Career Development

Junior Practicum Summit & Coursework

The program kicks off with a three-day Summit at the end of February 2022. The purpose of the Summit is to introduce students to the program through community building, professional skill-development workshops, and conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Beginning in March 2022, students will participate in weekly career readiness courses led by Career Development Center professional staff members. The purpose of these courses is to provide students with tangible skills related to their career area of interest and to prepare them to apply their classroom knowledge to their summer internship experience. Courses will meet weekly for six weeks during an assigned time. In addition to the financial award, students who successfully complete all components of the Junior Practicum, including the Summit and coursework, will receive one co-curricular credit on their transcript.

Paid Summer Experience

After completing the Junior Practicum Summit and coursework, students will receive up to $4,000 to pursue an 8–12 week internship experience related to their chosen career field. Students will have the option to identify their own internship or request to be matched with a sponsor by the Career Development Center. Students are required to submit an itemized budget outlining their requested funding needs.

If you wish to be matched to an internship or research experience by the Career Development Center, you must submit this application by the December 15th deadline.