Internships for Dummies

Internships for Dummies

by Craig P. Donovan, Jim Garnett
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Interships for Dummies should be required reading for all college students regardless of their program of study. And the sooner they read it the better. Out of classroom learning is the key to a successful college education, and this book shows every college student how to find an internship and get the most out of it. William D. Coplin, Professor and Director of the Public Affairs Program, College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, Syracuse University ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent guide to the process of internships or 'applied study¿ as they are sometimes called. Donovan and Garnett cover all the crucial topics in plain language, including finding an internship, securing that internship, getting oriented, handling common duties, coping with workplace politics, making evaluations pay off, and taking the next leap to job and career. The writing style is extremely readable. The book offers sound advice all along the way. I have been associated with internships for 25 years, first as an intern, then as director of two different programs, and finally as a teacher of internship seminars. Based on these experiences, I find Donovan and Garnett's insights impressive and useful. Everything the authors write is practical and should be helpful to anyone involved with applied study, ranging from students, to internship program supervisors, to sponsoring agency personnel, to academics teaching the topic. The authors' comments are applicable to public, private, and nonprofit sector placements. Finally, it seems Donovan and Garnett have learned a lot from their successes and failures, just as they say interns should do during their placements. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, `It is difficult to appreciate a problem avoided.¿ This book should help people avoid many potential internship pitfalls and greatly increase their chances for a successful placement. Ken Oldfield U of Illinois - Springfield