Professional exploration experiences are opportunities for you to engage in vocational discovery, develop valuable skills, and be immersed in a professional setting.
This category has a minimum requirement of 80 hours for internships, a minimum of 60 hours of work directly focused on professional exploration as part of a block course, or a minimum of 60 hours of professional exploration activities completed within a twelve-month period
- Student teaching
- On-campus work experiences tied to a student’s eventual career goals
- Courses that include a major hands-on component such as student consulting work or student teaching
- Other activities that meet the stated goals and requirements may also be proposed
- ANT 325 - Anthropology of Doing Good: Human Rights, Development, and Humanitarianism
- Center for Teaching and Learning student peer consultants
- Chautauqua Internship
- Cole Library student interns/circulation workers
- ENG 715 - Literature in Action: Editing (Open Field editorial board for two consecutive semesters)
- Internships approved for credit by the registrar/Cornell Fellowships
- Mock Trial
- PSY 395 - Human Services Practicum and Seminar
- Student teaching
- Intercultural Life work study
- You will be able to identify and assess your unique skills and consider how those skills may be relevant to career opportunities.
- You will understand field-specific professional norms and expectations.
- You will practice foundational professional skills appropriate across industries.
- You will develop plans for future career possibilities based on knowledge gained from your experience.
- How do you feel you developed professionally and personally over the course of the project?
- What challenges, if any, did you face, and how did you or could you address these challenges?
- What did you learn about professionalism in the workplace?
- If applicable, how effective were you in working with individuals who differ from you? Please be specific and use examples when possible.
- What is your career goal and why are you interested in that career? How has this experience influenced your future plans? What skills or additional training could you pursue as a next step to advance your career pursuits?
- How did you apply what you learned in the classroom to your experience?
- Create a resume entry, including the title of the position/project and 1-3 bullet points (resume style) describing your experience.