ERIC Number: ED196477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Student Guide to Co-Op/Internship.
Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.
This three-part manual was designed to assist students at Sinclair Community College in earning credit for job-related internships. To help students locate and secure internship positions, Part I provides: (1) an interpretation of the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory; (2) an exercise requiring students to delineate the duties, responsibilities, and job conditions that apply to their vocational areas of interest; (3) an introduction to resume preparation and contents, (4) samples of effective and ineffective resumes and cover letters; (5) a discussion of interview behavior; and (6) samples of employer information and pre-interview forms. Part II outlines the requirements for internship eligibility and presents exercises designed to help the student identify opportunities for personal and career development on the job. Special emphasis is placed on the cultivation of perceptual growth, that is, the ability to perceive the interactions of all positions in the work environment and thereby become a more knowledgeable employee. Part III presents materials needed to document on-the-job learning and to apply it toward college credit. These materials include instructions for writing learning contracts, compiling end-of-term reports, and preparing interim reports describing learning experiences as they are encountered. Sample reports are provided, as are the forms used in internship evaluations. (JP)
Descriptors: College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Course Evaluation, Employment Interviews, Internship Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Job Search Methods, Learning Experience, Mechanical Skills, On the Job Training, Performance Contracts, Records (Forms), Skill Development, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sinclair Community Coll., Dayton, OH.