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Receive Internship Credit

You're doing the work. Get credit for it.

As an Ohio University College of Business student, you are required to complete an internship prior to graduation. The details below provide information on the required steps to recieve credit for your internship.

Note, if you are a Sports Administration or Sales Centre student, please refer to your program's specific internship requirements. 

Please note:

*** The Summer 2017 Internship Application will CLOSE on June 1st, 2017

***The last day to register for internship credit for Fall 2017 is September 1st, 2017

***The last day to register for internship credit for Spring 2018 is November 27th, 2017

  • You will be charged for receiving internship, just as you would any other course and the course will be listed as BA 3910 during the semester you select you'd like the academic credit to be applied
  • If credits exceed the maximum of 20 hours with the internship credits applied, students will be charged an additional fee for each our over 20 ($270/each hour over 20 hours)
  • If student determines they would prefer to earn credit a different semester, they will need to share this information PRIOR to the last date to add or drop a class for the semester, or they may be charged according to the semester they originally selected
  • If students are enrolled in courses, it is recommended they select the credit to be applied during that semester. It is also recommended they do not apply the credit during a semester when they are not enrolled in other courses (such as summer) to avoid paying for just internship credits.

Personal and Professional Growth

The College of Business places a strong emphasis on students obtaining and completing internships. The internship process is a hands-on, informative, and deeply reflective learning experience. The following are the learning objectives of the internship immersion process:

  • You will critically think about how your internship impacts your future career decisions by being held accountable to complete a detailed internship application via Qualtrics
  • You will have an increased awareness about internships by reviewing expectations, addressing concerns, and being provided a stronger idea of what effective interns should do, say, and be, by attending a mandatory workshop on effective interning
  • You will critically reflect upon your day-to-day experiences at your internship by completing detailed reflections 4 times during your internship, where you will identify areas of personal growth (achievements) and areas where there is opportunity for growth (pain points)
  • You will improve your written and oral communication about your experiences by developing specific, quantitative, bullet points to enhance your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • You will have an enhanced perspective on your experience by creating an updated resume and job description and updating your LinkedIn profile
  • You will gain useful employer feedback that can be leveraged for future professional interactions when employers complete a brief recommendation of your performance on your LinkedIn profile

Once you have received an internship offer from an employer:

1.)  Review the Internship Credit Checklist. Pay particular attention to the requirements and the table illustrating the average hours worked weekly for internship credit.

# of Weeks Worked Hours per Week Credit Hours Received Total Hours
3 weeks 40 hours 1 credit hour 120-150
6 weeks 40 hours 2 credit hours 150-270
7+ 40 hours 3 credit hours 280+

 

2.)  Apply for internship credit prior to your internship. Be sure to review the Internship Application Guidelines.

3.)  Schedule and attend a Pre-Internship Workshop.

4.)  Complete four Internship Reflections using the Internship Reflection Template and Criteria during your internship experience and submit them via Qualtrics.

5.)  OCM staff will check-in with you during your internship. You are required to connect with your Career Coach at least twice during your internship.

Please do the following to schedule check-ins with your Career Coach:

  • Sign up for your check-in using Appointment Plus 
  • Please select as your appointment type “Internship Check-In”
  • Please select your Career Coach 
  • Please be sure to include your number in the notes/comments section
  • If you have a scheduling conflict with the times listed online please contact your coach directly through email and we they will work with you to arrange a time that fits both of your schedules

6.)  At the end of your internship experience, submit and update your:

  • Resume: You must submit an updated resume once you complete your internship. You should use their weekly internship reflections to develop their resume, using the resume builders from that reflection template, in particular.  Resume should reflect the OCM criteria and template found on the OCM website.  This will be submitted through Qualtrics.
  • Job Description: You must submit an updated job description based on the experiences you had in your internship. This will be submitted through Qualtrics.
  • LinkedIn Profile: You must update your LinkedIn profile and connect with your Career Coach.  This needs to be completed so that your employer is able to write you a recommendation for that position.
  • Evaluation: Complete Student Intern Post-Evaluation.

Internship FAQs

Questions or Comments:

Please contact ocm@ohio.edu or Gracie Freireich, Assistant Director, Career Management, at freireic@ohio.edu or (740) 597-1818 with any questions or comments regarding this process.