Pre-Internship Orientation

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The West Wing

American International College

1000 State Street

Springfield, MA 01109

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Completion of a Pre-Internship Orientation session is required for all AIC students who intend to register for a 2017 (Spring or Summer) internship. All Pre-Internship Orientation sessions will be presented during C-Hour, to avoid conflics with scheduled classes.

Registration is encouraged but not mandatory -- walk-ins are welcome!

Faculty and staff who administer internships are encouraged to attend and feedback is welcome.


This Orientation will cover the following:

How to Find and Secure an Internship

  • Online Resources
  • Networking and Informational Interviews
  • Creating a Value Proposition

Making the Most of Your Internship

  • The True Purpose of an Internship
  • The +1 Rule for Internships (Step it Up!)
  • Professional Behavior and Dress
  • Planning a Successful Start
  • Clarifying Professional Expectations and Schedule
  • Setting Goals
  • Initiative and Attitude
  • Checking In and Asking for Feedback
  • Work-Samples for Your Career Portfolio
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American International College

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Springfield, MA 01109

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