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The Tables Have Turned: USFSM’s Inaugural Reverse-Internship Fair

On November 8, 2018, twenty select students will break the mold of the traditional career fair. Will you be there?

Career fairs, by design, place power in the hands of employers; they are the stars of the show, waiting for student talent to approach them.

We believe the spotlight can be reversed. Let’s shine it on the real stars: Students!

Twenty exceptional USFSM students will be selected to participate in a revolutionary career fair that places students behind tables. Employers will be invited based on those students’ interests and will be required to be in a position to offer internships with their respective organizations.

If you’re seeking an internship and are willing to break the traditional career fair, you can apply by sending your resume to Ben Heins (heins@sar.usf.edu). If you would like to polish your resume before submission, please make an internship appointment via Handshake.

Timeline

Applications Open: 4/2
Applications Close: 9/7
Interviews for Finalists: 9/12-9/19
Finalists Selected: 9/21
Training: October
“The Tables Have Turned: USFSM’s Inaugural Reverse-Internship Fair”: 11/8

Internship FAQ

Explore the topics below to find answers to commonly asked questions about student internships.

What is an internship? 

An internship is an opportunity for you to gain hands-on work experience related to your major or career interests. During an internship, you can have the chance to work alongside industry professionals in the real world, make connections with local community members, and potentially find a future employer.

What are the benefits of an internship?

Nearly all employers today expect applicants to have experience, and internships can help provide you with the necessary skills and tools to stand out among the competition. Internships allow you to learn, explore career options and grow professionally before you join the workforce.

Students who complete internships will also nearly double their chances of securing employment after graduation and earn a higher starting wage than applicants without an internship or field experience.

One of the other great perks? You can even gain college credit for internships!

How can I earn college credits for internship work?

Career Services is here to help you find an internship, but if you are completing one for credit, you need to work with your professor to ensure you will meet academic requirements.

We highly recommend that you look into your options and plan your academic schedule in advance. If you are interested in earning credit for an internship, please consult your program’s faculty internship coordinator for more information on how to begin the process.

Programs that Require an Internship

All programs have the option to obtain credit for an internship. Please see your academic advisor for more information.

Programs with Elective or Independent Study Internships

The following programs allow you to take a for-credit internship or independent study:

  • Accounting 
  • Biology 
  • Criminology 
  • English 
  • Finance 
  • General Business Management 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 

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