The Center for Career Development is designed to assist students throughout the job and internship search process. Career Counselors are available to meet with students on a one-on-one basis, or in a group setting to discuss career goals and action steps to help you achieve those goals.
It is important to be strategic with your search, and to start early! For instance, if you’re hoping to perform an internship during the spring semester, you should begin your search by the beginning of Fall. Don’t wait until last minute, schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor today!
Where to Begin
- Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss Career Goals
- Speak with your Advisor to learn of internship requirements
- Review your resume and cover letter with Career Development or Optimal Resume
In order for an internship to be approved by the University, the following criteria must be met. This criteria is set to protect University of Bridgeport students, and ensure valuable and educational experiences through internships and experiential opportunities.
- A designated supervisor is identified to provide the intern with guidance.
- Projects and tasks have been developed to give the intern legitimate work which will allow them to gain professional experience applicable to the industry.
- Intern responsibilities relate to their particular course of study or desired interest area.
- The intern does not displace regular employees, and works in close proximity to a full-time employee.
- The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern and does not solely advance business operations.
- Feedback is provided by the intern supervisor throughout the internship term, including completion of an Internship Evaluation provided by the University of Bridgeport.
- Clearly defined goals and learning objectives are identified which closely align with the intern’s course of study or desired interest area are developed.