Internships permit students to integrate conceptual knowledge with practical experience, allowing them to participate in career-related employment associated with their academic interests. Internships help students apply theory to workplace challenges, test career options, strengthen skills, learn more about their values and interests and make the transition to the world of work.
In spring, 2013 the Career Center launched a six-week career course for first-year students to introduce career development skills and concepts, resulting in a transcript notation. The program is designed and taught by Bentley career advisers in partnership with business professionals. The course, Career Development Introduction (CDI) 101 provides students with a comprehensive career toolkit and the opportunity to hone interviewing skills and elevator pitches in front of corporate recruiters. The early introduction of career management principles prepares students to apply for highly-selective internships and to participate in on-campus interviewing. The successful completion of this course will allow students to pursue a one-credit internship option through the Career Center (CDI 102). The one-credit internship may not be applied to degree requirements.
Numerous counseling resources and opportunity links are also available for students through the Miller Center for Career Services website.