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OFFICE OF INTERNSHIPS AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

2010 – 2011
Year End Report

CONTENTS

OIEE Student Demographics…………………………………………………………… 3 National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) National Hiring Trends.……..4 OIEE Employer Final Evaluation Summary……………………………………………..5 OIEE Student Final Evaluation Summary……………………………………………….6 – 33 2010 – 2011 Internship Placements…………………………………………………….. 34-37

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OFFICE OF INTERNSHIPS & EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
ANNUAL REPORT – FALL 2010, SPRING 2011, & SUMMER 2011

Over the course of the fall 2010, spring 2011 & summer 2011 semesters the Office of Internships & Experiential Education (OIEE) worked with a total of 351. The student interns were enrolled in 6, 9, 12 or 15 credits based on available elective credit, previous OIEE internship experience, academic schedule, and the internship agencies’ need. Over the course of the year the OIEE student interns completed a total of 94,900 field experience hours. The following information represents the total OIEE student population, including their internship field experience hours, from fall 2010 through summer 2011.

Student Interns by credit & total hours Number of students by semester Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Total 3 Credit Field Experience 1 (117 hrs) 3 (351 hrs) 12 (1,200 hrs) 16 (1,668 hrs) 6 Credit Field Experience 37 (7,696 hrs) 72 (14,976 hrs) 66 (13,200 hrs) 175 (35,872 hrs) 9 Credit Field Experience 16 (4,992 hrs) 37 (11,544 hrs) 26 (7,800 hrs) 79 (24,336 hrs) 12 Credit Field Experience 17 (7,072 hrs) 22 (9,152 hrs) 42 (16,800 hrs) 81 (33,024 hrs) Total Field Experience Hours 71 (19,877 hrs) 134 (36,023 hrs) 146 (39,000 hrs) 351 (94,900 hrs)

The following information represents the total number of 351 student interns listed by major. Over the course of the fall, spring & summer semesters 25 majors were represented.

Communication Studies Psychology Human Development & Family Studies Political Science Communicative Disorders Economics BA/BS Biology Sociology English Film Media

Student interns by major Spring Summer Fall 2010 2011 2011 23 39 55 11 31 19 7 16 13 5 3 11 3 10 5 3 5 7 1 5 9 3 3 8 5 6 1 4 5 3

Total # of students for the year

Total Percent

117 61 36 19 18 15 15 14 12 12

33% 17% 10% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3%

In addition to the majors listed above, the following majors were represented: HIS (5), APG (4), MAF (4), WMS (3), PR (3), WRT (3), PHL (2), ART (2), ARH (1), JOR (1), SPA (1), ITL (1), CHM (1), BUS (1)

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES & EMPLOYERS
2011 JOB OUTLOOK

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) 2011 Job Outlook provides a summary of the hiring intentions of employers in relation to new college graduates (NACE, 2011 p. 4). The following information highlights the five skills and qualities employers identified in the NACE 2011 Job Outlook as high importance for new graduates to possess (NACE, 2011 p. 25).

Employers rate the importance of candidate skills/qualities Communication skills 4.6 Strong Work Ethic 4.6 Teamwork skills (works well with others) 4.5 Analytical skills 4.4 Initiative 4.5 (5 –point scale, where 1= not important; 2 = not very important; 3 = somewhat important; 4 = very important; 5 = extremely important

In addition to the skills employers would like to see in new hires, a majority of the respondents also request experience. Not only do employers highlight that relevant work experience is a key factor in their hiring preferences (NACE Job Outlook, 2011 p. 24).

Employers hiring preferences relative to experience, by percent of respondents Hiring Preference I prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience I prefer to hire candidates with any type of work experience, relevant or not Work experience typically doesn’t factor into my decision when hiring a new college graduate Other 2011 72.4% 17.6% 5.3% 4.7%*

*The 4.7% of employers who indicated “other” hiring preferences further defined the...
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