We manage one of the most effective internship programs in the country with placements in Chicago, throughout the U.S., and overseas, providing extremely competitive internships to Junior and Senior level students in our department. It is an opportunity to work part-time in a marketing area you think you might want to consider after college. And it will help you gain valuable work experience and determine if your interest in a particular career matches your abilities.
We have also found that many employers seek entry level candidates who have taken internships during college because they believe those people will not only have experience but also a better understanding of the work-place environment and the skills required to be effective immediately. At the same time, an internship increases your networking contacts and may lead to a full-time position immediately after you graduate.
By taking an Internship, you can also receive 1 - 6 credit hours per internship and up to 12 total credit hours during your college career if you take more than one. After approval from the Internship Director, you register on Oasis and pay for these credits just as you would for any other course. Your grade is determined by your supervisors’ evaluation and the paper, you write detailing your internship experience.
For details on obtaining an internship and the services we offer, contact:
Marketing Communication Department
Student Internship Spotlight
Ricky Johanet is a student at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Marketing Communication with a concentration in Advertising. He is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2012 and already has had three internships. Currently he is an intern at Digitas Chicago, an integrated advertising agency, as a copywriting intern. His past two internships include Euro RSCG Chicago, an integrated marketing and advertising agency, from September 2010 to May 2011 and The San Jose Group, an advertising agency, from June 2010 to September 2010.
Originally from the north suburb Norridge, Illinois, Johanet came to Columbia for the Marketing Communication/Advertising program, which he describes as having “a nice balance between the creative and business sides of advertising.” Johanet participates in Ad Club and is apart of the Ad Practicum where he helped the team take 8th place at the 2011 National Student Advertising Competition Nationals competition after competing against more than 150 schools.
If you have any questions for Ricky, feel free to e-mail him at email@example.com. Or for more information about internships available to students at Columbia, contact our internship coordinator Julie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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