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Internships & Professional Experiences

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Pursuing an internship (credit-bearing) or professional experience (non-credit bearing) is an exciting time in your education. Otterbein encourages its students to complete at least one internship; however, it is important to recognize that completing two or three internships will enable you to be more competitive and make you a more desirable candidate for future employers and/or graduate programs. 

Your college internship may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, credit bearing or non-credit bearing, completed during the school year or the summer and may be located on campus, in the Columbus area or in other regional, national or international locations. There is a great deal of flexibility when it comes to internships; therefore we would encourage you to make an appointment with one of our staff to begin discussing your internship goals.

Internship Benefits

  • Gain an understanding of the world of work
  • Explore career options and gain professional skills related to your major and/or future career choice
  • Increase your motivation to achieve your academic goals
  • Gain a competitive edge for graduate school and full-time employment applications
  • Decide which course of study and specific classes will prepare your for jobs and careers after graduation
  • Expand your professional network.

Ready to Find an Internship?

See Getting Started.

/ Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development is located on the corner of Grove and Home streets near the center of campus behind "The Rock."

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours
M-F: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Contact
Ryan Brechbill, Director
e / rbrechbill@otterbein.edu

Ashley Strausser, Associate Director/Internship Coordinator
e / astrausser@otterbein.edu

Marilyn Williams, Admin. Asst.
e / mwilliams@otterbein.edu
p / 614.823.1456
f / 614.823.3052

Mail
Center for Career & Professional Development
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081

 

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