Work-based Learning (WBL) is the meaningful connection to bridge academic course work with in-demand career opportunities. WBL opportunities allow students to directly apply skills learned in the classroom to future career opportunities. WBL bridges the gap between high schools, post-secondary education, and the workforce.
An internship is a supervised work experience related to the student's academic program and career intentions. Internships typically involve entry-level tasks and responsibilities related to the base of skills developed in the classroom.
Embarking on the journey to find and secure an internship is a truly exciting and fulfilling experience. While the primary responsibility for this endeavor rests with our students, we want you to know that the WBL team is here to provide valuable resources and support throughout your search. When it comes to searching for an internship, time management is of paramount importance. It's never too early to kickstart your quest. In fact, many of our students initiate their internship search several months before the semester in which they plan to undertake it. We highly encourage students to plan at least one semester in advance. This plan will give you enough time to craft a compelling resume and cover letter, ensuring that you put your best foot forward. Additionally, it allows ample time to initiate your search, submit applications, and, hopefully, receive that coveted offer. Taking the initiative and getting a head start can often be the deciding factor in whether you secure the opportunity or it goes to another student. The following action steps are critical to your internship search, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.
Sinclair interns have proven to be a valuable resource in the region, both before and after graduation. Internships are a valuable tool to build a pipeline of talented candidates; test drive potential employees to ensure a good cultural fit; and help to provide a fresh perspective with innovative ideas and creative thinking.
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