experience is the key to getting a job in today’s increasingly competitive
global economy. There is no doubt that working within their chosen discipline
before graduation will help a student’s chances of gaining full-time employment.
When the Federal Government created new educational regulations stating college
and universities must better prepare students for gainful employment, Morton
College is trying every possible effort to help its students to land an
internship or gain employment after graduation.
more than half of Morton College students who are taking classes online, in the
evening, or working part-time, some students are not able to come and use campus
career placement service. How can we
reach more of our students and bring important career placement resources for
all Morton students? Morton MIS
department worked together with Career Planning and Placement office to get a free
online resource in place. The new resource, as the Blackboard Premier Partner,
Internships.com helps match students with potential companies that have
internship opportunities. Internships.com building block brings students,
employers and higher education together in one centralized location.
can do keyword searches for specific internships, search listings based on
their field of interest or look for internships within a specific geographic
location. Students can login to Morton College Blackboard Learn system, click
on the “My Career” tab on the homepage. After signing up for the service for
the first time student are then automatically logged into Internships.com each
time they access Morton College Blackboard. For more information, please log into the
blackboard here: https://blackboard.morton.edu
In addition to giving students the ability to search for internships,
the Building Block also provides students the opportunity to build resumes and
keep track of the internships for which they have applied. The Internships.com module currently has
more than 81,983 internship positions from 56,573 companies located in 6,398
cities across all 50 states.
Building Block Internships.com has seamless integration with the Blackboard
Learn platform and the installation fast and easy. MIS Blackboard Administrator
just added the resource as a tab within the Blackboard Learn platform and
students can easily find it once they logged into the Blackboard.
Internships.com has been successful for students at other universities. It will
be interesting to see how the number of Morton College students signing up and
using this resources in the coming months.
Pictured: Morton College Blackboard Administrator Xiaoling Gan (right) with the Blackboard Partner Internship.com Manager James Whitehead (left) at Blackboard user conference BbWorld14, Las Vegas, July, 2014