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Internship 301

Internships and
Beyond, Your Next
Steps to Success

Internship Workshop Series


Internship 101: Jump Start Your Success: Get an
Internship!
Learn what internships are, why you need to do one, and
connect to an employer panel that hires interns.
Internship 201: AllYouNeed to Knowto Be a
Successful Intern
Move from "showing up" to "shining" as an intern. Interact
with apanel of professionals togain current best practices.
Internship 301: Internships and Beyond, Your Next
Steps to Success
Looking toward the end of your internship. Learn how to close
the experience and pursue other experiences that lead to
success

About the Presenter


Heather LaPerle, M.A.
SDSU Alumna
B.S. in Recreation Administration Major
emphasis Outdoor Administration
Field Learning Experience
Internship

M.A. in Postsecondary Education


Leadership emphasis Student Affairs
Graduate Assistantship

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to identify 3
ways to follow-up after an internship
experience
Students will know how to set up a
LinkedIn account
Students will know 2 websites that
can be used to make a free online
portfolio

After the Internship


Send a thank you note- handwritten
Continue to develop your professional network
Keep in touch
Follow up by email
Give an update on your academics and
professional development
Touch base about a project you worked on while
interning

Update your resume


Update your social media profile
LinkedIn

Develop an Online Portfolio


Collect work samples
Reflect on your experience
Consider keeping a journal to reflect
Free websites
Weebly
http://heatherlaperle.weebly.com/

Wordpress
http://www.kimhartportfolio.com/
http://carlhensleytv.com/

Portfolium

Setting Internship Goals


What are your goals for your
internship?
What will you do during your time?
Build new connections
Work on developing Career Readiness
Competencies

Who will you follow up with after you


leave?
How will you reflect on your experience?

Job Interviews & Internships


How do you talk about your
internship experience with employers
during interviews?
Explain and have examples of projects
completed
Know how you grew from the experience
Discovered your passion
Developed your professionalism

Emphasize the Career Readiness


Competencies you developed

Are You Career Ready?


Career Readiness is the
attainment and
demonstration of
requisite competencies
that broadly prepare
college graduates for a
successful transition into
the workplace.

Did You Know?


Employers value and look for
these competencies when
hiring new graduates

Critical
Thinking/Problem
Solving
Oral/Written
Communication
Teamwork/Collaboration
Information Technology
Application
Leadership
Professionalism/Work
Ethic
Career Management

Internship Resources

Aztec Career Connection


Career Fairs
Information Sessions
Workshops
Career Counseling
Assessments
WorkAbility IV
Career Handouts

Internship Workshop Series


Internship 101: Jump Start Your Success: Get an
Internship!
Learn what internships are, why you need to do one, and
connect to an employer panel that hires interns.
Internship 201: AllYouNeed to Knowto Be a
Successful Intern
Move from "showing up" to "shining" as an intern. Interact
with apanel of professionals togain current best practices.
Internship 301: Internships and Beyond, Your Next
Steps to Success
Looking toward the end of your internship. Learn how to close
the experience and pursue other experiences that lead to
success

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