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Internships & Experience
Tennessee Wesleyan College places high value on experiential learning – opportunities for students to apply their studies to outside organizations, making a more significant contribution.
Our students fully engage in internships in all fields, including business and finance, communications, religion, government, education, healthcare, sales, social services and the sciences. By instituting a TWC experiential learning program, employers:
- Meet immediate staffing needs for short-term projects
- Attract high-quality personnel at affordable rates
- Receive a continuous flow of motivated talent
- Observe potential employee performance before hiring
- Groom individuals personally for future full-time position(s)
- Develop their full-time staff through the mentoring, coaching, and supervising of student interns
- Increase employee retention rates (as employees hired post-internship typically stay longer)
- Reinforce visibility and reputation with TWC's large student population
- Create a positive relationship with Tennessee Wesleyan College – its faculty, staff and alumni
Internship wages and hours vary based on the needs of the employer and student. However, a for-credit academic internship commitment is typically 10-20 hours weekly (during the school year) or full-time (during the summer). Internship wages are determined in advance at the discretion of the employer.
The Career Development Center makes recruiting for internships seamless, including on-campus interview opportunities, career and internship fairs, and online job postings. Click on Career Fair Registration for more detail. Even if your organization currently has no formal internship program, our staff can help you set up quickly – providing top-quality talent and proven coordination.
Through participating in job shadowing, employers have the opportunity to:
- Establish recruiting relationships with colleges/universities,
- Increase student interest in their organization and industry, and
- Mentor students who are exploring their major and career interests.
** Effective fall 2014,we only list paid internship opportunities for our students, unless the employer is a not-for-profit entity. T o review US Department of Labor "Fair Labor Standards Act Fact Sheet" regarding unpaid internships at for-profit entities, please click here.