Founded in 1836, Wesleyan College prides itself on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Through a liberal arts education and academically challenging coursework, Wesleyan College's students develop the vital skills desired by employers.
If you are interested in hiring a Wesleyan student as an intern or full-time employee, please contact Ivy Word, Assistant Director of Career Development, at (478) 757-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Many employers are moving to virtual or remote internships during the COVID-19 situation. The Center for Career Development wants to provide information on best practices and procedures to ensure a valuable experience for both students and employers. If you have any questions about virtual internships or promoting opportunities to students, please contact Ivy Word, Assistant Director of Career Development ( email@example.com )
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines internships as “a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."
Does your organization want to create an internship, but is unsure of where to start? The following guidelines may be helpful in creating an internship:
These guidelines are adapted from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). If you have questions or would like to discuss your specific internship needs, please contact Ivy Word, Assistant Director of Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-5224.
Below you will find preparation suggestions to help facilitate a valuable internship experience.
Below you will find helpful suggestions for actions to take during the internship experience.
Did you know that Wesleyan College hosts students from across the globe? International students are an integral part of Wesleyan's campus community. Employers often have questions about the requirements and logistics in hiring an international student for an internship. Here are some of the top F.A.Q.s to show how easy the process can be!
Answer: None! U.S. immigration regulations do influence internship applications for international students. As an employer, however, you will not be responsible for this process. Wesleyan College's Center for Career Development and the International Student Services Coordinator work together to process the necessary CPT paperwork.
CPT stands for Curricular Practical Training. This is the authorization form that the student, along with the college, completes and submits. It grants the student permission to intern in the U.S., as long as they are also registered for academic credit for an internship related to their field of study.
No! There is no cost involved in this application process.
To complete the CPT form, the student will need you to provide an official offer letter that contains the following information:
1. Company information, such as location and contact details
2. Student name and internship title
3. A specific start and end date
4. A description of their duties and responsibilities
5. The number of hours they will work per week
6. Their salary/pay rate
This letter will serve as proof of employment and will allow the paperwork process to proceed.
It takes 1-2 weeks to complete the required forms and to process the paperwork. Please note that the student cannot begin work until the approval is given. We thank you for your patience during this stage of the process.
For visa purposes, a student's work hours must not exceed 20 hrs./week during the academic year (August-May). A student may work over 20 hrs./week in an internship during the summer term (May-August).
Please contact Ivy Word, Assistant Director of Career Development, at email@example.com or (478) 757-5224, with any additional questions you may have about hiring one of our amazing international students.
They enrich our campus with their diverse perspectives and broad experiences. We can't wait for you to see the value they bring to your organization!
It is the policy of Wesleyan College to comply with career development and employment guidelines, as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). All employment recruitment practices, including on-campus visits, job postings, and interview requests, must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) standards.
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Wesleyan College utilizes Handshake, the #1 career development platform for colleges and universities. Visit the site today to create a free employer account and connect with Wesleyan!
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To ensure student privacy and safety, the Center for Career Development will enforce the following policies regarding third-party recruiters:
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Wesleyan College offers a wide range of majors, minors, and pre-professional concentrations.
Employers are welcome to visit campus to recruit students, and are asked to coordinate visits with the Center for Career Development. The CCD is happy to work with you to schedule an on-campus information table or presentation. Please contact Ivy Word, Assistant Director of Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-5224.
Once you have created a Handshake account you will be able to post jobs, internships, and other professional development opportunities. Click HERE to read an article on how to create a job posting on Handshake!
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