Course Enrollment

Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit course, CSPL 493, for students to receive .25 credit upon successful completion of an internship—whether paid or unpaid. To receive credit, students must satisfy the requirements of the internship and meet Wesleyan’s specific learning requirements.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT PROCESS | The enrollment process can take up to 4-6 weeks. This is a manual process completed by staff across several offices across campus.

ACCESS TO FORMS | You must be logged into your WesPortal using your Wesleyan credentials when prompted.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS | The dates of your internship on the Google Form and Internship Description form must match & be the official dates of the program. These are tied to your CPT enrollment. Questions about CPT? Contact Janice Watson and additional notes may be found here

There is a distinction between eligibility for credit and proof of enrollment

PROOF OF ENROLLMENT | If your internship requires proof of enrollment at Wesleyan University, visit the Office of the Registrar enrollment verification page.

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY | Before applying -- Does the internship application form request proof of eligibility for academic credit? If so, please click here to request a standard form

CSPL493 INTERNSHIP COURSE

ENROLLMENT PERIOD | CLOSED for Fall 2017

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HOW TO ENROLL

To initiate enrollment complete the Google Form for CSPL493  | Form is only active during the open enrollment period 

Have your supervisor directly submit the Internship Description Form to internship_credit@weselyan.edu


ENROLLMENT WILL NOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL BOTH THE GOOGLE FORM AND INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION FORM ARE RECEIVED AND REVIEWED

More information on the course policies and procedures may be found here

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AFTER ENROLLMENT

Students are enrolled in a Moodle group for this course and will be asked to complete short assignments throughout the internship to enhance students' knowledge base and skills connected to their internship experience.

It is also helpful for applicants to reflect on their experience throughout the internship and to have a record of work experience, lessons learned, and progress made in understanding professional, personal and academic goals.

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UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Have your supervisor complete and submit the Internship Completion Form directly to internship_credit@wesleyan.edu within 10 working days of the end of the internship.

  • Make sure that you have completed and submitted all assignments in Moodle. Failure to complete all assignments will result in a U on your transcript.

  • Submit a final reflective essay (500 words) based on your internship experience (the good and bad). The essay will be confidential and should thoughtfully cover the following points:

    • Describe the internship

    • Address challenges and successes based on your experience

    • Evaluate how you responded to working in a professional environment

    • Address any new skills and knowledge you acquired as well as existing skills and knowledge you enhanced

    • Describe insights you gained into the professional field to which the organization/employer belongs

Note: There may be instances where what you discuss in your final essay will prompt further action -- such as in cases of workplace harassment. Faculty and staff will reach out to appropriate partners on campus to ensure student safety and privacy. Contact Wesleyan's Office of Equity and Inclusion for students experiencing harassment in the workplace as well as the Human Resources department at your internship location. Students dealing with personal (emotional, mental health) challenges are strongly urged to contact CAPS

 

Once all forms and assignments have been completed and course requirements have been met by the relevant deadline, credit will then be processed for CSPL493
Contact | Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges Schedule an appointment here