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  • 10 8th Annual CareerSmart Fair

    The 8th Annual CareerSmart Fair is Wednesday, February 10 from 8:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the SUB with second day interviews on February 11th.

  • 11 CareerSmart Fair 2nd Day Interviews

    2nd Day Interviews for the CareerSmart Fair will be Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the SUB. Interviews are for those students selected by companies attending the CareerSmart Fair.

  • 11 Grant Seeker's Workshop

    The Grant Seeker's Workshop will be on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Montana Tech Library.

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    Experiential   Learning

    Montana Tech Career Services offers assistance in finding internships, co-ops, job shadows, fellowships, and volunteer positions for students while in school. Click on a program to read more.

    Internships
    Co-ops
    Volunteerism
    Health Profession Job Shadow Experience
    Benefits of Experiential Learning: Students and Employers
    Report Your Experience
    Required Paperwork, Credit Registration and other Forms
    Photo Contest


    INTERNSHIPS

    Internships are an integral part of students’ academic coursework. The Internship Program combines classroom theory with real-world experience. Students work in supervised environments doing degree-related jobs.

    • Students may receive academic credit and are usually paid the normal salary for their position; however some internships are volunteer-based.
    • Students should talk to their advisor to figure out specific academic requirements for receiving credit.
    • Students may participate in an internship at any time during their academic career. Contact Career Services at (406) 496-4140 or careerservices@mtech.edu for help in finding and preparing for internships.
    • Report all Internships.

    Experiential Learning Checklist

    CO-OPS

    The Co-op program allows students to take a semester off to obtain degree-related experience as part of their curriculum.

    • Register for the Montana Tech Co-op course for little to no academic penalty.
    • Students maintain full-time enrollment status while working.
    • Many employers now offer long-term (6-8 month) co-ops.

    Experiential Learning Checklist 

    VOLUNTEERISM 

    Volunteering is an important part of the college experience. Students not only learn how to use their education to serve the community, but gain valuable work experience in the process.

    Volunteer Oportunities
    Volunteer opportunities are posted in DIGGERecruiting. Conduct a job search and specify “volunteer” in the job search position type to view these opportunities.
    Log in to DIGGERecruiting

    Volunteer Fair

    Career Services hosts a Volunteer Fair every year. The Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for students to speak to non-profit organizations about volunteer opportunities that benefit the community.

    Contact Career Services at (406) 496-4140 or careerservices@mtech.edu for more information.

    HEALTH PROFESSION JOB SHADOW EXPERIENCE 

    The Health Profession Job Shadow Experience is a course designed to give students greater insight and understanding of health care professions. Students get the opportunity to:

    • Follow and observe health care professional while they are on the job.
    • Learn about patients' perspectives on their treatment, physician, illness, etc.
    • Gain inside on how health care professionals deal with day-to-day issues and tasks.
    • See what it is really like to be a health care professional.
    • Decide if a health care career is right for them.
    • Report your Job Shadow Experience 

    Ask your advisor and Career Services about finding a job shadow opportunity and requirements for credit.

    Experiential Learning Checklist 

    REPORT YOUR EXPERIENCE

    Career Services keeps a record of all internships, co-ops, volunteer work, summor jobs, and full-time jobs, whether or not the student receives academic credit. This information helps future students decide if they want to attend Montana Tech and keeps employers competitive in hiring students and graduates. 

    Please take a moment to fill out a very short form about your experience.

    Report Experiential Learning

    Past Experiential Learning Surveys

    CREDIT REGISTRATION, REQUIRED FORMS AND OTHER FORMS

    Students with a degree-related intership, co-op, practicum, or job shadow may qualify for academic credit. Students should discuss credit with their internship advisor and Career Services. Once the experience is approved for credit, students should contact Career Services for registration instructions, beginning with the steps below.

    Forms

    Career Services requires specific registration, goal setting, and evaluation forms. Internship faculty receives a copy of each from for course records.

    • Internship Registration & Academic Agreement - sent via DocuSign
    • Internship Learning Agreement - sent via email through your DIGGERecruiting account
    • Student Final Evaluation - sent via email through your DIGGERecruiting account
    • Supervisor's Final Evaluation - sent via email through your DIGGERecruiting account
    • Student Mid-Semester Evaluation - Required for co-ops or long-term internships only (sent vial email through you DIGGERecruiting account)
    • Supervisor Mid-Semester Evaluation - Required for co-ops or long-term internships only (sent vial email through your DIGGERecruiting account)

    Deadlines

    Career Services will provide specific deadlines with each link sent vial email.

    • Registration Forms must be comleted, signed and approved by Career Services before the course registration deadline. Students should register for the internship credit before beginning work.
    • Learning Agreements need to be comleted within the first two weeks of the internship.
    • Student Evaluations  are due on the date specified, which is near the end of the internship.
    • Supervisor Evaluations are due on the date specified, which is near the end of the internship.
    • Check email (DIGGERecruiing Primary Emailfrequently to ensure forms are completed on time.

    Benefits of Experiential Learning: Students and Employers

    Experiential Learning opportunities provide many benefits for students and employers.

    Students will:

    • Gain professional experience in the working world;
    • Sharpen interviewing, communication, and team skills in various work environments;
    • Apply knowledge from classes and coursework to real-life situations;
    • Develop specific career skills and knowledge;
    • Create professional contacts;
    • Learn directly from knowledgeable, experienced professionals;
    • Gain self-assurance and achieve personal growth;
    • Possibly receive academic credit and earn income;
    • Clarify their career goals.

    Employers will:

    • Receive assistance with special projects from highly motivated and enthusiastic students;
    • Get a fresh perspective on ongoing projects;
    • Have the benefit of developing supervisory skills for current staff;
    • Receive access to students with special skills and knowledge;
    • Have an opportunity to train new professionals in their fields;
    • Develop their own pool of potential employees;
    • Be able to evaluate interns before possibly hiring them full-time;
    • Enjoy a lower financial investment than is required for permanent employees;
    • Enhance college relations and recruitment efforts.

    PHOTO CONTEST 

    Career Services has a photo contest every year for interns and co-op participants. Watch for an email from Career Services for more information about submitting your photos.

    • Send in photoes of you at work or related functions
    • Include a caption for your photo
    • Action (hands-on), company event, or scenery photos will be accepted
    • Send pictures with a description to astillwagon@mtech.edu or to Career Services via Facebook

    Watch for an email from Career Services for more information about submitting your photos

     Drilling Intern2015 Intern Photo Winners

    Congratulations 2015 Intern Photo Contest Winners!
    Hannah Konen (Grand Prize)

    Dustin Erickson (2nd Place)

    Chelsee Thornquest (3rd Place)

    View past submissions on our Pinterest page.