Internships and Practica
Internships and practica offer students on- or off-campus
job placements and a weekly seminar to integrate
in-class learning with the practical knowledge gained
from first-hand experience on-site. This valuable
experiential learning assists students in formulating
career objectives and better prepares them for future
employment. All bachelor’s degree students must
complete at least one 3-credit internship no later than
the first semester of their senior year. Bachelor’s degree
students may opt to complete additional internships
above and beyond that minimum, and these additional
credits (up to a total of 15 credits) fulfill free elective
requirements. Bachelor’s degree students can only intern
at Dean College two times; any additional internships
would have to be off-campus.
Dean College also encourages students to participate in on-campus, for-credit internships in various departments.
Meet the 2012 Interns
Name: Analis Rozo
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Southbridge, Massachusetts
Year of Graduation: December 2012
Intern Title: Arch Learning Community- Morton Family Learning Center
Interesting Fact: I am the biggest Disney Princess fanatic!
"When I first started here at Dean I had worries about fitting in and having a great college experience. With all the clubs and activities out there, I can say there is always something to do for everyone. Dean has given me many opportunities to build Leadership experience along with Responsibility. After I graduate from Dean I plan on getting my Bachelors in Psychology then continuing my studies to get my Masters in Higher Education."
Name: Hannah Anderson
Major: Liberal Arts
Hometown: Bridewater, MA
Year of Graduation: 2014
Internship Title: Athletics Intern
Interesting Fact: Would love to one day own a bed and breakfast.
"The Dean difference is knowing that when you step foot on this campus there is always someone to help you with whatever you need. I have met many great people during my time here so far and in the end all they want is for the student to succeed and be able to receive a degree and find a job in the work place."
Name: Sammy Laabs
Hometown: Thompson, CT
Year of Graduation: 2013
Intern Title: Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance Intern
Interesting Fact: One day, Sammy aspires to perform on cruise ships, move somewhere to dance with companies (preferably out of the country), and become a dance educator in either dance pedagogy or dance history.
"Dean cares about our individual growth and the person we become while studying here. The dance faculty is like a home away from home and I could not be more grateful for the support and encouragement I receive."
Name: Khanh (Tom) Ly
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Waterbury, VT
Year of Graduation: 2013
Intern Title: Admissions Intern
Interesting Fact: "I had attended another University for a year to only find out how much I miss Dean College ."
"I am entering my senior year here at Dean, and it has been an amazing three years so far. The teachers, friends and coaches are people who you meet and will never forget. When I transferred to another University, I would make the occasional trip back just to have coffee with my old professors and to catch up. It has truly been an amazing experience and I’m proud to call Dean my second home."
Washington Center Affiliation
Dean College is formally affiliated with The Washington
Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, which
provides comprehensive internships and academic
courses in Washington, DC; London, England; and
Sydney, Australia. Students need a minimum cumulative
GPA of a 3.000 and good judicial standing to be eligible
to apply. Associate degree students may complete the
program in the summer after graduation from Dean
College. Bachelor’s degree students may complete the
program after completion of the sophomore year.
Students interested in these options should contact
either the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
or the Assistant Vice President for Academic Support and
Career Planning for pre-qualification before applying
directly to the Washington Center.