Obtain an Internship
Internships are a key way of building relevant work experience. They can build your resume, add needed skills, expose you to the professional workplace, help build your network, help you find positive references, and lead to a full-time job. They also can help you choose your major or career.
According to a 2013 Internship & Co-op Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), nearly 97% of the 264 employers surveyed plan to hire interns in 2014. Employers made full-time offers to 56.5% of their interns.
Before making an appointment with the Internship Coordinator students must first take an Internship Seminar Workshop.
Preparation for an Internship
In order to find the right fit for your career interests and goals, you should determine your internship target and know where to search for internship opportunities. Prior to beginning the search, you should also have prepared a resume and have practiced your interviewing skills. During the interview process, it will be crucial to understand correspondence etiquette and how to handle internship offers. Once you are working at the internship, you should be aware of how to succeed at your internship, troubleshoot and end the internship.
Companies come to Baruch College to interview students for summer internships through the On Campus Recruiting program (OCR). OCR is managed by our online recruiting system, Starr Search. All resume submissions and interview sign-ups are completed online.
If you plan to participate in Internship OCR throughout this academic year, you will need to attend Starr’s OCR Workshop in person. All workshops are listed under the Events/Workshops tab in Starr Search.
- It takes up to 2 business days to activate your Internship OCR eligibility in Starr Search once you’ve attended the OCR workshop.
- In order to have your results processed, your Starr Search account must be complete. This means that all fields such as your GPA, year in school, expected graduation date and major must be entered. An updated resume must also be uploaded to your Starr Search account.
An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation while you receive compensation in return for the work you do. You can view and apply to these types of positions on Starr Search.
An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation and for which you receive no compensation but you gain work experience and opportunities to network. Many of these internships offer a stipend or academic credit. Meet with the Internship Coordinator to learn more about these opportunities. You can view and apply to these types of positions on Starr Search.
Students who meet specific criteria can land paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive a transcript notation.
If you feel that you meet the internship course criteria, please complete the Zero-Credit Internship Application form and submit it to the Internship Coordinator in the Starr Career Development Center.
Paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive college credit.
F-1 international students are permitted to apply for a paid internship through a program called Curricular Practical Training (CPT). For more information, visit the International Student Service Center.