|Course Descriptions||Internship Registration Process|
|Course Title||CRN||Credit Hours||Fall||Spring||Summer||How to Register|
|Community Volunteer Services||GST1106||1||✓||✓||✓||Handshake|
This course requires students to reflect upon their work or internship experience in relation to their UD education in order to help them become more valuable contributors in their chosen field. Students will earn credit based on the documentation of their internship experience, observations, and results, number of hours worked, and satisfactory evaluation from their supervisor. The student must have already secured an approved opportunity, wherein the student will be supervised by an employee of the organization. Students must be working during the semester term in order to qualify to receive course credit. Retroactive credit for past work experiences is not awarded. Graded Pass/No Pass.
Community Volunteer Services will integrate meaningful community service with reflection to enrich the student’s learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. The student must identify an organization for which he/she will serve and will earn credit based on combined organization participation and the student’s documentation of service experience, observations, and results. The student must complete 30 hours of service during the semester. Students may not earn retroactive credit for past service experiences. Graded Pass/No Pass.
This course is designed primarily for freshman and sophomore students who want to explore the opportunities available to them with various majors and careers. Class instruction encompasses decision-making and goal setting; self-assessment and advising; connecting personal profile with majors and careers; evaluating graduate school for various professions; and exploring various career settings. This class is particularly helpful for “undeclared” students. Graded Pass/No Pass.
This course aims to enable the student to develop techniques and strategies for identifying fields of interest, building a personal brand, and conducting an effective job search. Students will discern and identify their own unique skills, interests and values. Students will also be guided through the job/internship search process which includes researching the job market, developing a network of contacts, writing a resume, building an online presence, and completing an interview. Graded Pass/No Pass.
The registration deadline for the fall 2022 semester is September 2, 2022.
Please see below for the role of each person in the registration process.
Students will need to:
*Are you an undergraduate international student completing an internship in the United States?
In addition to registering for academic internship credit through our office, you will also have to follow the CPT applications steps as highlighed by the International Student Services Office.
Supervisors will need to:
If the student seeks major-specific credit, instructors and/or academic chairs will need to:
Approve the internship via Handshake (no account registration required) by confirming the information below:
To ensure that an experience is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, all the following criteria must be met:
The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
All supervisors and instructors will approve your internship experience within 2 business days.
No, please stop by Career Development in Farrell Hall Room 204 with any questions. You will register for the course via Handshake and Career Development will process your registration.
Minimum of 6 weeks.
You must be a sophomore (at least 30 credit hours have been completed).
In rare cases, yes. If you think you will receive an internship offer after the add/drop date, you must notify Career Development BEFORE the add/drop deadline. Email email@example.com.
No. The course requires that you be working while registered for the course. The university cannot award retroactive credit for an internship you completed in the past.
Learning objectives are goals that you are trying to achieve in your internship. Goals must be specific, measurable, time-bound, and be able to be evaluated by a supervisor. For example:
Please contact the department chair to see if you are eligible to receive course credit for your internship.
No, all approvals will be completed electronically via Handshake. Students will provide OPCD with your email address so that you may receive the approval request. If you do not receive the email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The email will come from email@example.com.
No, the email will contain a link to approve the request.
We ask that you provide approval within 2 business days.
Yes, you can. We ask that you provide information as to why it is not approved or provide steps that the student needs to take in order to be approved.
We are looking for substantive content reflecting on critical thinking skills, reflections, predictions, and insights.
At the beginning of your internship:
In the middle of your internship:
At the end of your internship: