Semester Internship

Course No.:                        CMM 480

Course Title:                      Semester Internship Strategies

Credits:                                1

Catalog Description

A full-semester field experience, this course requires that students apply academic theories to the professional work environment. The course is planned with and supervised by faculty and site supervisors. A bi-weekly, on-campus seminar enables students to reflect on their internship experiences, discuss reading and writing assignments that integrate theory and practice, and refine their job search skills. At the conclusion of the course, students deliver oral presentations that clearly articulate their internship experiences, professional strengths, and future career directions.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Learn how to learn by designing, undertaking and successfully completing a structured learning experience in a professional/work setting using individual learning objectives.
  2. Link theory to practice by developing an understanding of how action inquiry and formal research can inform professional practice and add value.
  3. Undertake business research by identifying a researchable problem linked to the internship experience and the research methods most appropriate for its investigation within the Senior Thesis project.
  4. Realistically gauge level of current understanding and skills through supervisor and faculty feedback and reflective self-assessment of performance while on internship.

Required Reading

  1. Ingols, M.Shapiro, (2004) Take Charge of your Career, Barnes and Noble Publishing, ISBN-10: 0760768838 ISBN-13: 978-0760768839
  2. N. Bolles, (2012), What Color is Your Parachute Workbook, 4th ed, Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. ISBN-10: 160774497X ISBN-13: 978-1607744979