|Course Descriptions||Internship Registration Process||Internship FAQs|
|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. Course credit cannot be awarded for past work experiences. 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 online and asynchronous (Spring only). 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 is online and asynchronous (Fall only).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 spring 2024 semester is January 24, 2024.
Business Practicum is required for Business Majors.
To satisfy the requirements of the Business Practicum Experience, students must complete a minimum of 400 hours of work. The course is instructed under the College of Business by Dr. Dale Fodness. To sign up, you can fill out the form here.
Business students can double dip and receive internship credit and Business Practicum credit if they wish for upper-level elective credit towards their degree plan. The internship course is instructed by Career Development under Christina Nguyen. To sign up, please complete your registration on Handshake.
Business Internship is required for Business Minors.
Business minors need to sign up for before they begin their internship for BUS3v57 facilitated by Career Development under Christina Nguyen. To sign up, please complete your registration on Handshake. This is the only registration process for the course.
Learning objectives are designed to clearly state what a student will learn during the internship. The objectives should reflect on what the student hopes to achieve by the end of internship.
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:
Objective: Learn and implement a social media marketing plan.
Measured/evaluated by: Increase of followers.
Examples of past learning objectives from students:
We want to know what you are learning in your internship and how it is shaping your professional development. Provide us with specific details about the projects that you're working on, the skills that you are acquiring and/or honing, and how your experience is shaping your own professional development.
At the beginning of your internship think about...
In the middle of your internship...
At the end of your internship...
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:
Please contact the department chair to see if you are eligible to receive course credit for your internship.
All supervisors and instructors should be able to approve your internship experience within 2 business days. Once approvals are obtained, please allow an additional 5 business days for your registration to be processed.
Minimum of 6 weeks.
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.
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.
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 Christina Nguyen at email@example.com.
In addition to registering for course credit through our office, you will also have to follow the CPT application steps as highlighted by the International Student Services Office.
The course is offered during the fall, spring, and summer terms.
You must be a sophomore (at least 30 credit hours have been completed).
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.
Yes, you can. In the approval process, please dictate which assignments you want to assign or add comments in the approval process so that OPCD staff can make adjustments.
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 in your email inbox. If you do not receive the email, please contact Christina Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, the email will contain a link to approve the request.
We ask that you provide approval within 2 business days.
The email will come from email@example.com.