"An internship is a short-term, pre-professional, practical work experience that relates to your chosen profession or major."
Why do an internship?
Internships are a key way of building relevant work experience. They can build your resume, add needed skills, expose you to the professional workplace, help build your network, help you find positive references, and lead to a full-time job. They also can help you choose your major or career.
77% of the 211 employers surveyed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers hire interns, and many firms hire up to 40% of their full-time hires from their former interns.
All students interested in making an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, must first take an Internship Seminar Workshop.
An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation while you receive compensation in return for the work you do. You can view and apply to these types of positions on STARR Search.
An internship that allows you to combine classroom learning with hands-on practice prior to graduation and for which you receive no compensation but you gain work experience and opportunities to network. Many of these internships offer a stipend or academic credit. Meet with the Internship Coordinator to learn more about these opportunities. You can view and apply to these types of positions on STARR Search.
Companies come to Baruch College to interview students for summer internships through the On Campus Recruiting program (OCR). OCR is managed by our online recruiting software program, STARR Search. All resume submissions and interview sign-ups are completed online.
- Zero Credit
Students who meet specific criteria can land paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive a transcript notation.
Please click the following link for a complete Zero Credit Internship Guide.
If a student feels that they meet the internship course criteria, please complete the Zero-Credit Internship Application form and submit it to the Internship Coordinator in the STARR Career Development Center.
Paid or unpaid internships whereby you will take an internship class while interning. Upon completion of your internship, you will receive college credit.
Please click the following link for a complete Internship for Credit Guide
When should I start looking?
It's harder (but not impossible) to find internships as a freshman; so if you have trouble finding one, consider volunteering or doing a part-time job that helps build your skills and resume. By sophomore year, it's good to start looking. Keep in mind that some companies require students to get college credit for internships and a prerequisite for business students to get credit is to be admitted to Zicklin.
The largest companies in the finance & accounting industries recruit as follows:
- Freshman and sophomore year they offer leadership experiences (typically 3-day programs).
- The summer before the student's graduation, the companies offer a paid internship (summer analyst) program. Recruitment for the summer program takes place the previous January.
- At the end of the summer, students MAY receive full time job offers (students start working full-time after graduation)
- Firms also recruit candidates for full-time jobs in October and November of the student's senior year.
Other industries don´t always have such formal timelines, so it´s best to seek an internship 2-3 months before you want to start working.
Preparation for an Internship
In order to find the right fit for your career interests and goals, you should determine your internship target and know where to search for internship opportunities. Prior to beginning the search, you should also have prepared a resume
and have practiced your interviewing skills
. During the interview process, it will be crucial to understand correspondence etiquette and how to handle internship offers. Once you are working at the internship, you should be aware of how to succeed at your internship, troubleshoot and end the internship.
Please click the following link for a Internship Success Guide.
|| View this tutorial if you plan to participate in Internship On-Campus Recruiting during this academic year. Completion of this tutorial is required to participate in this program. Keep in mind that it will take 72 hours to activate your Internship OCR eligibility in Starr Search so plan accordingly.
In order to have your results processed, you must complete your profile in STARR Search.
This tutorial does NOT replace the OCR workshop for jobs. This tutorial is for students interested in OCR INTERNSHIPS ONLY and should only be taken by current students.
International Students and Internships
F-1 international students are permitted to apply for a paid internship through a program called Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
For more extensive information visit the International Student Service Center and access this helpful tutorial
For more information, visit the International Student Service Center