Wayne State College encourages all students to take part in an internship experience to gain practical work experience directly related to the student’s major, minor, or professional interest. To be competitive in today’s job market, practical work experience in their field of study is needed. Besides gaining relevant or hands on work experience, students can earn college credit and possibly an income to help pay for college as well as network with professionals in their field of study.
To help facilitate a mutually beneficial work experience for the employer and student, each internship experience set up through Career Services will be monitored by our office.
If you plan to register for a Fall 2022 internship, please wait to register in Handshake until after Aug. 1, 2022. If you have any internship questions, please reach out to Jessie Piper ([email protected]) or Dali O’Neill ([email protected]).
- Beat the "catch 22." You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience.
- Test the waters in a chosen field and assess the suitability of your career choice before entering the workforce full time.
- Apply academic knowledge and theoretical concepts to a practical work setting, which makes learning more interesting.
- Gain experience, receive academic credit, and possibly earn a paycheck.
- Take advantage of the opportunity to live and work in other parts of the United States and abroad.
- Gain important soft skills (such as communication, teamwork, cooperation and interpersonal skills) essential to today's work environment.
- Learn more about the expectations and needs of employers.
- Develop independence and maturity.
- Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities with professionals in your field.
- Enhance your resume writing, job search, and interview skills.
- Acquire program-relevant work experience, which is a plus when applying to graduate school or full-time jobs.
- Offers you the ability to maintain full-time student status.