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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Danielle 9:39 p.m.
    April 7, 2014
    Major: News-Editorial Journalism , 2014
    Internship 5.0-stars
    Oversight & Aid 2.0-stars
    Payment Unpaid
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    I interned after my freshman year of college and also after my junior year. During that time, I had no contact with the University or my college about my internships. Before the end of the school year, they would send out an email saying "Make sure you sign up for the internship class to receive credit." However, there would be more hoops to jump through, once the internship ended, without the student even knowing like: writing weekly journals and turning it in and filling out applications. I never received any credit because I truly enjoyed both of my opportunities, and I didn't want to deal with the added hassle of trying to rush and turn everything in late...especially during the start of a new school semester when everything is hectic. If they told students all of this before the internship, then it wouldn't have been a problem for me or other students who have also gone through the same thing. I still feel like the University, specifically the College of Media, drops the ball on giving credit for internships.

    Just so its clear, I LOVED my internships! Neither were paid; both were for credit, and I learned so much while having a blast during those summers.

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