Internship Information

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INTERNSHIP – SUMMER 2014
SULIMAN S. OLAYAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
October 3, 2013
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BUSS 245 – INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM
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INTERNSHIP – DEFINITION
• An "internship" is an opportunity offered by an
employer to students / "interns" to work at a firm for a
fixed period of time
• An "internship" is a period of time during which a
beginner acquires experience in an occupation,
profession
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INTERNSHIP – BENEFITS
1. Apply Classroom Knowledge: 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 in function without committing – test career satisfaction
4. Gain Confidence: a great way to build confidence and increase
chances of securing a job
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INTERNSHIP – BENEFITS CONT.
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 after graduation:
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.
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ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER 2014
INTERNSHIP
• Business major students
• Be juniors
• Have completed 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, and INFO 200
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INTERNSHIP – GUIDELINES
• Duration: 8 weeks – during Summer Session
• Between May 19th and August 31st
• Work week: not less than 5 working days
• Working Hours: as per the host company (not less that 6 hours)
• 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 overall average
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HOW TO FIND AN INTERNSHIP?
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Prepare your CV
Solicit your own internship through personal effort:
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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 (through company website)
Check the list of previous host companies and their contact
details on OSB website
• Check the list of internship that will be posted on OSB Career
Development Center (Only one can be selected)
• Start looking for an internship Now! Don’t postpone..
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WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO
APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
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CV
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Transcript
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Letter of intent (cover letter)
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Verification Letter from OSB–BBA Career Services (OSB 113B)
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SAMPLE VERIFICATION LETTER
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INTERNSHIP PROCESS
STEP 1 – ONLINE REGISTRATION
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Online Registration: Mandatory (independent from AUBsis)
Between February 1st – February 28th
OSB–BBA Career Services will send Imail to all eligible students to
register online
To register online:
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Log to OSB website: http://sb.aub.edu.lb
->> Student Services ->> Career Development Center
Select OSB Students, Intern
Choose a username and a password and register
Completing the online application is mandatory, if you do not
register you will not be able to officially register for your
internship
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INTERNSHIP PROCESS
STEP 2 – SECURING AN INTERNSHIP
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Deadline for securing an internship: April 15th
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Students who solicit their own internships, should
provide the school with an official Acceptance Letter (on
company letter head) from the host company by April
15th at the latest.
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INTERNSHIP PROCESS
STEP 2 – SECURING AN INTERNSHIP – CONT.
• Acceptance Letters Should Clearly State:
– Student Name
– The beginning and the end dates of the internship period (Any
8 weeks between May 19th & August 31th 2013).
– The department joined, and the name and title of the direct
work supervisor if available
– 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
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SAMPLE ACCEPTANCE LETTER
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INTERNSHIP PROCESS
STEP 3 – MEETING THE MENTOR
• At the beginning of May 2014, students will be assigned
an academic Mentor (not necessarily Advisor).
• Students should check their OSB Career Development
Center account to contact the mentor for further
instructions before the start of the internship
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INTERNSHIP PROCESS
STEP 4 – PAYMENT OF FEES
Payment of Fees
BUSS245 is a One-Credit course
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FAQS
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FAQS
• Can I do my internship in two different companies?
– Yes, Min. 4weeks/company & one acceptance letter/company
(no interruption)
• If a company requests an official verification letter from
AUB, what should I do?
– Bring the business card of your contact(s) to OSB–BBA Career
Services, and we will prepare the letter. No letters addressed
“to whom it may concern”.
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FAQS
• What if I do not have an internship by April 15th, 2014?
– You might have to postpone your internship until the summer
of 2015
• What if the company does not confirm acceptance by
April 15th ?
– Stress the deadline to the host company (University
requirement - April 15th). Communicate
• Can I work for a family business?
– The answer is “Preferably No”. However, we look at case by
case basis.
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FAQS
• What papers should I provide the OSB–BBA Career
Services if I intend to do my internship abroad?
• An official acceptance letter, same process as if you are doing in
Lebanon
• How many courses I am allowed to take with the
internship?
• one 3-credit course, in addition to 0-credit workshops after working
hours
• What if I did not complete all the required courses by
the end of Fall semester?
• Inform the OSB–BBA Career Services
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FAQS
• When and what should I report to my mentor or OSB–
BBA Career Services office?
– When: Maintain communication from day one
– What:
– If asked to work less than 5 working days
– If work is limited to photocopy and filing
– Any behavior that you might think inappropriate
– Etc..
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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
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Between February 1st – February 28th: Online registration on OSB
Career Development Center
April 15th: Deadline for securing an internship and providing
OSB–BBA Career Services with official acceptance letter from host
company
Starting May 2014: Assignment of mentor
May 20th – May 27th: Payment of Fees
Between May 19th and August 31st: Start of Internship (duration: 8
weeks)
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For more information:
OSB – BBA Career Services
Office: OSB, Ground Floor 113-B
Email: [email protected]
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