According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), experience does matter. The NACE 2009 Student Survey found that graduates who had taken part in an internship fared far better in the job market than their peers who didn’t. In today’s economy, many employers are selecting their new full-time hires from their internship pool.
The mission of the office of Career Services (OCS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is to provide centralized, comprehensive and progressive interdisciplinary programs, services and resources to prepare A&T students for the achievement of successful personal and professional career development to meet the needs of a global society. NCA&T students are encouraged to consider internships beginning with the freshman year in order to get hands-on experience in their field of study. Workshops are provided throughout the academic year on how to apply for an internship. In addition, internship opportunities are available through on-campus recruiting, AggieLink (the Office’s online job service), and the OCS website (www.careerserv.ncat.edu).
Students who have participated in internships, and co-ops as well, are often spotlighted in the Career Services newsletter for during the academic year. Questions and counseling concerning internships can be directed to Pamela Basheer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, at 336/334-7755 or email@example.com.