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Meredith Leigh MacalusoAs an Organizational Leadership student, my internship with The Crescent Club definitely improved my skills of working together with other people to accomplish a goal. I have improved my ability to speak in front of others. My internship provided an opportunity for me to be involved in the organization of events that were being held at The Crescent Club. I was trusted with getting everything set up and making sure the event went smoothly. I loved this experience and learned an incredible amount that will help me with all future careers.

—Meredith Leigh Macaluso

Welcome to the World of Internships!

An internship is a cooperative educational arrangement between the student, the University of Memphis, and a community partner. Each year more than 5,000 U of M students are interning in schools, hospitals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Through internships, the community offers students the opportunity to:

  • Enhance professional development with first hand experience in the world of work
  • Build an effective resume that results in better job offers after graduation
  • Improve knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet career goals
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Reinforce learning received in course work experience

Employers rate relevant work experience as the most important criteria during the job selection process. A high quality internship provides the key to a more meaningful education and a brighter future.

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Looking for Reflection and Internship Summary Assignments?  This portfolio is one approach to combining summary of a student’s internship experience with career development.  The portfolio can also be used later to share with employers during future interviews.  If you’d like a copy for your use, please contact kpenwell@memphis.edu

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