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Internships

In today’s economy, the job market – including graduate study – requires that candidates have applied experience in addition to academic exposure. Internships, whereby students gain “real world” experience by working in their major field of study, and/or other areas of interest, provide a direct link between academics and opportunities for employment.

As an intern, you get a wide variety of first-hand exposure to how your academics could translate to employment. Even if the internship does not directly relate to your study field, you will walk away having gained insight into whether the field is right for you by reflecting on the tasks you have undertaken. You may even walk away with a full-time position! In any case, nothing can build your confidence more than seeing yourself excel in the environment you hoped to be in—or never imagined you would find yourself.

For more information, please contact:

Birgit Noll (314) 516-6546

nollb@umsl.edu