Undergraduate Internships

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Each student at LIM College is required to complete 13 credits of Experiential Career Education and Internship courses. Each stage of the program is comprised of a classroom component and an internship component. The classroom components are focused on developing job search skills, significant self-exploration, career development, develop an ePortfolio, enhance employability, and advance career goals. The internship component is comprised of real-world industry experience coupled with learning goals, coaching, weekly classes, reflection, and assignments designed to monitor progress and growth.

At this stage, students engage in activities focused on personal awareness and the identification of career objectives. Through seminars, guest speaker engagements, panels, internships, etc., students gain insight into specific career paths and articulate their own career objectives as they align with their academic plans. Students focus on developing the skills and abilities to leverage their strengths and address their challenges. These first three courses enable students to have meaningful internship experiences related to exploring their career goals.

Internship Prep: Designing Your Career (2 credits) – Students will begin designing their dream career by deeply exploring career paths that align with their academic plans, building their professional digital presence, making industry connections, and turning their passion into a plan with purpose. As part of the career exploration process, students will be exposed to and learn about career communities and emerging jobs. The first stop on their career journey at LIM College, students will define their personal brand, build their career toolkit, create their internship and college to career plan, and learn how to conduct a digital internship and job search.

The Internship Prep: Designing Your Career class is followed by two subsequent internship courses that allow students the opportunity to test out their intended careers through engaging in professional-level work.

Internship 1 (2 credits) – Students will engage in an internship or job shadow experience, and career coaching sessions to support their career development. In the traditional internship track, students will engage in their first professional work-based learning experience for a minimum of 100 hours for 12-14 weeks and test out their ideal career before fully committing. In the Fashion Forward track, students will find out if their dream job is something they really want to pursue by gaining first-hand information about potential career paths and work cultures. Along the way, get your questions answered and build professional connections with alumni and industry leaders in your area of interest.

Internship 2 (2 credits) – Students will explore more deeply personally, professionally and academically. In the traditional internship track, students will dive into a different area of interest or pursue their chosen specialty for a minimum of 100 hours for 12-14 weeks. Students will take on more significant responsibilities, more impactful projects, or even managerial responsibilities. In the Fashion Forward track, students will gain a deeper understanding of careers in the business of fashion and beyond by gaining first-hand information about potential career paths and work cultures.

At this stage, students have already had several career education opportunities through their internships and are ready to emulate a full-time work experience through their Senior Co-op. While students hone their workplace skills, they are also developing a better understanding of the daily demands of their chosen career path. Our employer partners often use co-op as a pipeline for full-time employment. All co-op courses have been designed with built-in flexibility to provide a meaningful experience for students with or without a co-op experience.

Senior Co-op Prep: Launching Your Career (1 credit) – By senior year, students have completed several internships and are ready to emulate an entry-level equivalent work experience. Before doing so, students must take this course in the semester prior to their co-operative education experience. Coursework will focus on leadership principles, taking initiative, and mastering the interview in preparation for landing the Co-op of their dreams. Students will demonstrate their advanced understanding of and ability to utilize job search strategies that will be the foundation for successfully seeking out a co-op and future professional endeavors that will set them on the path to fulfilling careers.

Senior Co-op (6 credits) – With clear career goals and a proven ability to be successful academically and professionally, in the traditional co-op track, students engage in a full-time work opportunity for their culminating senior year experience launching them into their first destination career. Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours of entry-level equivalent work for 12-14 weeks in their chosen field. In the Fashion Forward track, students will develop new skills, network, build relationships, and prepare for a career in the business of fashion and its related fields. Students will showcase their skills in front of industry leaders. With or without a traditional internship, the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students to make the transition from college to career by landing their first destination job or applying for graduate school.

Fashion Forward, our innovative internship experience, will give you the skills to find the career you dream of and empower you to live out your purpose. Fashion Forward is an industry focused, project- based and career development virtual course experience for students with or without a traditional internship. The heart of Fashion Forward is the of blending academics, industry and career development in a hybrid virtual classroom. In a hybrid virtual classroom, students will develop new skills, network like it’s a job, build industry relationships, experience a day in the life, grow as a leader, and prepare for a career in the business of fashion and beyond.

Micro-Internship (1 credit) – CARE 1890 is an optional internship course for students. Students often choose to register for this course because they have found an additional internship opportunity in between their required internships and their employer requires them to be earning credit. course will be run fully online through Canvas. This course is unrelated to the Internship 1, Internship 2, and Senior Co-op requirements.

Looking for the ultimate internship? Don’t wait for the perfect internship to find you. CARE 3620 is a 3- credit general elective course for students. The course will be run fully online through Canvas with some Zoom sessions with the Professor. This course is unrelated to your Internship 1, Internship 2, and Senior Co-op requirements. Design an internship experience that’s uniquely right for you! In addition to the required career education and internship requirements, students are encouraged to tailor-make an internship experience. Start by cultivating a positive mindset. Be proactive and create an internship at an organization that matches your academic interests. With research, networking and persistence, this one- of-a-kind internship can help you enhance your employability and advance your career goals. Prerequisites: CARE 1300, CARE 1620, and CARE 2620.

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