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Internships, 49erships & Co-ops

Experience is the key that unlocks your future!

Experiential Learning is an excellent opportunity for you to gain real-world work experience while still enrolled in school as well as improve your post-graduation job prospects. The Experiential Learning Program will also teach you valuable job-search skills such as resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Application & Procedures:

The Program:


Apply to the Program

  1. Complete the NinerJobNet Orientation and submit the online statement of Ethical Behavior on the last page of the presentation.
  2. Submit the Experiential Learning Program Application.  Please allow 3-5 business days for your application to be evaluated.  We will notify you by email once it has been processed.

Co-op Students:

You must also meet with your Co-op Advisor listed below and submit the Co-op Approval form before applying to or participating in co-op positions:

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Requirements to Complete the Program While You're Working

Confirm your Employment:

Assignments During Your 49ership/Service 49ership:

You must complete both of these items during your 49ership semester in order to receive a satisfactory grade for your transcript notation course.

Assignments During Your Co-op:

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Benefits of Experiential Learning

  • Explore career interests and clarify future career goals.
  • Network with professionals in your field and identify potential mentors.
  • Obtain career-related experience.
  • Improve your post-graduation job prospects.
  • Incorporate classroom theories with applied learning experiences.
  • Improve essential job search skills like professional resume writing and interviewing techniques.
  • Develop the marketable skills employers are looking for.
  • Earn recognition for your experience through transcript notation (or course credit).
  • Develop professional references for your future career.
  • Increase self-confidence and knowledge of your interests, abilities, and values.
  • Gain experience through a program sanctioned by the university and supported on your behalf regarding safety, ethical practice and quality assurance issues.

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Cooperative Education

What is Cooperative Education (Co-op)?

  • A career-related educational program to help students gain experience before graduating.
  • Available to students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing & Informatics, and the Lee College of Engineering.
  • A paid work experience in a professional setting.
  • Students may work alternating full-time semesters of work with full-time semesters of school; two back-to-back full-time semesters of work; or three parallel part-time semesters of work with part-time semesters of school. (Students in the College of Engineering MUST commit to complete 3 alternating semesters; Computer Science students need only 2 alternating semesters) / (Engineering students may earn 1 complete year towards their professional license after completing three semesters of co-op and an accompanying co-op seminar).
  • Students are enrolled in a zero-credt transcript notation course each semester they work. There is a $60 registration fee for the notation that will be applied to the student's account.
  • Student's enrollment status is forced to full-time student in order to obtain financial aid, insurance, etc.

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49erships

What is a 49ership?

  • A non-credit internship experience lasting one semester and sponsored by the University Career Center.
  • A career-related educational program to help students gain experience before graduation.
  • Fall and spring participation is part-time; summer opportunities are either part-time or full-time.
  • May be paid or unpaid, but the Fair Employment Act should be considered.
  • Students are enrolled in a zero-credt transcript notation course each semester they work. There is a $60 registration fee for the notation that will be applied to the student's account.

What is a Service 49ership?

  • A non-credit internship experience with a nonprofit or government agency lasting one semester and sponsored by the University Career Center.
  • A career-related educational program to help students gain experience before graduation.
  • Fall and spring participation is part-time; summer opportunities are either part-time or full-time.
  • May be paid or unpaid opportunities, but the Fair Employment Act should be considered.
  • Students are enrolled in a zero-credt transcript notation course each semester they work. There is a $60 registration fee for the notation that will be applied to the student's account.

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Eligibility Requirements

EL Requirements: Must be full-time student, completed freshman courses, and have no financial holds

 

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Internships

What is an Internship?

  • A career related work experience that provides students an opportunity to gain experience before they graduate while earning credit hours.
  • Check with academic departments for availability.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students should check directly with their department.  Each academic department has different requirements for academic-credit internships.

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Sample of Participating Employers

  • Bank of America
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Lowe's Companies
  • Duke Energy
  • Target
  • Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Premier, Inc.
  • Vanguard
  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPGM
  • Deloitte & Touche

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Upcoming NinerJobNet Orientations

 

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