Cooperative Education/Internships allow students to put classroom theory into real world practice through on-the-job work experience. Make an appointment with the Internship Manager to learn how you can get started in your internship search. Please Note: If you wait until your last semester to begin your search, it will be very difficult to obtain an internship. Students are encouraged to seek and identify internship opportunities regardless of whether or not they work with Career Services.
In today’s competitive job market, employers often require candidates to have some previous experience in the field, even at the entry-level. The Internship program helps students to bridge the experience gap between their degree and employer expectations. Students who obtain internships not only have a chance to gain hands-on experience in their industry, which will boost their skills and strengthen their resume, but they also have the opportunity to represent TCI as field ambassadors, showing the caliber of professionals graduating from this school.
Students interested in pursuing an internship should attend an internship orientation. They must complete all recommended Career Seminars (JOB 100, 200, and 300). These seminars assist students with professional development and help guide them through the internship search process. Also, students will work one-on-one with the Internship Manager to polish their resumes, prepare strong cover letters, and practice interviewing skills. The Manager will then assist students in finding suitable internship opportunities that will give them optimal exposure to work within their field. Students are required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week at their internship, but may work more based on mutual agreement with the employer. Students may also receive academic credit for their internship depending on their major.
Read about some Internship Success Stories.
The Internship Manager actively cultivates and maintains relationships with employers across multiple industries to provide placement opportunities for TCI students. Ultimately, it is up to the employer to choose the candidates. Based on the guidance provided by the Internship Manager, students should also identify internship opportunities on their own. The communication between the student and Internship Manager is instrumental in meeting any deadlines and increasing the probability of obtaining an internship.
For more information, please contact the Internship Manager:
212-594-4000, ext. 4421