Career Service Office Online Virtual Support
Throughout the Fall 2020 semester the Career Services Office will be offering virtual services and events. We also actively monitor email during normal business hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm EST. Please let us know if you need technical accommodations or have general questions firstname.lastname@example.org
During this time, we encourage you to prioritize your health and safety. If you have any questions, please reach out to us directly. We look forward to connecting with you this semester!
Career Service Appointments
- Please login to Handshake to schedule your appointment.
- Once logged in, click on “Career Center” in the top right corner of Handshake.
- Click on “Appointments” and “Schedule a new appointment”.
- Choose your appointment type and select a time that works for you.
- If video appointment was selected, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to attend your appointment via collaborate.
- In your appointment confirmation email, you will receive a Blackboard Collaborate link to participate in your appointment.
- Clicking on the link will bring you to a video in your web browser (you do not need to download special software).
- Please email any documents you want reviewed ahead of time to staff you are meeting.
About Career Services
The Office of Career Services seeks to engage students at their developmental stage to address their specific educational and career-oriented goals. Recognizing students’ unique and diverse traits, the Office of Career Services helps guide them in gaining the skills and planning appropriately to reach their professional aspirations.
A profile is not automatically created or transferred to Handshake, but we encourage you to create on in our new system! Once your profile has been approved you will have the opportunity to make your profile private.
If you are already using Handshake as part of your recruitment efforts already, please add Fisher College to your list of schools. You will then upload any job or internship postings for Fisher.
New to Handshake? Find directions for creating your employer profile here
An Internship is an experiential learning opportunity in which the academic knowledge gained in your college courses is applied to a supervised work situation. This combination of work and academics enhances your overall knowledge base, allows you to sharpen your current skill set, and enables you to develop real workplace competencies. Internships occur outside of the classroom and should be in your major degree area. An Internship can be one of the most satisfying and enlightening experiences at the College. However, preparation is the key to getting the most out of your internship.
The following steps can make your internship more fulfilling:
- do some research into the types of positions or jobs you might enjoy.
- prepare yourself mentally for the demands an internship can pose.
- make certain you can devote time to this course.
- maintain a positive attitude during this experience.
The necessary experience/contact hours are determined by the Internship Guidelines for the course and are influenced by the credits awarded - see your internship course descriptions for specific details.
Internships are usually part time, anywhere between 10 and 25 hours per week.
Internships must be arranged approximately a month prior to their start date.
The student must have met the academic prerequisite courses before pursing an internship for academic credit.
Day Program Students
1, Complete IS220: Preparation for Life & Career Course (sophomore or junior year).
2. Secure an internship, check in with your program director to make sure it is approved for your major.
Undergraduate DAY Programs: Resources and Forms
- Internship Learning Agreement
- Internship Guide (STUDENTS)
- Internship Guide (EMPLOYERS)
- How to submit your internship through Handshake
- FAQ Packet
Graduate and Professional Studies
Some GPS programs, including associates programs, require students to complete an internship for academic credit. GPS students should check with your Advisor or Site Coordinator for details on your program's internship requirement.
Internships are generally non-paid. However, with the approval of the employer and an Advisor or Site Coordinator there are times when compensation may result. Internships must be completed within a normal semester or term; however, there may be exceptions with permission from your Advisor.
Fisher College has partnered with The Washington Center to bring students a unique opportunity to study and intern in Washington, DC for a summer or semester. Semester based experiences are at no additional cost than your Fisher College expenses, so do not miss your chance to expand your horizons.
The Washington Center program features three main components:
- Evening Course
- Professional Development Programming
Contact the office of Career Services for more information.