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Internship & Career Planning Seminar

Internship and Career Planning Seminar (CPS)

What does this class have to offer?

The Internship and Career Planning Seminar is a zero-credit class that covers a variety of topics to ensure students are prepared, confident, and skilled in their ability to showcase themselves professionally and better understand how to navigate the world of work.

The Internship and Career Planning Seminar is the pre-requisite requirement for registering an internship for credit through Roger Williams University.

When do I take the Internship and Career Planning Seminar?

CPS must be completed at least one semester prior to registering for an internship through the university. The Internship and Career Planning Seminar occurs every Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Students may register for the Internship and Career Planning Seminar on Roger Central (Search Term: CPS). At Roger Williams University, 17 majors require an internship for credit, and 27 allow an elective credit internship.

Talk to your faculty advisor or contact Mary Santoro for questions regarding CPS.

  • Does your major require an internship?

    Majors: Required Internship Majors: Elective Credit Internship (optional)
    Accounting American Studies
    Arts Management (minor) Anthropology+Sociology
    Communication & Media Studies * Also can do Senior Thesis Capstone as requirement Applied Mathematics
    Creative Writing * Also can do CW-450 or CW-451 Aquaculture & Aquarium Science
    Cybersecurity & Networking (practicum model) Biochemistry
    Web Development Biology
    Graphic Design * Also can do DSGN:429 Citizen Designer Business Law (3 + 3)
    International Business Chemistry
    Journalism Computer Science
    Legal Studies (practicum model) Criminal Justice (practicum model)
    Legal Studies and Law (3 + 3) (practicum model) Dance/Performance
    Management Economics
    Security Assurance Studies (practicum model) English Literature
    Psychology (practicum model) Environmental Science
    Public Health (practicum model) Finance
    Public Relations Foreign Language
    Visual Arts (BFA only) Forensic Science (practicum model)
    International Relations
    Marine Biology
    Performing Arts
    Political Science
    Visual Arts (B.A.)
    Writing (minor)

If you fall into a major that requires an internship or intend to register an internship for elective credit you must complete CPS at least one semester prior.


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