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Internship/Reseach PRAC

This video is an overview of the Intern/Research course including the requirements and how to register for the course. Please note this video has an audio component. If you do not hear the audio, try using the old version of the Prezi player.
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Transcript of Internship/Reseach PRAC

Orientation Overview

What is Intern/Research PRAC?
Why should you register for PRAC?
Requirements for PRAC
PRAC course vs. academic credit
How to register
Your PRAC coordinator

What is PRAC?
PRAC = Intern/Research Practicum
Fast Facts:
Zero-credit course
Pass/Fail
Tuition-free (may have small fee)
No regular class meetings

Criteria for PRAC
Offer verification
from your new employer
At least
120 hours
on site
A qualified
supervisor
At least 60% of your work must be
substantive
(related to your major or career path)

Why Register for PRAC?
1)
Impress
future employers and admission committees.

2) Get a
valuable experience.

3)
Required
by some departments.

4)
Access
to career opportunities.

Requirements for PRAC
Join the myUMBCgroup:
"Intern/Research PRAC"
Basic Information
Professional Development Activities
UMBC
works
Evaluations
Performance Evaluation
Link to syllabus
PRAC vs. Academic Credit
PRAC = 0 credit course on your UMBC transcript

Academic credit = determined by academic departments
May be assignments in addition to PRAC requirements
Paid or unpaid
Contact your coordinator for information about credit
List of academic credit options:
http://careers.umbc.edu/skills/intern/credit.php



How to Register for PRAC
Step 1: Find an internship/research/co-op

Step 2: Show a written offer from your employer
(may also need to complete the
Employer Agreement)

Step 3: Make an appt. at the Career Center,
come to PRAC Registration drop-in day, or use our NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION.
Front desk:
(410) 455-2216
Your PRAC Coordinator
Christine Routzahn
routzahn@umbc.edu
Economics, Financial Economics

Kerry Kidwell-Slak,
kerryk@umbc.edu
COEIT/CNMS (Engineering, Math)

Kate Phelps,
kphelps@umbc.edu
COEIT (Technology)

Susan Hindle,
shindle@umbc.edu
CNMS
Kacie Lawerence,

kglenn@umbc.edu
CAHSS (Arts & Humanities)

Jeremiah Sawyer,
jsawyer@umbc.edu
CAHSS (Social Sciences & Humanities)
Aging Services, Social Work
Successful Completion of PRAC
Intern/Research
PRAC Orientation

The Road to Successfully Navigating the PRAC Course

2nd Floor Math/Psych
internships@umbc.edu
410-455-2216
Join myUMBC Group
Learning Objectives
Basic Information
Professional Development
UMBCworks Evaluations
Performance Evaluations
"Improve my communication skills"

"Learn to adapt my writing style to appeal to the readers of our company newsletter"


Which activities can you choose?
On-campus Career Center workshops (Events tab in PRAC myUMBC group)
Workshops at your placement site (get approval!)
Required for first-semester PRAC students:
"Intern Like a Pro"
(note early deadline!)


How many activities must you do?
First semester at your placement: 2
Second semester: 1
Third or beyond: 0
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