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 Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development, at (478) 757-5209 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 Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development (email@example.com)
“Virtual internships are internships that are done online or remotely. Students are placed with a company, and have a supervisor that they report to. They are in regular contact with the supervisor/team via virtual methods such as video call, phone call, email and instant messenger.” [Source: https://virtualinternships.com/faqs/]
The Center for Career Development has compiled many best practices for creating and maintaining virtual internships. Three of the main components include:
College Recruiter has created a video series on how companies and organizations can adapt internships for remote/virtual work.
Please consult the policies below for the CCD’s requirements for virtual internships.
For virtual internships, the CCD will follow the same posting policies as in-person internships. Purple Briefcase is the online platform the CCD utilizes in posting and promoting professional development opportunities. Visit the “Hiring A Wesleyan College Student” section below for instructions about creating a FREE Purple Briefcase account and posting positions. [Note: In the job position title, please indicate that it is a “Virtual” internship.]
Internships, either virtual or in-person, should create and deliver a well-balanced experience for your intern that includes the opportunity for the intern to:
Source: The Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, UW-Madison and University of Portland Career Center
Mentoring: Feedback should be provided consistently at least once per week. This includes an update on expected work activities for the week, outcomes from prior work submissions, and other relevant announcements pertaining to the organization.
There are several different platforms and resources for delivering a virtual internship experience:
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 Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-5209.
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 Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development, at email@example.com or (478) 757-5209.
Purple Briefcase is a career development platform which facilitates professional connections between Wesleyan students and organizations. In creating an account, you are able to post professional opportunities and promote them directly to students.
If you have questions about Purple Briefcase, please contact Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-5209.
Once you have created a Purple Briefcase account you will be able to post jobs, internships, and other professional development opportunities.
Are you unable to create a Purple Briefcase Account? Complete the Internship Posting Form and email the completed document to Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development, at email@example.com or (478) 757-5209. She is happy to create the internship/job posting on your behalf.
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 Mallory Neil, Assistant Director of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 757-5209, with any additional questions you may have about hiring one of our amazing international students.
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