Summer Internship

Report
An "internship" is an opportunity
offered
by
an
employer
to
students/"interns", to work at a
firm for a fixed period of time.
1.
Apply Classroom Knowledge: seen as the peak of
undergraduate education; opportunity to use the skills learned
in the classroom.
2.
Gain Valuable Work Experience : provides hands
on work experience not obtained in the classroom.
3.
Decide if this is the Right Career for You:
Validate genuine interest without committing – test career
satisfaction.
4.
Gain Confidence: a great way to build confidence and
increase chances of securing a job.
5.
Transition into a Job: Employers see interns as
prospective employees (a long interview). Number one way to
identify new staff.
6.
Have an Edge in the Job Market: Employers are
interested in your work experience in addition to your
academic qualifications. Internship(s) are a vital part of your
resume.
7.
Networking Opportunities: a great way to meet
people who might help you land a job/give you contacts.
 Business major students;
 Be juniors;
 Have concluded (by end of
Fall
semester)
at least:
38 credit hours (if admitted as sophomores)or
68 credit hours (if admitted as freshmen)
 Have completed (by end of Spring
semester): FINA 210, MNGT 215, MKTG 210,
INFO 200;

Duration:
two
months/8
weeks
-
summer
Semester
(between May 27th and August 15th)

Work week: not less than 5 working days

Working Hours: as per the host company

Supervision:
AUB: OSB Faculty Mentor
Company: Work Supervisor

Grading: based on evaluations of direct work supervisor
and OSB mentor
The internship grade is included in the computation of the overall
average

March 15th:
Deadline for online registration at OSB
website

April 15th:
Deadline for securing an internship from
host company
Personal Effort

Prepare your CV

Spread the word: Networking is the #1 way
to find opportunities.

Talk to senior students or alumni

Talk directly to employers: Job Fairs, browse
the internet & apply online
Mandatory:

CV

Verification
Letter
from
OSB
Student
Services
Optional (individual Co. requirements):

Transcript

Cover Letter
Online Registration
To register online : (Student Services Office will send Imail to all)
1.
Log to OSB website: http://sb.aub.edu.lb
2.
Student Services,
Career Development Center
3.
Select OSB Students, Intern
4.
Choose a username and a password and register
Important Reminders:

March 15th, 2013 – Deadline

Completing the online application is mandatory, if
you do not register you will not be able to officially
register for your internship
Securing an Internship
1.
2.
Students who should solicit their own
internships, should:
Register online (step 1) - following the
normal process (deadline March 15th)
Provide the school with an Official
Acceptance Letter (company letter
head) from the company that accepted
them for an Internship.
1.
The beginning and the end dates of the
internship period (Any 8 weeks, between
May 27th & August 15th 2013).
2.
The department joined,
and the name and title of
the direct work supervisor.
3.
The e-mail, phone, fax,
and address of the
company and the direct
supervisor.
All internships are considered approved
unless notified otherwise
By April 15th all registered students should
have an assigned internship
Meeting the Mentor

At the beginning of May,
students will be assigned
an academic Mentor
(not necessarily Advisor).

Students should check
their OSB account to
contact the mentor for
further instructions
before the start of the
internship
Payment of Fees
BUSS245 is a One-Credit course
Internship Process
Online Registration
Secure an Internship
Meet Faculty Mentor
Payment for The Statement of Fees
Start of the Internship
Q.1 : Can I do my internship in two different
companies?
A.1 : Yes, Min. one month/company & one
acceptance letter/company (no interruption)
Q.2 : If a company requests an official
verification letter from AUB, what should I
do?
A.2 : Bring the business card of your contact(s),
and we will prepare the letter. No letters
addressed “to whom it may concern”.
Q.3 : What if I do not have an internship by
April 15th, 2013?
A.3 : You might have to postpone your
internship until the summer of 2014
Q.4 : What if the company does not confirm
acceptance by April 15th ?
A.4 : Stress the deadline to the host company
(University requirements - April 15th).
Communicate
Q.5 : Can I work for a family business?
A.5 : The answer is “Preferably No”!!
However, we look at case by case basis.
Q.6: What papers should I provide the student
services office if I intend to do my internship
abroad?
A.6 : An official acceptance letter, same
process as if you are doing it locally!!
Q.7 : How many courses I am allowed to
take with the internship?
A.7 : one 3-credit course, in addition to
zero credit workshops after working
hours
Q.8 : What if I did not complete all the
required courses by the end of Fall
semester?
A.8 : Inform the Student Services
Office
Q.9: What kind of conduct am I expected
to maintain during the internship?
A.9:
1. Punctual
2. Professional: behavior and appearance
3. Motivated and willing to learn (take initiative)
4. Accurate & reliable in performing duties
5. Communicate clearly
6. Microsoft Office conversant with good
research skills (internet abilities)
Q.10: When and what should I report to my
mentor/ student services office?
A.10: When: Maintain communication from day
one
What:
• If asked to work less than 5 working days
• If asked to do personal favors (coffee, etc..)
• If work is limited to photocopy and filing
• In case of harassment (bullying, psychological,
racial, religious, sexual “verbal”, etc.)
For any kind of help, you may refer to:
Mohammad Nazzal
Student Services Office
Office: OSB, Ground Floor, Room 113B
Email: [email protected], Ext. 3956

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