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Let us know how we can be helpful to you and your instruction. We are here to complement and enhance your course work and curriculum offered to our students. As career development professional, we are consistently forming relationships with recruiters, attending and presenting at conferences, and engaging in real-world situations to provide relevant and updated career services to the George Fox community. Please connect wtih us via phone, 503-554-2330, or e-mail. We are available to answer any of your questions and provide additional assistance.

Role of Career Services in Internships

Supplemental & Supportive
Provide instruction/training and internship opportunities for students seeking assistance across disciplines.
  • GEED 216 - Emerging Professional II: Internships - the second in a series of 1-credit online courses, which prepares students for internships.
Collaborative
Ally with academic departments undergirding their efforts by providing expertise along with employer connections; promoting and establishing pending internship alliances.
Administrative
Offer structure to the current system ensuring proper communication, paperwork, and record keeping; providing analysis of current system.  BruinCareers Internships module is coming soon!

Feel free to download and adapt the following forms:

Informative
Provide information in terms of best practices, trends, legal information, survey results, and expertise to decision makers.

WHAT is an internship?

National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) recommends the following definition:

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

The National Society for Experiential Education defines an internship as..."a carefully monitored work or volunteer experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience." The key phrases in this definition are "carefully monitored," "intentional learning goals," and "reflects actively."

WHY should students do an Internship?

  • Employers like to hire recruits with experience.
  • Internships provide "real world" experience.
  • Gain skills and information.
  • Increase your marketability to future employers.
  • Confirm that you have chosen the correct employment field or discover you haven't chosen the right field of work for you.
  • It is a chance to observe company or organization culture, management style and expectations.
  • Explore different career options.
  • Assess your skills, abilities and gifts compared to others in your field of choice.
  • Make connections and contacts to utilize in your job search.
  • Develop relationships with reference writers.

WHAT makes an internship legitimate?

NACE suggests the following criteria be met in order for an experience to qualify as an internship:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework. 
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.  
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Request a Presentation or Workshop

Career Services provides a variety of presentations and workshops to student groups and classes. In addition, presentations can be customized to meet the needs of your particular audience. 

  • Presentations or workshops may be conducted Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • A minimum of eight participants is required to conduct a workshop. 

  • Requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the anticipated presentation date.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • BruinCareers Demo
  • Optimal Resume Demo
  • Professional Etiquette
  • MBTI (fees apply)
  • Strong Interest Inventory (fees apply)

We will contact you by e-mail to confirm your request and discuss the details of the presentation.  Thank you!

Career Services Resources:

BruinCareers

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Bruin Careers hosts job/internship postings - including on- and off-campus - an employer directory, an online resource library, and career event information.

Optimal Resume is an online resource that helps build students' job search tools like resumes, cover letters, websites, portfolios, and interview skills. Sigi3 is an online assessment where students learn more about their interests, skills, personality, and values, and match them with career options.

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503.554.2330  ●  careers@georgefox.edu
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