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Toledo Talent Keeps Toledo Great Internship Program Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an internship? 

How will having an internship help me after college?

What City departments are available to intern in and what if I want to intern in an area that does not have a posted internship position? 

What forms of compensation and/or course credit are available? 

What does “good academic standing” mean?

Can I get assistance with writing a resume and cover letter? 

What is an internship?

Internships are structured work experiences related to a student's major and/or career interests that are supervised by a professional in the field that enhance a student's knowledge and skills to advance in their academic, career and personal development. 

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How will having an internship help me after college?

Most graduate schools, medical schools, and professional job positions are competitive.  An internship accompanied with a project can allow you to stand out from the crowd.  It tells your prospective employer/interviewer that you are capable of taking on a project, working independently, and seeing the project through to a conclusion.  Additional benefits of participating in the Toledo Talent Keeps Toledo Great internship program include: learning about the inner workings of a large multi-faceted enterprise; gaining practical experience in a particular field; developing new skills that add to your knowledge base while gaining confidence in your abilities; meeting new people and practice networking skills while establishing a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references; and the satisfaction that comes from helping your neighbors through civic engagement.

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What City departments are available to intern in and what if I want to intern in an area that does not have a posted internship position?

The current listing of available Toledo Talent Keeps Toledo Great internships are maintained on Handshake, search TTKTG. Departments may include but are not limited to: finance, economic development, planning, community relations, mayor’s office, and human resources. If you have an internship area of interest that is not represented on the current listing, contact amy.wexler@utoledo.edu in the Career Services to discuss available options. 

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What forms of compensation and/or course credit are available?

Students who participate in Toledo Talent Keeps Toledo Great could receive financial compensation and/or course credit with their internship experience. Students who are awarded federal work study could be eligible to receive compensation via the community work study option. (Note: federal work study eligibility questions should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid). Most departments or programs have a course called "Independent Study" or "Research" or a similar title under which you could obtain course credit.  Many degree programs also offer academic credit for internship hours. Students who volunteer their time and efforts for an internship opportunity, without compensation or course credit, benefit from the experience. 

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What does “good academic standing” mean?

Good academic standing requires a student to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale each term. A student in good standing is eligible for registration for the upcoming term in accordance with current regulations/procedures outlined by the individual colleges and/or specific programs of study. 

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Can I get assistance with writing a resume and cover letter?

Career Services offers students assistance with resume and cover letter. Contact us to schedule an appointment at 419.530.4341 or careerservices@utoledo.edu

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 Other Questions?  Contact Amy.Wexler@utoledo.edu in Career Services.

 

Last Updated: 9/12/18