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Internships: What You Need to Know in Order to Succeed!. LIBR 203 Meet-Up Present by Markita Dawson and Rene Radusky 23 January 2014. Introducing. Rene Radusky Final Semester, Archival Studies & Records Management Internship, Fall 2013: UCSF Archives & Special Collections - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Internships: What You Need to Know in Order to Succeed!

Internships: What You Need to Know in Order to Succeed!LIBR 203 Meet-UpPresent by Markita Dawson and Rene Radusky

23 January 2014

IntroducingRene RaduskyFinal Semester, Archival Studies & Records ManagementInternship, Fall 2013: UCSF Archives & Special Collections

Markita DawsonADD HERE

ObjectivesDemystifying the application process (Rene)

Presenting, the Internship! (Markita)

Tips for final report writing (Rene)Everything you always to know about internshipsBut were afraid to ask!

SJSU SLIS Internship Site: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/current-students/courses/internships

Types of InternshipsWork is:On-site OR virtual

Task Type:Archival/RecordsNon-archival

Three SLIS academic supervisors:Archival/Records, on-siteNon-archival, on-siteVirtual, all

SJSU SLIS Internship Site:

http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/current-students/courses/internships

SLIS Internship Site DatabaseStudent HandbooksLink to Virtual Internship WebsiteInternship Site Supervisory HandbookSLIS Internship FacultySLIS Internship Blogs

Finding the InternshipSLIS Internship Sites: Databasehttp://slisapps.sjsu.edu/internships/new/

Validating Non-SLIS Internship Sites

Finding the Internship, contAll pre-requisites must be completed prior to the semester of the internship. For LIBR 294, you must have completed LIBR 200, LIBR 202, LIBR 203 (effective Fall 2008), LIBR 204, 3 elective courses, and be in good academic standing [3.0 GPA or above with no outstanding incompletes] to enroll in LIBR 294. There are no prerequisites to LIBR 294 for students in the Post-Master's Certificate program (PMCP). For MARA 294, you must be in your last semester in the MARA program and be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or above with no outstanding incompletes). -- LIBR 294 Student Handbook or MARA 294 StudentFinding the Internships, cont

Finding the Internship, cont

Applying for the InternshipIts a job applicationFollow the rulesMake connections between your previous experience + your career goals + this opportunity.

No matter where you are in your career YOU CAN DO IT!SLIS AuthorizationRemember: this is a course (2, 3 or 4 unit)

Automated application process to SLIS faculty member

Learning Outcomes

Learning OutcomesAfter successfully applying to an internship site, the student must create a set of Learning Outcomes, which are statements that describe what the students will have learned and are able to do by the end of the semester as the result of engaging in the internship. These statements should focus on the acquisition of observable and measurable knowledge, skills and abilities, and reflect the desired end of the learning experience, not simply the means or the process (e.g., a list of activities performed for the internship). -- http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/current-students/courses/internships/libr-294-student-handbook/libr-294-learning-outcomes

Learning Outcomes, contA learning outcome is not:A list of tasks you will accomplish

My example:Survey, arrange and create an inventory for OH 2010-11 collection (new UCSF oral histories, 6.75 linear feet). Learning Outcomes, conttA learning outcome is:What you will learn, and what you will be able to do at the end.

My Example:At the end of my internship I will be able to: Evaluate, survey, arrange and create an inventory for archival collections.

Being an InternIts about the experience; so remember to enjoy every minute of it. Here are some tips for you to think about and to use when you become an intern.

Ask Questions

You have a internship supervisor for a reason, they are supposed to help you understand the ropes. Also, make sure to stay in contact with the internship site coordinator. If you feel as if are overwhelmed with the work and school, they can help you.

Be ProactiveIf you are doing an online internship, you are basically being your own motivator.You have to be on the ball everyday in turning in work assignments and maintain contact.Know that you are important to them and complete projects on time.If you are having trouble, TELL THEM. They are there to teach you how to resolve it. Stay in ContactSupervisorProfessorClassmatesFellow Interns

These wonderful people are great resources to contact for references, questions, and support throughout the internship and the future!

Take Notes!Keep track of the work by:BloggingJournalProjects completedScreenshots of webpages completedHelps for support when doing the e-portfolio

Have the right attitudeBreatheThey know that you are a busy college student and they work with you on your schedule. So try and not stress out.Try and be enthusiastic. If you are bored with a project, ask them about other projects that they may need help with. If another project isnt available, look at different ways to add your own touch. This is good prep for the future.

Onsite & VirtualOnsite: International Academy of Design and Technology New SoftwareStudent Contact Research QuestionsVirtual: San Jose State University , Affordable Learning Time ManagementOnline communication and relationshipsNew resources that are online

On-going Tips for Report WritingContinually

Reflect on the courses you have takenReflect on the course you have not takenConnect your Learning Outcomes to your tasksThink about how you want to link your evidence

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