UCC Works internship programme opens for undergrads
Target of 500 placements set for end of year
TechLife | 03 Oct 2012 :
UCC Works provides work experience opportunities on campus for students
Undergrads get hands on with placements
University College Cork is to offer students hands-on work experience under the banner of UCC Works. Under the scheme, participating undergraduates gain experience in campus organisations and receive formal acknowledgement of the learning acquired during the internship.
"Not all students have the opportunity to intern as a part of their academic course. At UCC we recognise the importance and the value of work experience when looking for employment upon graduation," said UCC President Michael Murphy. "Together with the Students' Union, we are delighted to launch the UCC Works programme, which will benefit students professionally as well as providing opportunities to become involved in the university community and have a very fulfilling and rounded student experience."
Almost 200 internship programmes are now available to students in organisations such as the Glucksman Gallery, Campus Radio, Motley and UCC Express student publications, as well as the Granary Theatre, chaplaincy and the Students' Union. Demand for the internships is likely to be high but the programme has a target of at least 500 by the end of the year.
Students' Union president Eoghan Healy said: "We are delighted that the internship programme, UCC Works, is up and running for the year ahead. Students understand the value of work experience, particularly when it comes to looking for employment after college. The initiative also helps students to participate actively in the UCC community and to be part of the wider university environment here on campus."
Pictured: Peter O'Shaughnessy, regional director (Cork Region) IBEC; James O Doherty; Eoghan Healy, president, SU; Louise Maher; and Seamus McEvoy, head of career services, UCC