Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
Career Services assists Monroe students and alumni with career planning and management. Career Services has a strong commitment to developing quality internship opportunities with employers that allow our students to gain real-world experience in a chosen profession. As in many other aspects of life, the benefits you receive from the internship will be directly related to the effort you invest. We will assist you in acquiring challenging work assignments in your field of interest but your ultimate success in the program will depend upon your own initiative.
1. There is an impressive roster of internship opportunities from many well-known companies and agencies to choose from. Your first and most valuable resource is Mustang JobLink, our job and internship database for assistance with your search.
You can also visit:
www.glassdoor.com2. Vault Guides to Jobs The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career and getting your foot in the door. Each volume is loaded with up-to-date information on industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates. 3. Glassdoor Access Program Glassdoor.com allows students to research employee reviews, salaries, and interview questions on over 300,000 companies to help them make important career decisions.
The Career Services Internship Program gives students the opportunity to integrate academic study with professional work experience in job placements that directly relate to their college majors and/or career interests. As the name implies, it is a joint effort in which businesses, government, social and cultural agencies work with the college. The program is designed to enhance academic and personal growth through the practical application of theoretical and technical knowledge gained in the classroom. Students get a head start networking and making professional contacts, exploring their career options while building their resumes for future employment opportunities. Through the program, students learn about the variety of possibilities that are open to them with their particular academic training, personal interests and values. They acquire a clearer understanding of the work environment and a greater appreciation of the considerable skills that they themselves bring to the work environment. Since they have an opportunity to relate theory to application in their Internship placements, students more easily see the relationship between the “world of the classroom” and the “world of work.”
The Internship Program provides students with a series of work experiences, either at the same organization or at two or more organizations. Students are allowed to earn up to 9 credits during their college career (6 during their Bachelor’s degree and 3 during their Associates degree OR 6 during their associate's degree and 3 during their Bachelor’s degree). Each successive work experience offers new responsibilities and challenges and builds on the previous one and on the academic work completed between or during the work experiences.
You can earn 3 academic
credits for your work experience through the Internship Course. If you are
interested in getting work experience in your field and do not meet the
requirements, you can gain work experience without earning academic credit.
We will do all we can to assist you in finding an internship. Whether or not you obtain a placement will depend on how well you fare in the job search process. We will help you develop an effective resume and we will coach you on successful interviewing. Once provided with the opportunity for an interview, however, you must secure the position yourself, often in competition with other students, from both Monroe College and other colleges. The prospective employer makes the final decision on whether or not you are hired. The Internship placement process takes time. Get Started Early!