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Students and alumni, join us for the 2019 Fall Internship and Career Fair on Friday, October 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 in Goodwin Hall! All degrees and majors are welcome to attend and network with 50+ employers recruiting for degree-required, full-time positions as well as internships. A wide range of businesses, non-profits, and government entities will be represented. See the Event Calendar for more details.
Thinking about getting an internship? Wondering if it’s a good idea? Consider these facts:
ACE receives postings from employers offering internships and jobs on a daily basis. All are posted on ACE Connect and the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI), College Central Network. Complete your registration on both to search for opportunities.
Once your registration is complete, submit a résumé for review. ACE also offers assistance with locating internship sites (Note: graduate students need to see their graduate program advisor first).
Students may choose to register and receive academic credit for their internship experience. Credit is awarded in the ratio of 1 semester credit hour per every 50 hours worked on site and may range anywhere from 2-6 semester credit hours. The maximum amount of internship credit that may be counted toward graduation requirements is 6 semester credit hours. To obtain academic credit, students are expected to:
Procedures for obtaining an internship:
All prospective interns have completed a significant amount of coursework and have the academic foundation needed to make a positive contribution to any company or organization. To qualify for participation in Benedictine’s internship program, a student must:
Know your rights as a student intern. Students should be aware of their rights. Read the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division fact sheet on Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act before applying for or accepting an internship.
Job fairs can be a great way to network with potential employers and make a great first impression that could lead to an interview, an internship or a job. Stay tuned for upcoming job and internships fairs on campus and elsewhere. We offer and collaborate on two major career and internship fair offerings:
Look for announcements regarding campus interviewing opportunities on campus at BenU and at participating CCCI schools. Campus interviewing can be an efficient and effective way to apply for jobs or internships with partnering employers.
Obtaining a part-time, on-campus job at Benedictine University can be a great way to develop professional skills and experience while earning some income. Visit ben.edu/studentemployment for current openings on campus for undergraduate and graduate students.
You’ll see that the “job status” varies. If you aren’t sure if you have a Federal Work Study award, contact Financial Aid at (630) 829-6100 or visit their office in the Lownik Enrollment Services Center.
If you are interested in working for a department or office on campus that is not listed on the current openings page, contact that department and ask if they have available opportunities.
It is always a good idea to have an updated résumé ready to go before you contact a hiring manager. Drop by during our walk-in hours to work with an ACE representative on revising your résumé. You can reach us at (630) 829-6041.
The ACE team is available to help you with graduate school preparation – from helping you research the various options and writing an excellent personal statement to submitting your application and practicing effective interviewing skills. See below for some of our online resources and contact ACE for more information or to make an appointment.
Applications for the various graduate exams are available in ACE and can also be found through the appropriate website.