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Learn more about student success from the Class of 2018! This year, the College is offering a special, intersession semester, which runs from December 31, 2018 – January 18, 2019.  The intensive courses offered during intersession are standard, 3-credit... Read more
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JennReyes

Jenn Reyes, MAT
Coordinator of Cooperative Education
Email: Jreyes@rcc.mass.edu
Office: Building 3, Suite 424
Phone: 857-701-1275   

Career Resources

Faculty Advisors for Credit Based internships

Biological Sciences
Prof. Kimberly Stieglitz (kstieglitz@rcc.mass.edu)

Broadcast Media
Prof. Justin Petty (jpetty@rcc.mass.edu)

Business Administration
Prof. Alfonsina Andreottola (aminch@rcc.mass.edu)

Criminal Justice
Prof. Nunotte Zama (nzama@rcc.mass.edu)

Early Childhood Education
Prof. Michelle Howard Harrel (mharre@rcc.mass.edu)

Information Systems Technology
Prof.  Valery  Atherly (vatherly@rcc.mass.edu)

 

If you want to get credit for other departments meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education.

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For Faculty

For Credit based internships:

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website or fill out referral form on Tiger Paw
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop online (Required for Credited students the semester before internship begins)
  3. Sign Faculty Internship Advisor Form ( word doc or PDF)
  4. Share any additional information with Coordinator of Cooperative Education
  5. Oversee the student throughout the process, including verifying timesheets and progress.
  6. Evaluate student and program

For Non-Credit Based Internships 

  1. Identify students for internships and refer them to the Career Development Website or fill out referral form on Tiger Paw
  2. Encourage students to sign up for an Informational Workshop
  3. Encourage them to meet with Coordinator of Cooperative Education

For Employers

For Credit Based Internships and Co-ops: students need to complete a minimum of 150 hours

For Non-Credit based internships- students must be compensated

Process Breakdown:

  1. Fill out Employer Inquiry Form in order to provide a description of your organization and job description
  2. Coordinator will follow up to begin partnership building and determine which students to refer over.
  3. Interview Candidates and provide an offer.
  4. Fill out the appropriate RCC Internship Agreement (Credit or Non-Credit)
  5. Train and oversee student(s)
  6. Support students with documenting their experience in Weekly Timesheet and Journals ( Credit or Non-Credit).  
  7. Host Coordinator and/or Faculty Advisor for a site visit
  8. Evaluate intern/co-op student and program using appropriate Evaluation forms

Learning Outcomes:

For specific department academic outcomes see Faculty Advisor

  • Develop technical skills and professional communications in a work setting.
  • Understand industry and organizational structures, culture, and ethics.
  • Apply and reflect on the connections to academic theory and practice.
  • Strengthen critical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop awareness of self, others, and social responsibility in a work, career, and global context.
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references.

For Career Fairs, Speaker Series and Other Volunteer  opportunities contact the Coordinator of Cooperative Education

To post an opening or opportunity sign up and post on our Career Gateway

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