The BlueCrest College University, Career Office supports experiential learning by encouraging student internship participation; collaborating with departments and organizations to provide academic internship course credit; and promoting professional development through unique learning opportunities. The Program specifically targets school of Technology, School of Business and Communication, School of Fashion students and encourages experiential learning as a complimentary approach to education while focusing on increasing the quantity and quality of internship opportunities that lead to permanent employment for BlueCrest College graduates.
Students will enhance their academic and professional skills while making themselves more marketable as they leave academia and enter today’s competitive workforce.
CRITERIA NECESSARY FOR AN INTERN
To ensure that a STUDENT — whether it is an internal internship or one conducted outside the school premises — must be educational and thus acceptable by the Career office, all the following criteria is a necessity for all interns:
1. The experience gained must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
3. The experience acquired must entails a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.PAID VS. UNPAID
Internships for credit must run through the academic semester in coordination with the intern’s class schedule. The job responsibilities and expectations should be the same whether the intern is paid or unpaid. BlueCrest College strongly encourages paid internships for students with distant locations from their residence to the workplace. Students can receive up to six credit hours. However, note that internship credit is not beneficial or cost effective for all students.
CRITERIA FOR UNPAID INTERNSHIPS
The following are the necessary criteria for unpaid Internship:
1. The extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be giving in an educational environment.
2. The extent to which the internship programme relates to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.
3. The extent to which the internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar.
4. The extent to which the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning.
5. The extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern.
6. The extent to which the intern and the employer understand that the internship training is not entitled to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.
FACILITATING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The Career Office will facilitate internship avenues in organizations and institutions for students.
Based on the criteria provided by the Career Office, students who solicit internship from their preferred organizations should ensure that their training meet the standards of the Career Office.
SAMPLE INTERNSHIP ASSIGNMENTS BY MAJOR:
Business Plan development Investment Banking
HR analysis and compliance Financial Statement Analysis
Project management Promotion and Events Planning
Information Systems Brokerage Activities
Management Training programmes Financial Planning
RISK MANAGEMNET / INSURANCE ACCOUNTING
Agency marketing and promotion Create Financial Statements
Compliant Data Evaluation Audit Financial Statements
New Clients Enrollments Packets Tax preparation and planning
Compile renewal data Accounting Information Systems
Policy Cancellation Processing Compliance Analysis
Collecting and gathering market / product information
Researching suppliers / customers
Taking part in promotional campaigns
Assisting management / project team
SALES REAL ESTATE
Target market research. Participating in market analysis
Cold calling and prospecting. Surveying financing terms
Relationship development. Participating in the mortgage loan processing Key account management. Inspecting properties
After – scale service. Performing appraisal functions
Data system Analyst
I.T support Technician