Information for Employers
Thank you for your interest in working with students from the College of Arts and Sciences. The College offers 40 majors from 13 different academic departments. In the classroom, Arts and Sciences majors are encouraged to interpret, explore, analyze, discover, and truly understand the human experience. In keeping with Marquette's dedication to social justice and leadership in service, we encourage students to put those lessons to work outside the classroom as well, becoming problem-solvers and agents for change in their communities.
Arts and Sciences students are ambitious and eager for internship opportunities that enable them to further their professional development in an employment setting and apply knowledge from their classroom learning. Our office guides students through the process of finding an internship that provides an educational experience, furthers their professional development, and allows them to explore different careers and professions. We also offer students a chance to earn academic credit for their internship. If you like the idea of mentoring students and providing them with professional guidance, and/or your company is seeking to develop a pipeline of well-qualified, bright, and articulate students, we strongly encourage you to partner with the Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Employers who are interested in offering a paid internship should contact our Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry, for more information. If you would like to partner with Marquette, but are unable to offer a paid internship, consider participating in our Great Lakes-Funded Career Ready Internship Program.
We also encourage you to explore the links below for more information about:
Why hire an intern?
While internships are invalauble to students' professional development, they can also be very useful for employers. Not convinced? Check out these top benefits of hiring an intern:
Inviting a different perspective
Interns can bring innovative ideas and technology to the organization, providing new solutions to old problems.
Retaining talent locally
One major concern in the business community is a so-called "talent gap" or "brain drain," which results from a growing number of college graduates leaving the state for opportunities elsewhere. Internships help students establish local connections, making these highly-trained and educated future professionals more likely to stay within the state following graduation.
Building a pipeline of future employees
Internships allow you to see potential future employees in action before making a full-time commitment. Additionally, if students have good experiences at your organization, they are likely to tell their friends about the experience, increasing the young talent that wants to work for your organization.
Supporting students in the community
Through internships, students gain experience, develop skills, and assess their interests and abilities. Internships contribute greatly to a student's professional and personal growth which, in turn, enhances the local workforce as a whole.
Improves leadership and supervisory skills of your employees
When employees mentor interns, they develop skills in being effective leaders and supervisors.