Internships allow you to take knowledge learned in the classroom and apply it in a professional setting. Not only do internships give you a leg up when applying for full-time jobs, but they also help you gain new skills, strengthen your resume and progress toward your desired career. Taking advantage of work opportunities while still in school, in the form of internships, jobs or volunteer work is a great way to support your long-term goals.
Can ASU Online students take advantage of internships?
Yes. Just like in-person students, ASU Online students can take advantage of in-person and online internship opportunities. Arizona State University regularly offers virtual career development opportunities, including virtual career workshops, career fairs and employer recruiting sessions. ASU Online students can also take advantage of in-person career fairs and workshops.
Register for Handshake, an online hub for career and internship opportunities, to start your search for internships.
How does ASU careers services assist online students?
The ASU Career and Professional Development Services team is here for you. They make it easy to get the guidance you need by offering both virtual and in-person assistance. One-on-one career advising, information sessions, networking opportunities and professional mentoring are just a few of the many services offered to students.
Do ASU Online degrees require internships for graduation?
Some ASU Online programs do require students to complete an internship to graduate. Check your major map to confirm if your program requires an internship for graduation. Courses ending in 484 or 494 typically indicate an internship is required as part of your degree program.
To ensure you get academic credit for your internship, you should:
- Meet with your academic advisor.
- Visit your career advisor.
- Connect with your college internship coordinator.
Your advisors and coordinators will guide you to finding an internship and ensuring it meets your academic requirements.
Is it better to do an online or in-person internship?
Both online and in-person internships are reputable ways to gain real-world experience. When choosing one over the other, you should focus on what you feel more comfortable doing. The skills you gain in your internship are more important than the its modality. Think about what opportunities will get you a step closer to your desired career when searching for internships.
ASU student employment
Many ASU students choose to get a part-time job during the school year, either on or off campus. Not only is this a great way to make extra money but, according to the U.S. News and World Report, those who work during college end up with higher salaries later in their careers.
Visit the ASU student employment page for information on both on- and off-campus job opportunities that can help supplement both your resume and income.