Thank you for your partnership!
Career exploration is a large component of the Bethany College student experience. We encourage students to explore careers and occupations by interacting with local employers: attend request and perform job shadowing experiences, conduct informational interviews, and intern in different areas of interest through our Experience Based Education program. Please interact with, mentor, and educate our students to help them find their passion and vocation, so they will continue to strengthen this community as you have done.
On this page, you’ll find the resources to help connect you with our students and alumni in their internship and job search processes.
Want to get updates from Career Services at Bethany College? Join our mailing list to receive updates on posting jobs, hosting interns, coming to campus to recruit, etc.
Join us on-campus for Career Services events! Host a booth at a networking fair, present on a topic of interest at the Senior Career Conference, network with students in your industry, and more! Contact Career Services for information on upcoming events!
Experience Based Education
- An “internship” is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. An internship is a 3-way partnership between the student, the employer, and Bethany College. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths. Interns positively contribute to an employer’s business objectives and goals. And they give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent for prospective hires!
- Internships can be paid or unpaid opportunities for students. If you are offering an unpaid internship, you should familiarize yourself with Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines. We recognize the value of all internships, paid and unpaid, and we will make these available as learning opportunities. Additionally, most students enroll in a for-credit course in partnership with the internship. Students create learning objectives on an Education Plan and complete enrollment paperwork for the College before beginning work on-site.
- Read about the on-the-job internship experiences that our students are having at their internship sites! Are you looking for an intern this semester or summer? Many of our on-campus Career Services events are geared toward finding an intern and connecting with students. Click here to learn the benefits of starting an internship program within your organization!
- Steps for employers starting an internship program: