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Internship / Externship

Internships and Externships – Get Out There and Do It!

Experiential Learning is a crucial element to the educational experience.  This idea comes from Experiential Learning Theory (Kolb, 1984). Author David Kolb divides The Experiential Learning Cycle into four distinct pieces (1984)

  • Concrete Experience (The Experience)
  • Reflective Observation (What Did You Learn?)
  • Abstract Conceptualization (How Can You Apply It?)
  • Active Experimentation (Go Do It!)

The most important piece in understanding this cycle is that every individual part must feed into the next (e.g. Active Experimentation of the observed experience cannot occur unless defined learning outcomes are achieved).

 

This begs the question: where can I find internship opportunities?

Internships.com

Internships.com is a nationally-recognized site with thousands of internship opportunities across the country. You can upload your resume, search for potential internships and networking opportunities, and apply directly to any internship opportunities! Just click the above image!

New Jersey Career Connections

New Jersey Career Connections, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and partnered with the American Job Center Network is an online portal for all career needs, from planning on how procure employment, to executing a successful job search. New Jersey Career Connections also has physical offices all across the state, allowing job seekers to speak to someone one-on-one. But what about internships? Like CollegeCentral Network, those are available on the OnRamp for Job Seekers Job Board too! Just Click the above image and select Create an Account, then you will have access to resources all across the state!

Union County College

Of course Union County College is also here to help! Each Division Dean and their respective Divisions are here to assist students in obtaining an internship! Just click the above image to find out more!

However, it is important to note that there are many more resources out there than just the above. Forbes Magazine published a ‘Top 10’ listing of internship search engines:

The 10 Best Websites For Finding An Internship (Adams, 2015)

For more information, please let us know at careerservices@ucc.edu!

Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development (Vol. 1). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.