How we can partner with you
ICD Staff are eager to work together with you to support students as they discover interests and abilities, consider majors and career possibilities, explore those through internships, connect with potential employers, develop a professional presence, and prepare for a job search or application to graduate and professional schools.
We can present to your classes, collaborate on career-related events, help coordinate employer site visits, provide resources, and more.
See below for more information on our Internship and Career Development Programs.
Approximately 250 Berea students, representing all majors, participate in internships every year with a wide range of organizations–regionally and nationally–with almost all of them occurring during the summer term. To earn academic credit, students are typically required to work 35-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks in a supervised setting.
Every student who participates in an academic internship at Berea will ask one faculty member to serve as a Primary Faculty Sponsor (depending on program requirements, a Secondary Faculty Sponsor may be required, such as for students participating in the Shepherd Internship Program or in EPG).
For more information about the Internship Program, the role of faculty sponsors, sample internship rubrics, resources for reflective journals, and more, visit the Faculty Sponsors page.
The Internship Program has saved a limited number of time slots to come to your labor meeting and give a 15-minute overview about what the Internship Program can offer students. Please fill out the Presentation Request Form if you’re interested in this!
When students have career direction and purpose that’s when we, as faculty and staff, experience a positive difference in their engagement, motivation, and persistence. As a certified career development professional, the Director works with students in one-on-one appointments to inspire awareness and clarify career goals. Students focus on articulating their skills, preferences, values, and interests and use reliable and valid career information to identify a major and career that are satisfying and meaningful.
Many students love what they are currently studying but still experience a lack of confidence and a full understanding of their career options. We want to partner with faculty in all academic areas to help students connect with a wide range of opportunities that fit them best – everything from graduate/professional school to full-time employment. Please urge your students to contact our office to schedule appointments, utilize the drop-in hours, or attend our weekly workshops.
Handshake is the Office of Internship & Career Development’s online career management and recruiting platform. Our students use Handshake to make appointments with our office, register for events and workshops, search and apply for internship and job postings, and access both free and subscription-based career resources. We have created a Berea Student account for all faculty and staff to use, so that you can get an idea of what our students see.
- For login information, email Sara Cornett or call x3626. The login information for this account is also provided in the Weekly Update emails sent to campus each Monday.
- We ask that you do not change any settings on this account or submit information to job postings or events.
- Tips on using Handshake with Students (Coming soon)