Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to achieve peak success in your internship before you ever get there! MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR INTERNSHIP gives you a strategic-planning overview of the entire internship process and sets you up to get ahead. By using real world learning activities and creative Web tools, you'll start to learn more about which career you want to pursue and which internships are the best for you. Plus you'll have the opportunity to practice writing, speaking, and proposing solutions to challenges in the workplace.
About the Author
Ken Kaser has been a successful educator in Texas and Nebraska for 31 years. He received his Masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Nebraska. Ken has received numerous teaching and leadership awards at the local, state, and national levels. He was awarded the Nebraska, Texas, Mountain-Plains, and National Business Teacher of the Year Awards. Ken truly enjoys teaching and presenting topics ranging from "Humor in the Classroom" to "Sports and Entertainment Marketing". Ken has co-authored four Marketing textbooks (Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Sports and Entertainment Management, Hospitality Marketing, and Making the Most of Your Internship). Currently Ken Kaser is Director of the Conrad Hilton College at Sugar Land where an "Events Management" certificate is offered. Ken also is involved in recruiting students throughout the United States for the Conrad Hilton College. John R. "Rusty" Brooks, Jr. is Professor of Marketing and Area Coordinator for the Department of Marketing at Houston Baptist University. He holds the Prince-Chavanne Professorship in Christian Business Ethics. He holds four outstanding teaching awards and is a professional consultant who has served in numerous professional association capacities. Dr. Brooks is an active spokesperson for the DECA program in the Houston area high schools. Kellye Brooks is Internship Director, College of Business and Economics, at Houston Baptist University. Her teacher focus is on assisting students with professional career development issues such as career selection and interviewing skills. Ms. Brooks serves as the vice-chair of the Endowed Academic Scholarship Committee, and is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Graduate Council Committee, the Internal Communications Committee, and the University website Committee.
Table of Contents
1. The Value of an Internship. Benefits of Internships. Beyond Classroom Instruction. Developing Career Networks. Chapter Assessment. 2. How to Choose an Internship Sponsor. Researching Internships. The Sponsor Selection Process. Self-Designed Internships. Chapter Assessment. 3. Branding Yourself. First Impressions Count. Packaging Yourself. Using Goals to Achieve Success. Chapter Assessment. 4. Getting the Interview. Dressing for Success. Cover Letters and Resumes That Sell. Successful Interviews. Chapter Assessment. 5. Making the Right Internship Decision. Linking the Research and Interview Processes. Analyzing Organizational Culture. Choosing Your Internship. Chapter Assessment. 6. On-The-Job-Learning Experiences. Implementing the Learning Contract. Acting Ethically in the Workplace. Handling and Avoiding Difficulties. Chapter Assessment. 7. Adding Value to Your Workplace. The Value Delivery Process. Linking Values to Internship Strategies. Creating a Daily Internship Journal. Chapter Assessment. 8. Developing Group and Team Skills. Understanding Group Behavior. Teamwork. Bringing Value to Teams. Chapter Assessment. 9. Job Performance. Motivation and Goal Setting. The Performance Evaluation Review Process. Bringing Change to the Workplace. Chapter Assessment. 10. Advancing Career Skills Through Your Internship. Improving Communication Skills. Building Leadership Skills. Completing Your Internship -- Your Exit Strategy. Chapter Assessment.