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3/25/2009 Internship Guidelines & Resources. AAFA endorsed schools Are the undergraduate students at your college/university required to complete an internship.

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1 3/25/2009 Internship Guidelines & Resources

2 AAFA endorsed schools Are the undergraduate students at your college/university required to complete an internship before graduating? 5- yes 3- no Comments: “Our students are not required to complete and internship but are offered the possibility as an elective” “No but it is recommended”

3 When are internships conducted? Most conducted during summer Few are during: Semesters Fall & Spring Quarters – all 4

4 Requirements and skill level Schools prefer that students be juniors or seniors GPA- 2 require a 2.5 GPA, 1- requires a 2.2 GPA Need to develop knowledge and skills in classes such as: Merchandising math, pattern drafting and grading, garment construction, basic computer skills, textiles, textile testing, trend forecasting, specification writing, technical drawing, CAD, illustrator, photoshop, excel “must have new learning objectives, cannot just do an internship for the job they are currently working at”

5 Course Credit & Hours Paid or unpaid All students receive course credit varies from 3 to 6 Clock hours more than 150 Students can take paid and unpaid positions Other benefits: travel, housing, etc.

6 Internship Pre-preparation Interviewing industry experts Researching specific companies Taking field trips to industry sites Interacting with industry experts through symposia and class lectures Domestic and foreign study trips

7 Internship Preparation Does your department offer a class to prepare the students for an internship? Most schools responded - yes 2- no Resume & cover letters Portfolio Business communication & etiquette & attire Time & money management Public speaking, interviewing skills Market research/company profiling Ethics Leadership skills

8 Internship Forms Instructional Agreement Learning Goals Student Contact

9 Internship Requirements In addition to work hours Journals Topic papers Time sheets Learning goals Contract with the school Updated resume Dossier Interview with a supervisor Other

10 Intern supervision Company supervisor UNCG Evaluation form School internship director Phone calls Site visits Other – class requirements

11 Weeks of Internship? required number of weeks expected to work? “Minimum of 8, at least 40 hours/wk” “15 weeks” “paid position 320, non-paid 160”

12 ONET Occupational Information Network About ONET ONET

13 UNC Greensboro Internship Program Internship Manual For additional information contact: Ann G. Ramsey, Internship Director Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

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