experience
  • Networking mixer with Employers and/or local Alumni group
  • Business cards and holder
program details
Program Details

Students will:

  • Attend one of the Internship Orientations (2/6, 3/11, 4/10)
  • Meet 1:1 with Tina to discuss program and get started with search, resume and cover letter
  • Attend one of the monthly Wings of Success Workshops (2/16, 3/23, 4/27) covering search resources, interviewing, LinkedIn, networking, professional dress
  • Complete an application to include learning goals, internship site evaluation, reflection paper
next steps
Next Steps
  • Get started today by contacting Tina Mackenzie the Assistant Director or Internships & Employer engagement at mackenziet@etown.edu
  • Sign up for one internship orientation (2/6, 3/11, 4/10)
  • Sign up for one internship workshop (2/16, 3/23, 4/27)
  • Tina will get you started on your resume and internship strategy and resources
  • The early bird gets the worm!