The Successful Intern Course
Duration: 18-22 hours
Materials: Text, Videos, Infographics, Quizzes
Focus: Research, apply for and complete an internship or Work Integrated Learning placement. Used to support student retention and employability strategies. Excellent for embedding into the curriculum of courses which require mandatory work placements.
Takeaways: LinkedIn microcredential and Certificate
What is the Successful Intern Course about?
The Successful Intern Course consists of 8 online modules in total, with 3 – 5 units per module. Students can take the course on any device at their own pace. Each module is designed to build their understanding of how to research and apply for an internship that will be right for them, and how to make themost of their internship experience. The course is designed to be part of a package of online courses that are offered to students through a co-branded employability training platform, custom-built to support the value proposition of your institution.
We specialise in the production and delivery of unique employability training websites that comply with client brand guidelines. These sites provide ongoing student engagement with your brand and our award-winning content.
This course complements our other award-winning courses that we deliver to your students under your brand.
Consider your Successful Graduate platform as a plug-in that adds employability to your student value proposition.
Modules 1 - 3
BENEFITS OF INTERNSHIPS
The first module defines internship and outlines some of the benefits of undertaking one or more internships or work integrated learning placements.
Using a problem solving approach, students will be guided in understanding themselves and what they want to achieve from an internship, so that they can identify and explore internships that will be a good fit with their goals and preferences. This course will help students to know where to find internships, identify some realistic internship options to apply for, right through to managing their internship and learning from the experience.
Knowing about themselves and what they can contribute is vital. It is important to clarify why students want an internship, and the knowledge and the skills they can offer an internship employer.
Modules 4 & 5
Students need to be clear about their career interests and work values. Clarifying these dimensions will help students to identify the type of internship opportunities that will be a good match for them and that are likely to meet their needs. Finding an internship is like finding a job – students need to know where to look. We take them through a process of identifying a range of internship opportunities, narrowing them down and coming up with a prioritised shortlist to act upon.
FROM APPLICATION TO INTERVIEW
Here, we guide students in preparing a targeted resume, a cover letter and a statement addressing selection criteria. These days, interviews can happen in all kinds of ways; in-person, online, or with AI video. We look at the main goals of an interviewer and how students can best prepare.
Modules 6 & 7
STARTING WORK + TRANSFERRING INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE TO THE JOB MARKET
Once they have secured an internship, students then learn about workplace behaviours, how to manage relationships with work colleagues, with their institution and host employer. We then explore how to transfer an internship experience to the job market, and prepare tangible written elements of future graduate job applications, by demonstrating hard skills, soft skills and outcomes achieved during he internship.
Many customers on-board their future or commencing students to their Successful Graduate platform, introducing employability skills from the start of their student journey.
You can choose our different courses for different cohorts. We can even customise your training materials to suit industries and faculties.
Imagine the power of every student at your institution being taught Successful Graduate employability skills. We are focused on giving you that power through scale.
Robust Course Design
Our course writers are dedicated industry professionals. We only work with course writers who have been there and worked directly with students as international education staff, qualified careers counsellors and academics. You can rest easy, assured that their materials are blended into professional videos, infographics, course workbooks and quizzes that are designed to maximise student learning and outcome. Successful Graduate has been awarded as a global finalist for multiple employability awards. Remember, our mission is to help students enter the world of work faster, while reaching their potential. All courses offer flexible learning frameworks and are WCAG compliant.
Would you prefer course content that suits a particular industry? Are your students preparing for a work integrated learning placement? Do you have your own material that you want to be embedded into our course templates? We provide course customisation to suit your needs.
The education technology industry has spawned some amazing opportunities for education providers. At Successful Graduate, we have focused upon delivering high quality, best practice employability learning materials, and delivering them under the brand of each of our education industry customers. Students are encouraged to upload their course certificates and our Successful Graduate Certifications to their LinkedIn profile. As the edtech industry matures, we remain at the forefront of Microcredentialling recognition and policy development, to the benefit of your students.