The University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Internship Program seeks to connect students with employers in the field of their interest. Students will not only receive academic credit for doing an internship, they will also make valuable contacts in the professional world and have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a work environment. Students will gain crucial, real-world experience that will set them apart and open up more opportunities upon graduation.
What is an Internship?
It’s a partnership between students, institutions of higher education, and employers that formally integrates students’ academic study with work or community service experience.
An internship should:
Be of a specified and definite duration;
Evaluate each participating student’s performance in the internship position, both from the perspective of the institution and the employer;
Allow students to learn more about their field of interest through observation and direct participation in a job setting;
Assist students in establishing future employment connections;
Allow students to complete substantial projects/tasks that will build on the skills learned in the classroom;
Provide employers with trained, well-screened students who might become future full-time employees.
Benefits of Doing an Internship
- Internships are a great way to gain professional experience to supplement your education
- Networking with professionals in the field you want to work in
- Earn money and/or experience
- Helps you make well-informed career decisions
- Get academic credit
Various Types of Available Internships
The Business and Economics Department features experienced professors who have real-world business experience, demanding academics, and opportunities for hands-on learning through internships with leading companies throughout the region.
Our comprehensive curriculum prepares students to transition to the UC Lindner College of Business or other Business/Economics programs at most colleges and universities across the U.S. We also provide associate degrees that can help students get started right away on your professional career.
Electronic Media Communications Internships
Electronic media technology prepares students to bridge the gap between traditional media production disciplines and the new digital technologies of media production and communications. It includes instruction in research skills, critical studies in media and portfolio development.
Central to the curriculum are opportunities for students to work on projects for actual clients, under faculty supervision. These real-world experiences complement academic course work. Many of these experiences are provided in regular production courses, but options also exist for professional internships, individual and group studio projects and a professional capstone experience.
Applied Graphic Communications & Marketing Internships
Graphic Communication is a professional field encompassing a broad range of design formats for both print and web-based media. Included among these are advertisements, newsletters, brochures, magazines, technical literature, identity and branding systems, package design, web pages and multimedia.
Through the Applied Graphic Communication program, students develop the ability to be creative thinkers who solve problems visually. They learn the process of developing multiple solutions to given design problems through research and experimentation.
Liberal Arts Internships
In addition to fulfillng all of the core requirements for a bachelor's degree, the Liberal Arts program helps students develop core skills in critical thinking and analysis that are vital to successful undergraduate education. The program starts with Introduction to the Liberal Arts, a first-year seminar, which devleops writing, communication, and critical thinking skills, and explores the disciplines that students can major in once they transfer. A liberal arts education prepares students for a variety of careers in education, public service, and business, and is especially helpful for those considering graduate study, especially law school.
Communication focuses on discourse among people and within organizations and social institutions. Communication faculty members share a distinctive focus on contemporary social problems. The communication program at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (UCBA) covers issues of voice, identity, public participation and advocacy/leadership across communication domains including interpersonal, organizational, political, rhetorical, environmental, health and mediated communication.
Information Technology Internships
Students study in a hands-on envrionment with small classes and flexible laboratory hours as they progress from introductory courses through higher level courses. Studies include the latest visual productivity software and tools as well as object-oriented program design with structured techniques popular in today's workplace. Students work with faculty who have over 30 years of real-world experience and knowledge and who are available and approachable.
In addition, students learn networking technologies, database technologies, client-side and server-side programming technologies, as well as develop technological skills in problem solving and critical reasoning.
Interested in Participating in an Internship?
Are you a student or employer looking for an internship opportunity? Let us know what type of internship you are interested in, and we will help you start the process of getting the valuable experience you need.
Tanya Williams | Career Services
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