Presentation on theme: "CSTEP Forum “Internships and Research” Friday, December 5, 2008 Presenter-Joann Santos, CSTEP Director CSTEP Forum “Internships and Research” Friday, December."— Presentation transcript:
CSTEP Forum “Internships and Research” Friday, December 5, 2008 Presenter-Joann Santos, CSTEP Director CSTEP Forum “Internships and Research” Friday, December 5, 2008 Presenter-Joann Santos, CSTEP Director
CSTEP: Internships and Research What is an Internship? ◦ Supervised Practical Experience that allows students to gain professional knowledge ◦ Some are paid; others are not What is Research Experience? ◦ A type of Internship that includes scientific laboratory experiences
CSTEP: Internships and Research Why participate in an Internship? ◦ Opportunity for income ($$) ◦ Professional Experience ◦ Networking ◦ Gain knowledge ◦ Opens other doors of opportunity ◦ Provides the extra “competitive factor” when seeking entrance to upper level academia and your career***
CSTEP: Internships and Research Entrance to 4-year academic institution or graduate school: ◦ Competition is accelerated (less seats)- How do you stand out above the other applicants? ◦ Transcripts ◦ GRE (or other standardized tests) ◦ Letters of Recommendation ◦ Admissions Essay ◦ Internship Experience****
CSTEP: Internships and Research Entrance to your career: ◦ Your ability to compete is Key Transcripts (diploma) Letters of Recommendation Quality of Résumé Experiences *** *** Often times, your experiences determine whether you enter your career or just “land a job”.
CSTEP: Internships and Research 5 Steps to Preparing for Internships/Research: Step #1- Decide on the type of Internship Step #2- Conduct your own research Step #3- Read & Understand Step #4- Determine eligibility Step #5- Apply
CSTEP: Internships and Research 5 Steps: 1.Decide what type of Internship would benefit you (research based or professional development focused) 2.Conduct your own research of opportunities available based on #1 (internet search) For research based- Research Experience for Undergraduates For professional development focus- profession and internship (ie. Law internships)
CSTEP: Internships and Research 5 Steps (cont’d): 3. Thoroughly read and make sure to understand the requirements needed for the internship. 4. Determine if you meet the requirements. 5. If so, apply.
CSTEP: Internships and Research How can CSTEP help you? 1. Provide Internship/Research Information (Mr. Schumacher) 2. Application Assistance 3. Advocacy/Reference 4. Follow up 5. Prepare for poster competitions
CSTEP: Internships and Research CSTEP Expectations: Academic Standards Effective Follow Through Engage in CSTEP activities Participate in at least 1 poster session
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