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LaTanyia Walker"The MS degree in Policy Studies interested me because of my love of education. I want to be in an administrative level some day and I felt that this track would get me there. The professors have worked well with me and it has been rewarding. I want to start out teaching or in administration in a Community College so I am also working on my Community College certificate. I feel that through my studies here I will be able to enter the realm of Higher Education and begin to build a successful career." More

—LaTanyia Walker

What is expected of an intern?

An internship is a professional experience that requires professional attitudes and appropriate behavior. Although the specific responsibilities of an intern will vary considerably, below are several internship tips all students should consider:

  • Clarify expectations regarding assigned responsibilities and activities
  • Demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Meet deadlines
  • Avoid office politics and gossip
  • Interact professionally with colleagues, customers, and supervisors
  • Follow office policies regarding use of phones, computers, email, etc.
  • Dress appropriately as clarified by supervisors
  • Exercise wise time management skills
  • Consult regularly with your internship supervisor and/or academic advisor about your internship experience
  • Ask for assistance and advice as needed
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Last Updated: 10/28/13