Internships provide students with something employers desperately seek - experience in the field. Many employers use internships as pre-hiring assessment and training, very often hiring directly from their internship pool. Internships also provide students with contacts and networks that may assist them in their job search. Internships are invaluable for today’s student.
Manhattanville's Center for Career Development (CCD) helps connect students to workplace learning experiences. Students can test drive their career and get a first-hand look at the work environment while acquiring the necessary skills and abilities to compete in the ever-changing global marketplace. Through the Valiant Internship Programs (VIP) students can register an internship for academic credit, or a transcript notation. VIPs spend time reflecting on their experiences with relevant faculty and staff, network with their employers and peers, and learn to leverage their opportunities for future success.
Because the workplace is increasingly competitive, and internships are essential to the professional development and post-graduate success of our students, we strongly encourage students to complete 2-3 internship experiences during their college years.