Internships – AD490
Internships are typically short-term work assignments related to your major or career interests. Completing an internship is an excellent way to develop the hands-on skills and professionalism needed for a successful transition into the work place. Below, you’ll find information on what exactly an internship is, why you should complete one, strategies for finding a great internship opportunity and legal aspects you should be aware of when completing an internship.
Why should you consider an internship?
— Explore your interests and gain valuable experience
— Apply knowledge from the classroom
— Develop new skills & confidence
— Build your resume
— Network with employers and professionals
— Explore possible career paths
— Transition into a job
Prerequisite: Fourth quarter or more standing and approval of PFI director. Paid internships preferred.
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— Serve as a representative of Portland Fashion Institute and, as such, have influence regarding the employer’s decision to host students from PFI in the future.
— Approach internships in a professional manner that is guided by courtesy, a desire to learn, and a willingness to receive feedback for improvement.
— Act in a responsible and appropriate manner in accordance with the rules and regulations of the organization.
Instructor: Sharon Blair, PFI director
Cost/Cost Options: Students receive 3 credits for 90 clock hours of internship work.
Prerequisite: Fourth quarter or more standing and approval of PFI director.
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