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1 Graduate Business Internships Why an Internship? How to Get Started

2 Why an internship?  If approved by the Program Director, can be elective or specialization credit towards graduation  Get “Real World” experience that could lead to a job  Solves the ‘Experience Catch 22’ dilemma  Build your network  Road test your major PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 2

3 Guidelines and Requirements  Eligibility: Students must have completed, at minimum, 15 semester hours in the graduate program at CU Denver. Cumulative GPA in the graduate program at CU Denver must be at least 3.00 prior to beginning the internship.  Students may NOT use their current employment for internship credit. PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 3

4 Guidelines and Requirements  Internships are on a pass/fail basis. No letter grade appears on the transcript.  3-credit hour internships require at least 150 hours of actual time “on the job”. PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 4

5 Consider*…  66% of employers say relevant work experience is the most important factor in hiring decisions.  81% of employers find they have better experiences with new hires that have intern experience.  Interns have a 70% chance of being hired as full-time employees with their internship employer. * Mashable Infographic: PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 5

6 Get Started  STEP 1 – Create an InternLink (internship database) account with the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 6

7 Get Started  STEP 2 - Attend an Internship Workshop, Tivoli 260. Call to sign up.  During the 1-hour workshop you will: »Learn about the process for finding an internship that matches your interests and major. »Learn how to utilize InternLink and other resources to search and apply for internships. PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 7

8 Contact  Experiential Learning Center »Tivoli 260 »www.ucdenver.edu/elcwww.ucdenver.edu/elc »  Internship Advisor: Paul Worthman PRESENTATION TITLE OR AUDIENCE 8


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