- September-December: Students schedule individual meetings with the Internship Director. Students utilize resources (University Career Services, internet, print media, professors, other contacts, etc.) to research internship opportunities. Students should stay in contact with the Internship Director for support, ideas, and contacts helpful in this internship research process. Students are also required to attend Resume and Cover Letter Workshop (date TBD).
- September: Internship Interest Form due at 5pm, September 7th. 1st Internship Program Overview Meeting - 4pm, September 5th
- November: Resumes due at 5pm, November 2nd. Students may attend the Beijing interest meeting (date TBD).
- December: Students should set a goal of applying to three internship positions over winter break.
- January: Students attend internship panel, apply for JNO Awards, NYC Innovation Fellowships and Beijing Program. Optional resume review sessions.
- January-April: Students will remain in contact with the Internship Director and pursue their top internship leads: sending resumes, interviewing, etc.
- April: Attend required pre-departure meeting (TBA). Deadline for securing internship placement is April 11th - Learning contract and waiver of release due. Deadline for applying for the stipend through the Minor in Entrepreneurship in also April 11th. *Students can submit this application early. Approval given on a rolling basis.
- Mid-Summer: Submit Mid-Internship Report to Internship Director.
- All Summer: Meet with peers, record journal/blog entries and think about your internship portfolio.
- Late Summer: Complete Student Evaluation and submit to Internship Director.
- Late August: Enroll in ECON 328 Internships in Entrepreneurship. Portfolio examples and a sample syllabus can be found here.
Detailed Beijing Program Time Line –
- November: Beijing Interest Meeting (date TBD)
- January/ February: Application deadline for the Beijing Program was 1/29/12. To access the application visit: www.studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1880. Students will be informed of their acceptance by early February.
*Students can submit the application anytime prior to 1/29/13.
- January/ February: The Minor expects all eligible students (anyone with a 3.0 GPA or higher) to apply for the Phillips Scholarship when they submit their application for the Beijing Program. Visit their website for more information: http://studyabroad.unc.edu/phillips/index.cfm. The Note: the Minor recommends students send a draft of their essays for the Phillips Scholarship to the Internship Director. She will review the essays and return them with feedback to students within one week of submission.In addition, the Minor recommends students applying for scholarships submit letters of recommendation with their application. These letters must come from outside of the Minor.
- January to April: Search for funding opportunities. The Internship Director will be sending more information about these opportunities.
- March: Deadline to apply for funding through the Minor in Entrepreneurship
- Late April: Students will be given their internship placements in Beijing.
- March/April: Attend pre-departure meeting
- June, July and August: Beijing Program! Dates from 2012: June 1- July 27
Tentative program structure:
- 2 days of orientation
- 3 days of intensive Mandarin classes
- 4 weeks of interning 5 days/week and class 1 day/week
- 4 weeks of interning 3 days/week and class 2 days/week
- 2 days of program wrap up