Students in the McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems program are encouraged to find and participate in one or more internships as part of their undergraduate experience. A successful internship provides the student with valuable work-related skills, experience working in a professional environment, useful social networking opportunities, and a salary. An internship makes the student more successful in the search for full-time postgraduate employment. ITS students are not required to complete an internship as a degree requirement. In some circumstances, however, an internship can be a source of academic credit.
Finding An Internship
Students can find internships in several ways: through their own search efforts, via their own personal contacts, at one of the University’s Career Fairs, or through the ITS internship Resume Service. The Resume Service is a program in which students are assisted in crafting effective cover letters and/or resumes which are then made available to employers. The resume service is available to all ITS majors in good standing, regardless of their year in college or their professional goals. The role of the McClure School is to provide student information to employers – job requirements and specific hiring decisions are the employers’.