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An Industrial Internship Program To Enhance Student Learning And Marketability

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.95.1 - 5.95.6



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Melanie Basantis

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Zenaida Otero Keil

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Industrial internships are an important part of the Rowan Engineering Programs. These internships are designed with industrial partners to provide the optimum learning experience for students as well as research opportunities and industrial contacts for the College of Engineering. Rowan University offers an innovative internship model that involves students, faculty, industrial partners and Career and Development Center staff. This team approach to internships leads to enhanced student development and strong relationships between the University and its industrial partners. The team approach to internship development has served to enhance students’ technical as well as human relations skills. Workshops designed to enhance student development and marketability include topics such as resume writing, communication skills and team dynamics. The partnership between the College of Engineering and the Career and Development Center is a significant factor in the success of the Rowan Programs. The success of the program is evident by the student and industrial participants program evaluations. To date, 71% of the Rowan Engineering Students have participated in the internship program. The student participation increased with the level of study. Of the junior class, 94% of students participated in the internship program.

Basantis, M., & Keil, Z. O. (2000, June), An Industrial Internship Program To Enhance Student Learning And Marketability Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8451

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