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The Senior Experience internship is an interactive learning partnership through which students increase their knowledge and skills in a particular area of study while under the guidance of a mentor(s). The internship allows our students to team up with a variety of people within the community, and it allows business and corporations to invest in the future of their industry. Our students bring knowledge in the following fields:

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The essential component of a successful internship is that the student actively participates in an area of interest under the guidance of a mentor. Different mentors approach this in different ways. Some mentors design special projects to have students develop particular skills. Others integrate students into ongoing projects that may require the student to collaborate with other colleagues (teamwork) or to work independently on one aspect of the project which the student is capable of undertaking with minimal supervision (initiative). Internships may be in any discipline or involve any profession; however, it is mandatory each student be linked to an internship that relates to the student's field of study.
Defining what an internship is not, is equally as important as defining what it is. Students are expected to perform duties, including filing, typing, etc., that are relevant to their intern position. However, they are not to serve as "day labor" for businesses or social/public service agencies. An internship is not an employment experience as much as it is a learning experience.

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