COM: 443 The Professional Internship
Internships can be a key element in getting a desirable job after graduation. Communication students have interned at the Kentucky Derby Festival, Brown Forman, Papa John’s, WHAS 11, Actor’s Theatre, Office of the Mayor, and Greater Louisville, Inc to name a few. Potential employers will be looking for relevant experience on your resumé. That’s why a meaningful internship is so valuable. It will give you a distinct advantage over the competition.
An internship may often lead to permanent employment with the organization where a student is working as an intern. Even if the company with which you have completed your internship does not hire you, the experience listed on your resumé may lead to many other job openings. And the contacts made during your internship could give you excellent references and possibilities for networking.
An internship provides that important bridge between your academic and professional worlds and makes the transition much easier. The more experience you gain interviewing, the more prepared you will be when seeking permanent employment after graduation.
Take advantage of the opportunity that an internship offers. Not only will you gain three hours credit in your career emphasis – you will be adding considerable value to your resumé.
1. Junior or Senior standing
2. Declared communication major
3. Registered for COM: 443 The Professional Internship (3 credit hours)
4. Internship Director’s approval
Internships require 150 hours of work for three credit hours over a twelve week session. Internships are offered Session One, Session Two, Session Four, Session Six and Session Seven.
For more information, please contact Dr. Melissa M. Chastain (502)873-4251; firstname.lastname@example.org