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1 October 3, 2013SULIMAN S. OLAYAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS INTERNSHIP – SUMMER

2 BUSS 245 – INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM 2

3 INTERNSHIP – DEFINITION An "internship" is an opportunity offered by an employer to students / "interns" to work at a firm for a fixed period of time An "internship" is a period of time during which a beginner acquires experience in an occupation, profession 3

4 INTERNSHIP – BENEFITS 1. 1.Apply Classroom Knowledge: opportunity to use the skills learned in the classroom 2. 2.Gain Valuable Work Experience : provides hands on work experience not obtained in the classroom 3. 3.Decide if this is the Right Career for You: Validate genuine interest in function without committing – test career satisfaction 4. 4.Gain Confidence: a great way to build confidence and increase chances of securing a job 4

5 INTERNSHIP – BENEFITS CONT Transition into a Job: Employers see interns as prospective employees (a long interview). Number one way to identify new staff Have an Edge in the Job Market after graduation: Employers are interested in your work experience in addition to your academic qualifications. Internship(s) are a vital part of your resume Networking Opportunities: a great way to meet people who might help you land a job/give you contacts. 5

6 ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER 2014 INTERNSHIP Business major students Be juniors Have completed by end of Fall semester at least: 38 credit hours (if admitted as sophomores)or 68 credit hours (if admitted as freshmen) Have completed (by end of Spring semester): FINA 210, MNGT 215, MKTG 210, and INFO 200 6

7 INTERNSHIP – GUIDELINES Duration: 8 weeks – during Summer Session Between May 19 th and August 31 st Work week: not less than 5 working days Working Hours: as per the host company (not less that 6 hours) Supervision:AUB: OSB Faculty Mentor Company: Work Supervisor Grading: based on evaluations of direct work supervisor and OSB mentor The internship grade is included in the overall average 7

8 HOW TO FIND AN INTERNSHIP? Prepare your CV Solicit your own internship through personal effort: Spread the word: Networking is the #1 way to find opportunities Talk to senior students or alumni Talk directly to employers: Job Fairs,.. browse the internet & apply online (through company website) Check the list of previous host companies and their contact details on OSB website Check the list of internship that will be posted on OSB Career Development Center (Only one can be selected) Start looking for an internship Now! Don’t postpone.. 8

9 WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?  CV  Transcript  Letter of intent (cover letter)  Verification Letter from OSB–BBA Career Services (OSB 113B) 9

10 SAMPLE VERIFICATION LETTER 10

11 INTERNSHIP PROCESS STEP 1 – ONLINE REGISTRATION Online Registration: Mandatory (independent from AUBsis) Between February 1 st – February 28 th OSB–BBA Career Services will send Imail to all eligible students to register online To register online: 1. Log to OSB website: 2. ->> Student Services ->> Career Development Center 3. Select OSB Students, Intern 4. Choose a username and a password and register Completing the online application is mandatory, if you do not register you will not be able to officially register for your internship 11

12 INTERNSHIP PROCESS STEP 2 – SECURING AN INTERNSHIP Deadline for securing an internship: April 15 th Students who solicit their own internships, should provide the school with an official Acceptance Letter (on company letter head) from the host company by April 15 th at the latest. 12

13 INTERNSHIP PROCESS STEP 2 – SECURING AN INTERNSHIP – CONT. Acceptance Letters Should Clearly State: – Student Name – The beginning and the end dates of the internship period (Any 8 weeks between May 19 th & August 31 th 2013). – The department joined, and the name and title of the direct work supervisor if available – The , phone, fax, and address of the company and the direct supervisor. All internships are considered approved unless notified otherwise By April 15 th all registered students should have an assigned internship 13

14 SAMPLE ACCEPTANCE LETTER 14

15 INTERNSHIP PROCESS STEP 3 – MEETING THE MENTOR At the beginning of May 2014, students will be assigned an academic Mentor (not necessarily Advisor). Students should check their OSB Career Development Center account to contact the mentor for further instructions before the start of the internship 15

16 INTERNSHIP PROCESS STEP 4 – PAYMENT OF FEES 16

17 FAQS 17

18 FAQS Can I do my internship in two different companies? – Yes, Min. 4weeks/company & one acceptance letter/company (no interruption) If a company requests an official verification letter from AUB, what should I do? – Bring the business card of your contact(s) to OSB–BBA Career Services, and we will prepare the letter. No letters addressed “to whom it may concern”. 18

19 FAQS What if I do not have an internship by April 15th, 2014? – You might have to postpone yourinternship until the summer of 2015 What if the company does not confirm acceptance by April 15th ? – Stress the deadline to the host company (University requirement - April 15th). Communicate Can I work for a family business? – The answer is “Preferably No”. However, we look at case by case basis. 19

20 FAQS What papers should I provide the OSB–BBA Career Services if I intend to do my internship abroad? An official acceptance letter, same process as if you are doing in Lebanon How many courses I am allowed to take with the internship? one 3-credit course, in addition to 0-credit workshops after working hours What if I did not complete all the required courses by the end of Fall semester? Inform the OSB–BBA Career Services 20

21 FAQS When and what should I report to my mentor or OSB– BBA Career Services office? – When: Maintain communication from day one – What: – If asked to work less than 5 working days – If work is limited to photocopy and filing – Any behavior that you might think inappropriate – Etc.. 21

22 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Between February 1 st – February 28 th : Online registration on OSB Career Development Center April 15 th :Deadline for securing an internship and providing OSB–BBA Career Services with official acceptance letter from host company Starting May 2014: Assignment of mentor May 20th – May 27 th : Payment of Fees Between May 19 th and August 31 st : Start of Internship (duration: 8 weeks) 22

23 For more information: OSB – BBA Career Services Office: OSB, Ground Floor 113-B 23


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