Internship Workshop Series
Each spring semester, LACS offers a series of internship workshops designed to help you learn how to search for internships, prepare for internship, succeed in the internship and transition out of the internship. The workshop topics have been chosen and scheduled so that you can attend one, a few or all of the series while interning or in the ramp-up to your internship.
Eligibility: This workshop series is open to all Liberal Arts undergraduate students with a BTT Gateway account.
Spring 2017 Schedule
Search your BTT Gateway account for the details and registration link for each of these workshops.
- Internship Boot Camp – Thursday, January 12 | 11am-2pm |MEZ 1.306
- Internship 101 – Thursday, January 26 | 5:00 – 6 pm |FAC 18 Library
- Communication and Operations in the Workplace – Thursday, February 16 | 5:00 – 6 pm |FAC 18 Library
- Internship Skill Development – Thursday, March 30 | 5:00 – 6 pm |FAC 18 Library
Internship Skill Development – March 30 | 5-6pm |FAC 18
Have you considered the professional, communication and technical skills you’ll develop during your internship, and how you'll be able to leverage these skills in your professional future?
In this workshop, we will cover the ways you can develop new skills in the internship and how to use these skills for your next internship or job. You will learn:
- How to articulate your new skills in interviews.
- How to identify the skills that you are lacking, and how to develop a plan to gain these skills.
- How to describe the skills you gain during your internship and how to describe these on your resume and in cover letters.
- How to search out professional development activities at the internship.
- How to measure your accomplishments and to track your internship project successes.
To RSVP: Login to your BTT Gateway account, click on the [Career Tabs] link from your top navigation bar and search for Internship Skill Development.
Internship Boot Camp – Thursday, January 12 | 11am-2pm |MEZ 1.306
Are you searching for a spring or summer internship? If you are, join us for this intensive internship program so that you can learn all you need to know in one afternoon, and leave with an internship plan. Our program includes:
- The Importance of Internships - Wondering why you should do internships, what you can get from them and how they can help with your future plans? We’ll cover that.
- Your Internship Goals - Have you begun brainstorming potential internships? We’ll help you strategize an approach to your target internships, and we’ll help you consider areas, organizations and industries you haven’t thought of yet.
- The Internship Search – Not sure where or how to begin? We’ll introduce you to the resources and information to get started. Do you realize you have access to thousands of postings everyday?
- Your Resumes & Cover Letters - Have you written your application materials? We’ll help you learn how to tailor your materials and to highlight your relevant experiences.
- The Interview - Are you ready for an interview? We’ll discuss the interview process and help you develop an interview strategy that emphasizes your fit for the position.
- Your Success - Are you curious about what you can do to be successful in your internship and to make a positive impression? We’ll discuss how to work with your supervisor, office etiquette, office communications, professional attire and how to use LinkedIn to network with your colleagues.
Internship 101 – Thursday, January 26 | 5-6pm |FAC 18
What should you do to prepare for your internship, and what do you need to know to help make a great impression when you're there? In this workshop, we will cover all you need to know when preparing for your first day at the internship, we'll explore the dos and don'ts of business etiquette and we'll cover tips to help you with basic office operations. You will learn:
- How to research the company/organization before your first day.
- How to dress and how to plan your attire on a weekly basis.
- What to bring with you.
- How to take and show initiative in a positive way.
- What you can expect on your first day, and first week.
- What to expect from your supervisor and learning more about what is expected of you and how your performance will be evaluated.
- How to have a good handshake and a confident self-introduction.
Communication and Operations in the Workplace – February 16 | 5-6pm |FAC 18
Are you prepared to have professional conversations at your internship, and are you familiar with basic office operations to help you successfully use office resources?
In this workshop, we will explore ways to effectively communicate and professionally network with your coworkers and supervisor. We will also cover basic office operations. You will learn:
- How to ask clarifying questions about your projects and to ask for more responsibilities or to work on additional projects.
- How to share your ideas in meetings in appropriate and professional ways.
- How to ask for feedback on your performance if none is given, and you’ll learn how to take feedback and to use the feedback in positive ways.
- How to be aware of office politics (and how to avoid this), dynamics and structure.
- How to create a professional LinkedIn account before your internship and how to request LinkedIn connections with your coworkers.
- How to request and conduct informational interviews to learn about various areas of the company or industry.
- How to answer a phone and to transfer a call in a professional environment.
- How to greet guests and provide great customer service.
To RSVP: Login to your BTT Gateway account, click on the [Career Tabs] link from your top navigation bar and search for Communication and Operations in the Workplace.
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