As you begin your college career allow for the Office of Career Development to assist you on your journey by taking advantage of our “Four Year Career Plan” to guide you step by step as you plan for your future.
Click the image below to use this interactive guide.
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Schreiner University Career Development Center offers an on-line job search tool. Our easy-to-use database connects you to:
SU Career Development provides a free job posting services available to current students and alumni. Career Development and Schreiner University in no way endorses any company and/or its services. It is the responsibility of each client to verify the specific information pertaining to the job postings.
Links to other web sites are not under the control of Career Development. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Students/Alumni who discover any misuses or abuse of this web site are encouraged to contact the Career Development staff immediately.
An internship is a pre-professional work experience that provides the opportunity to gain experience in a particular career field. It is a great way to test the waters in a variety of career fields, to gain “real-life” experience, a way to decide on or opt out of a certain career field. Interns are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in real-life work situations, while learning from and working with professionals.
1. Determine Your Internship Goals
- Why do you want an internship – and what do you hope to gain from it?
- What type of organization are you interested in?
- What industry would be best for your needs?
- Where do you want to have your internship?
- Will you consider both paid and non-paid internships?
- Do you want college credit for the internship?
2. Prepare/Polish Your Job Search Skills
As internships become more and more competitive, it becomes even more important for you to have a strong set of job-search skills.
Spend some time polishing these skills:
- Cover letter writing
- Resume preparation/writing
- Interviewing strategies
- Informational interviews
3. Find/Track Down Internship Sources
Try these resources:
- Career Development Office
- Major/Minor Department
- Alumni Office
- Networking Sources
Schreiner students have the opportunity to experience the “real-world” work-setting right here in our very own Kerrville community.
This opportunity is available through the Community Internship Program (C.I.P.), which is administered by the Career Development Office and annually supported by foundations and individual donors through the Development Office. The program requires student applicants to have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, 2 letters of reference and they must be in good disciplinary standing.
The Community Internship Program offers two sessions, a summer session and an academic session. Compensation for the summer session includes: free University housing for the 10 week duration of the program and a $1,200 tuition grant that is applied to the fall term. Compensation for the academic session includes: a $1,000 tuition grant per fall and spring semester. Also, students are given the opportunity to learn and refine skills that will be marketable as they seek employment upon graduation.
Past Internship Sites: Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, Hill Country Crisis Council, Mo-Ranch Assembly, Kerr County Juvenile Probation Department, K’ Star Emergency Youth Shelter, Doyle School Community Center, Hill Country Arts Foundation, American Red Cross, City of Kerrville